Stupid Sin

To call Gov. Mark Sanford’s caper (saying he was hiking the Appalachian Trail while actually flying to Argentina for an extended tryst with his lover) sophomoric is an insult to sophomores. It reminds me of the incredible blindness of one Gov. Blago, who continued phoning people about dirty deals even though he knew the feds were investigating.

Some people think they will never get caught-until they are. Evangelist Billy Sunday once said, “Sin can be forgiven, but stupid is forever.” What Sanford did was not only sinful; it was stupid to the nth degree. South Carolina doesn’t need him running the state.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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