The Foley Fiasco

The Foley Fiasco brings to light a number of interesting points.

1. In discussing his homosexuality, Mark Foley says that as a boy he was sexually abused by a clergyman. Many homosexuals were abused earlier in life, lending credence to the notion that homosexuality is a disorder.

2. Foley’s interest in underage congressional pages highlights the link between homosexuality and pedophilia. While gays are no more than 3 percent of the population, they constitute about a third of child sexual abusers. Perhaps reluctance to grasp this obvious point made Republican leaders skittish about confronting Foley about any alleged problems with pages.

3. The Democrats’ newfound umbrage over a sinful sexual matter contrasts nicely with their previous kid-glove treatment of scandals involving Clinton, Frank, and Studds. I wonder if it will last past November.

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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