Consistency, Please

I avoid the topic of politics. This post is not about politics, though it will seem that way. It is about hypocrisy and inconsistency in so many Christians.

A bunch of Christians were backers of Herman Cain, despite the fact that he’s been accused of multiple cases of sexual harassment and an affair. Now that Cain is out of the race, many Christians are jumping on the bandwagon of Newt Gingrich’s campaign. Newt has committed adultery on two of his three wives. Many of the people supporting Newt are the same Christians who screamed for the impeachment of Bill Clinton because of his sexual improprieties. (An impeachment that was driven by Newt Gingrich while he was in the middle of an affair himself.)

Does character matter in a leader? I guess it’s debatable. Some argue that a man can lead effectively regardless of his personal integrity. Personally, I disagree. Given the choice, I’d rather have a man of character and integrity even if I don’t agree with all his policies, than a man who I agree with all his policies but doesn’t have character and integrity.

I guess it’s debatable, and I suppose everyone has to make that decision for themselves, but make the decision and be consistent about it. To demand Clinton’s impeachment, but then support Gingrich’s candidacy is hypocritically absurd.