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Real Answers™
Copyright: © ©2004 William E. Cripe, Sr.
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By: William E. Cripe, Sr.


Remember the conversation around the water cooler when former president Bill Clinton defiantly shook his finger at the nation protesting, “I never had sex with that woman.” Do you remember how concerned the former president was about his legacy? Well, for all of his fretting I believe his legacy has been firmly established!

Bill Clinton did more as president of the United States for the mainstreaming of immorality than any one person in history. If you think that’s over the edge, consider the following: Two enterprising young female, Harvard students, started a new rag at the school called the H-bomb. The new school paper — supported by school funding — features all the stories you’d expect from a great school of academic inquiry. The H-Bomb features erotic fiction, nude photos — I’m sure they’re very artistic -- and poetry saturated with sex.

Newsweek stated that this type of school newspaper is really nothing unique from many all over numerous campuses around the country. Apparently they’re right.

At Yale University, Eric Rubenstein organized a campus “sex week.” He describes it as a celebration and exploration of sex and sexuality. This prestigious university allowed Mr. Rubenstein to solicit the services (uh, make that, “remunerate”) of porn stars for regaling the student body with tales from between the sheets.

If that wasn’t sleazy enough, the enterprising young Yale man also recruited an expert on masturbation. (It’s beside the point but one might wonder how one achieves “expert” status in such a field.)

What is noteworthy is to whom Rubinstein credits his generation’s cultural slide into the cesspool of lust that enabled him to have the vision for such an event. Quoting Newsweek, “Rubinstein traces his generation’s openness to the Lewinsky scandal.” “We were in high school then,” He says, “…that kind of brought sex out of the closet.”

This Yaley is not the first of his generation to bestow the mantle of shamelessness on the former Fornicator-in-Chief. As a pastor I have heard high-schoolers state it was from Bill Clinton that they derived their definition of sex and then explain why many teens do not view oral sex as “sex.”

“But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.” (Ephesians 5:3-5)

Paul’s words denote someone who is committed to a patterned lifestyle of immoral choices. Such behavior is inconsistent with someone who has the third person of the Trinity living within them and so in Paul’s estimation, someone so committed is not really a person of faith.

With the release of his book and an abundance of interviews, I have heard bill Clinton “confess his sin” concerning Monica Lewinsky, and for a moment I thought perhaps there was even a twinge of sincerity there, but then he returned rapidly to his victim status, looking to lay blame in all the wrong places.

Mr. Clinton’s status before God is neither my burden nor my call. And for his sake, I hope he has truly turned from his penchant for half-truths and immoral conduct. For he, like we all, will give an account one day and on that day there will be no manipulation and no opinion polls by which we will judged but by the Judge of the whole Earth. Jesus said, “By their fruits they shall be known.” For Clinton’s sake, I hope there’s not a crop failure.

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