In September, author/director Dinesh D’Souza’s movie “2016: Obama’s America,” became the second highest grossing political documentary of all time. On October 16th, on the day of the film’s release on DVD, an Evangelical Christian publication, World magazine, published a story which raised questions about D’Souza’s marriage and subsequent engagement. On Thursday, October 18, the author resigned from his position as president of The King’s College in New York City. — Fox “News”
Aah. Nothing like a moment of pure schadenfreude to kick off a weekend.
Allegations included the separated but not divorced Christian leader checked into a hotel with his fiancée and spent the night together, although “nothing happened.” He vehemently denies this, saying they stayed in separate rooms. This childish finger pointing is only an issue because given his fundamentalist stick-up-the-ass faith, it reeks of hypocrisy.
In his peeved retort, DD notes
I had no idea that it is considered wrong in Christian circles to be engaged prior to being divorced, even though in a state of separation and in divorce proceedings. Obviously I would not have introduced Denise as my fiancé at a Christian apologetics conference if I had thought or known I was doing something wrong. But as a result of all this, and to avoid even the appearance of impropriety, Denise and I have decided to suspend our engagement.
And then comes my favorite part:
Is this how we love and treat fellow believers? If my conduct was improper, wouldn’t it be the decent and charitable thing to approach me about it? Instead, here is a clear attempt to destroy my career and my ministry. This is viciousness masquerading as righteousness. And this is the behavior that is truly worthy of Christian condemnation.
Yeah, it truly hurts when you discover for yourself that the sword cutteth both ways. And when people like me take delight at your agony, that’s’a not amore, that’s schadenfreued.
Thanks for making my day.