“Him screwing up his marriage in itself I think is more gossip than news. This is not a matter of political hypocrisy; he never ran for office by saying ‘I, Anthony Weiner, have great sexual morality and other people have bad sexual morality and I’ll legislate against them.’ He wasn’t like [Louisiana Senator] David Vitter and [former Nevada Senator] John Ensign and all these guys who had that problem. […] I still don’t understand why the John Ensign scandal didn’t get more attention. The John Ensign scandal: He’s schtupping somebody who works for him, who is married to somebody else who works for him. He gets exposed, and he decides that in order to cover it up, he’s gonna have his parents pay them $96,000 and give the husband an illegal lobbying job. And then Tom Coburn, the Senator from Oklahoma, helps him work out the financial deal for the settlement! Why is that less of a scandal than Anthony Weiner has bad manners on Facebook? I mean, it’s just… I mean, yes, they are naked bad manners and they lied and all these things, but like, really?”—Amen! Rachel Maddow, on “Weinergate” (via thallydraper)
“If I really follow what the bible teaches, it seems to me that I need to be constantly laying my human arrogance (and in Latin, this word comes from ‘a-rogo,’ or ‘I have no questions’), upon the altar of God’s constantly demonstrated delight in new beginnings. ‘I will be what I will be,’ is the name he asked Moses to know him by in the book of Exodus. With that as one line of bearing on my thinking, and the steadily increasing revelation of God’s mercy and compassion as the other, I am compelled by my Christianity to refrain from any behaviors or judgments which arrogantly demean the dignity of another human being, or cause him or her to lose hope.”
-Cynthia Bourgeault”—click here to read the full statement. happy pride!