According to The New York Times Opinion blog, self-admitted adulterer S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford thinks his current marital difficulties dovetail nicely with the likely mythical story of King David and Bathsheeba.
In the post, the editors write:
In his unending comments about his extramarital affair with a woman he met at a dance in Uruguay, Gov. Mark Sanford often includes spiritual references and talks of God’s will. Last week, for example, he compared himself to King David, and this week he said that God wants him to stay in office. Jon Stewart and others have ridiculed him for these statements.
It’s interesting that Sanford has stated he believes societies should follow God’s “absolute laws.”
One wonders if he believes the biblical injunction to stone adulterers?