John McCain is committing adultery.

“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman is committing adultery.”
–Jesus Christ, as quoted in Mark 10:11 and Luke 16:18

I’m just saying.  By having divorced Carol and married Cindy, John McCain committed adultery and has lived in an adulterous relationship for 28 years now.  This may not be adultery as your typical American defines it, but it is adultery according to Jesus Christ.

In addition, McCain had several extramarital affairs during his marriage to Carol and began his relationship with Cindy while still married to Carol.  That is adultery by anybody’s definition.

It’s true that McCain has said the failure of his first marriage was the biggest moral failure of his life and that he’s on pretty good terms with Carol.  He could be worse.

But he also said in the above forum, “For me as a Christian, [marriage] is a sacred union. God’s in the mix.”  This indicates his intention to follow the teachings of Jesus.  How, then, can he believe that his current adulterous union is acceptable?

This isn’t the reason I’m not voting for John McCain.  He and I disagree on nearly all the issues of American government that I think are far more important than his sexual behavior.

However, it seems to me that just ten years ago, there were a lot of Americans who thought it was very, very important to have a president who did not commit adultery.  This year, a lot of Americans have been saying John Edwards will never again be able to run for office because he committed adultery.  Clearly, there are people to whom this is a deciding issue.

Therefore, I say: If you believe that an adulterer is unfit to serve as President of the United States, do not vote for John McCain.  If you believe that McCain’s adultery no longer matters because he is now (as far as we know) in an exclusive relationship with Cindy, compare the behavior of this self-professed Christian to the teachings of Jesus Christ.