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Election 2016: Time for a shower

By Mark Azzara

Dear Friend,

As an American and as a Christian I am thoroughly humiliated and disgusted by a presidential campaign that’s being conducted in a moral sewer. I feel like I need to take a shower to wash away the hypocritical moral slime that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are hurling, but they are the ones who really should shower because both revel in their hypocrisy.

The cheap, hollow “apology” Trump offered demonstrates that he still believes he has a right to debauchery and doesn’t need to apologize publicly to the wife he has humiliated. Hillary, who was equally humiliated by public revelations of her husband’s sexual exploits while president, is just as hypocritical when she criticizes Trump while refusing to cast her husband into the same cauldron because she now needs Bill’s political skills to help her get elected.

Jesus’ harshest words were reserved for hypocrites. Both candidates must be cleansed of hypocrisy via repentance – a word with heavy religious overtones that actually has an equally non-religious definition: A fundamental change of thinking that leads to an equally fundamental change of conduct. The first one to do so gets my vote.

All God’s blessings – Mark

About Mark Azzara

Mark Azzara spent 45 years in print journalism, most of them with the Waterbury Republican in Connecticut, where he was a features writer with a special focus on religion at the time of his retirement. He also worked for newspapers in New Haven and Danbury, Conn. At the latter paper, while sports editor, he won a national first-place writing award on college baseball. Azzara also has served as the only admissions recruiter for a small Catholic college in Connecticut and wrote a self-published book on spirituality, "And So Are You." He is active in his church and facilitates two Christian study groups for men. Azzara grew up in southern California, graduating from Cal State Los Angeles. He holds a master's degree from the University of Connecticut.

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