News on credible allegations and confirmed cases of sexual misconduct in the political world. Since there are separate threads on Roy Moore, Al Franken and John Conyers, it’s best not to include them here.
This is a Christian forum so to start, let’s take a moment to consider what God has told us in seven Scriptural passages.
Sin has consequences, they may not happen in the present but God will deal with them at the end of time…
For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person -Mk 7:21-23
Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them -Eph 5:4-7
… but the Triune God has called on all people to be repent (i.e. change one’s heart and mind) and be obedient to God…
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” -Mt 4:17
Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. -1 Cor 6:9-11
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you. -1 Th 4:3-8
… and in the context of this topic, the only place for sex, as originally ordained by God, is marriage, one man and one woman…
Each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. -1 Cor 7:2
Let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband -Eph 5:33