This is NOT meant to be political, but I have seen a few posts on CAF (not to mention the mass media) where people laugh at Bristol Palin for her abstinence campaign, or insinuate that she is being insincere or hypocritical. Now, I know that many people never liked the Palins and think they are all a bunch of phonies in general, not just in regard to sex. So maybe that's all it is. But people don't really come out and say that usually. They just say "how can she campaign for chastity when she obviously didn't wait for marriage herself?" (Since, for those of you who live in caves, she had a baby out of wedlock). As if this fact, by itself, disqualifies anyone from campaiging for chastity. And yet, Christalina Evert, was not a virgin when she married, and still is a respected Catholic chastity speaker. (Unless, of course, the people who respect her don't know about her past).
I always thought of hypocrisy as someone who says "Do what I say, not what I do." So, a person who campaigns for chastity while, say, having a secret live-in lover who they come home to every night, or someone who campaigns against drugs while regularly using drugs themselves, would be a hypocrite. But not someone who slipped up in the past and repented.
So, is this just about people being anti-Palin, or do most CAFers think that people who committed sins in the past are disqualified to speak against them? (Since that wouldn't leave too many people to speak...)