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July 29, 2009

State Senator from the Bible Belt Resigns

Tennessee Republican Paul Stanley announced yesterday that he was resigning from the state Senate after his affair with an intern became public.

"I have decided to focus my full attention on my family," the a 47-year-old evangelical said in a statement. Stanley defended his support of a ban on adoptions by unmarried couples in a radio interview yesterday.

"Whatever I stood for and advocated, I still believe to be true," he said. "And just because I fell far short of what God's standard was for me and my wife, doesn't mean that that standard is reduced in the least bit."

The intern's boyfriend had threatened to release nude photos of her unless Stanley paid him $10,000, according to news reports.



According to Stanley's web site http://paulstanley.org/about.htm

He is a member of Christ United Methodist Church where he serves as a Sunday school teacher and board member of their day school

I don't think that Methodists are typically considered "evangelical", but I could be wrong.

Give me a break already! Another evangelical bites the dust, another sex scandal, another cheap shot motivated by $$$. Sexual indiscretions are part of a fallen human race, right? This isn't news but it is ever so sad.

Gee, what a sweety boyfriend, offering to not release nude pictures of his girlfriend in exchange for money. When will these girls stop having sex outside of marriage and stop letting someone take nude pictures. You shouldn't even let your husband take nude pictures of you because he might be an ex someday. Three people so entangled in sexual fulfillment they just kept adding to their sins.
I know it's not funny, but you gotta laugh at how the Senator got caught in this one. It's interesting that it's always the girl in nude pictures, never the sweety boyfriend or the Senator. This is why you shouldn't give sex for free except to your husband while keeping your good eye on him too.

Wonder if he was a member of that fellowship group in DC as well.