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January 7, 2018 11:04 am - NewsBehavingBadly.com

Halle-fracklin-lujah, praise Republican Jesus! David McAfee at Patheos reports:

A Christian Republican congressman has openly admitted to sleeping with his patients while he was a doctor, and even pressuring them into abortions despite his public anti-choice stance, but it’s all okay in his mind because he says God forgave him. … DesJarlais reportedly had sex with multiple patients, bought them gifts, and pushed them to have abortions, which he paid for.

But DesJarlais is a Christian, which means all of this is forgiven by his God as long as he properly repents. So far, that’s the stance he’s taken, and it’s worked.

McAfee cited this piece from Nova-Magazine.com:

Somehow, with the country currently much more aware of sexual abuse issues, DesJarlais has avoided public scrutiny. And he doesn’t dispute the claims either. The 53-year-old congressman said he paid the fine against him levied by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners in 2013 for his sexual misconduct with patients

According to the Daily Mail, DesJarlais m=needed a lot of forgiving:

[P]ublic records show that he had a lengthy record of dubious behavior before being elected as part of the Tea Party wave to represent the largely rural south-east Tennessee district, which stretches from just outside Chattanooga to close to the suburbs of Nashville. … The shocking details of the congressman’s behavior are contained in 679 pages of court documents that DailyMail.com has obtained. They come from days of evidence during his bitter 2001 divorce from his first wife Susan Lohr, nine years before he entered Congress.

The women DesJarlais knocked up are no talking:

DailyMail.com tracked down the two patients who had affairs with DesJarlais and both refused to comment. One is now 49 years old and the other is 42.

‘This happened nearly 20 years in the past,’ said the younger patient, who was just 24 when they had their affair in 2000. ‘That’s where it needs to stay.’/blockquote>

I guess the Republican Christian mantra on this matter is “Abortions for the women impregnated by me, but not for thee.” ‘Nuff said…

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