This thread is not intended to be an attack on Christians, Republicans, the “Right” or habitual drunkards.
In 1971 John Kerry supposedly threw some Medals that he was awarded for service in a combat zone. He was at the time ~28 years old.
In 1976 George Bush was conviced of DUI. He was ~30 years old.
In 1985 George Bush became a Christian. He was 39 years old (Frontline).
My question/problem/debate is…
My understanding among Christians is that behavior prior to conversion is as if performed by another person. Bush’s DUIs and other behavior is by a different person. He can not be criticized on this. God has fogiven him.
Kerry’s behavior was by the same person. He can be criticized. God has not forgiven him (for what?).
Really this might be poorly posed. I am just trying to understand this born again stuff.
links I used for dates – I also have Cheney 2 DUIs
BUSH DUI 09/04/1976
1985 conversion at 39