It is this type of self-righteous hypocrisy that makes the lawmaker an easy target.
1. He is in a position that requires, not only that he inact laws, but that he follow them.
2. He touts his religion and it is one that prohibits alcohol, yet he imbibes. He imbibes in such a way that it has become a social and legal problem.
3. With a man of this character, it makes one wonder just what else he is trying to get away with.
And so, his facade of Mormonism comes into play. If someone is acting with all these pretenses in life, it is human nature to wonder why, what the cause and effect are.
These hidden actions reveal the fruits of hypocrisy and deception - and YES we all are sinners. I would behoove us all to admit it, ask for forgiveness, let Christ wash us clean with his blood and become born anew in a life dedicated to our Savior.
The fruits of hypocrisy is seeing someone who must try, try, try to be a better person in his own strength yet always failing - and thus falling into the trap of living a lie. We see it in unregenerated people who call themselves “christian” too.
Wow! Been there, done that. As you know I take a drink or five on a regular basis. When asked by a local what I would be doing on New Years Eve, I responded that I would stay home and try not to compete with all the amateur Utah drinkers who would certainly be out there on the road.
I make an effort to not drive when I drink. Sometimes we make mistakes. This guy needs to honestly admit he doesn't believe in Mormonism. In a 12 step process that should be number 1. The drinking problem can be handled and managed as well.
As said, been there and done that.
If he is convicted of felony (DUI is a felony in many states), he will be excommunicated as well. [Reaganaut]
It is this type of self-righteous hypocrisy that makes the lawmaker an easy target. 1. He is in a position that requires, not only that he inact laws, but that he follow them. [colorcountry]
On top of all this, the SL Trib article this morning says he is the Utah Senate Chair for their Ethics Committee and the Utah Democratic Party Chairman has said: "We expect that there will be consequences for his leadership position and his position as chair of the Senate Ethics Committee".
So he's combined multiple losses with open hypocrisy and depicted the ironic tragedy that his own father was killed by a drunk driver!