Can This Marriage be Saved?

It’s time for all good people who believe in the truth of the Bible and the sacredness of marriage to stand up and stop Karl Rove from making a terrible mistake…

Karl Rove, former senior adviser to President George W. Bush, has been granted a divorce in Texas after 24 years of marriage, family spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

“Karl Rove and his wife, Darby, were granted a divorce last week,” said Perino. “The couple came to the decision mutually and amicably, and they maintain a close relationship and a strong friendship. There will be no further comment, and the family requests that its privacy be respected.”

The heck with privacy, and the heck with the godless secular Texas divorce court. If the Roves have family values now is the time to prove it.

The news report, from Politico, goes on and on about what great friends the Roves are, and how much they love their son. It brought tears to my eyes. These people are obviously crying out for an intervention. They don’t know how to run their own lives as well as the concerned Christians who are ready and willing to set them straight. They only need to believe, and surrender, and God can heal their marriage.

According to the Bible, what they are trying to do is a grave sin, and as far as God is concerned, they are married for life. It’s actually more biblical for a man to have two wives than to casually divorce the mother of his son. So Karl Rove will have to work it out somehow with his first wife and undivorce wife number two as soon as possible.

Maybe he thinks he can be like Newt Gingrich — three’s the charm.

Maybe all these people think they can clobber non-believers with the Bible while picking and choosing which parts of it they will apply to themselves. Maybe they want the freedom of a secular society while wooing the Americans who would be happier with a theocracy. Maybe they practice a modern conception of marriage but preach tradition when same-sex couples try to marry on an equal basis of rights and responsibility.

It’s sad when long-term couples break up, especially when there are children. It happens all the time. It’s sad when long-term couples are denied the right to marry in the first place.

I don’t expect Karl Rove to show a new humility, or open-mindedness. It would be more true to the pattern for him to show up at a function with a younger woman on his arm. That’s the way of the world.

Glenn Greenwald on Salon
has more background on the liberal Texas divorce laws and Karl Rove’s crusade against same-sex marriage on the grounds of biblical tradition.

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