Reverend Jesse Jackson has tried to provide some biblical foundation for those who wish that the nation would forgive and forget President Clinton’s behavior. Jackson compared Clinton to another great sinner and penitent, King David. However, those who remember the complete history of that royal adultery will find the comparison somewhat less than reassuring. We, like many others, have grave doubts about the sincerity of President Clinton’s repentance. He is obviously very sorry that he was caught in adultery and the tangle of lies with which he tried to hide it. He may even be sorry that he has caused his daughter great pain. But true repentance requires a changed life, and there is no evidence of that. More . . .
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