We are not talking of homosexuality here, Coldstream, that is a separate subject. Here we are talking of conservative hypocrisy.
He was also a very vocal, very strident opponent of gay marriage.
Or, for example, if he claimed to be a Catholic, he would be a hypocrite for being an adulterer as well.
Well then, he'd be a hypocrite for claiming to be a Catholic while not following in the Church's beliefs, wouldn't he?
"Ten Commandments are open to interpretation, Tonington. E.g. does ‘thou shalt not kill’ oppose abortion? Some will say yes, others will say not. Does ‘love thy neighbour’ also mean love thy homosexual neighbour? Some will say yes, some will say no."
Once again, SirJosephPorter, yo displayed your stunning ignorance.
"Love thy/your neighbour" is NOT one of the Ten Commandments.
Perhaps that is why you so often and so flagrantly disrespect it.
Not necessarily, TenPenny. Do we really know what is in somebody’s heart? We don’t know what he meant by Catholic. Catholicism means different things to different people. There are some homosexuals, who insist that they are Catholic.
So do we really know how he felt about adultery? We don’t unless he gave a sermon on adultery, or preached to others that adultery is wrong. If he said nothing, I am willing to give him the benefit of doubt and assume that he felt ambivalent about adultery.
I am sure there are millions of Catholics in USA who commit adultery, it doesn’t’ make them all hypocrites. Or there are still many gays in the closet, married to someone of other gender. That doesn’t make them hypocrites.
Hypocrites is a term applied to a small group of people, who preach to others one way of life and then they themselves live another way.
So in other words, your original post, where you claim someone is a hypocrite because of his adultery, you are completely wrong, because you are now arguing that being a religious adulterer does not make you a hypocrite.
You've managed to grow up quite a bit in the course of this thread.
TenPenny, I never said that Duvall’s adultery made him a hypocrite. Read my original post. It is the fact that he committed adultery AND he used to preach to others how they should live their lives (he got 100% rating, from the conservative, family values organization, Capitol Resource Institute), that makes him a hypocrite.
I would never say that committing adultery would make somebody a hypocrite. Basically if someone preaches to others that they should live a certain lifestyle and then he himself does not live by his own rules, that make him a hypocrite.
You cannot say that, because you do not know what was in his heart.
I may not know what was in his heart, but I know perfectly well what he preached. He strongly opposed gay marriage, he strongly supported other ‘pro-family’ causes, abortion etc. (that is why he got a 100% rating from a far right organization).
He did not practice what he preached, that makes him a hypocrite.