Two quasi celebrities have pictures of them cavorting with women made very very public that starts the rumor mills that they’re cheating on their vows.
Uh-oh. So what do you do next?
So you’ve seen the images of one of the more famous Dad’s on television Jon from “Jon and Kate Plus 8” being seen hanging out with another woman. Well, just imagine that Jon went on national television this morning and started saying things like he’s in love with the other woman he was seen cavorting with. And by the way, he’s been cheating on his wife for two years. Oh and also, he thinks monogamy in a marriage is good but should be optional. And while saying he doesn’t want to be the “poster boy” for the Monogamy debate he felt he needed to speak out on national television.
So what would you think of him? Pretty slimy, right?
Well that’s exactly what Father Alberto Cutié is doing right now since getting caught cavorting with a woman on the beach.
Father Alberto Cutié sat down for his first television interview since the scandal began on The Early Show Monday. While he said many things which made him seem likeable and penitent I kept wondering what the heck is he doing on national television talking about this?
He says he doesn’t want to hurt the Church, well what does he think he’s doing by giving interviews?
Fr. Cutie says he’s mulling his next move, which he says could range from breaking up with her to marrying her. The woman, he indicated, wants to marry him.
Conceding he’s become “kind of a poster boy” for the debate over priests being celibate, Cutié said priestly celibacy is good, but should be optional.
On the Early Show, he said:
“”I don’t want to be the anti-celibacy priest. I think that’s unfortunate. I think it’s a debate that’s going on in our society, and now I’ve become kind of a poster boy for it. But I don’t want to be that. I believe that celibacy is good, and that it’s a good commitment to God. This is something I’ve struggled with. And something that I never expected to become a public debate.
… What many say is that maybe it should be optional. And that I do believe: I do believe that people should be given the option to marry or not to marry in order to serve God.”
OK. People who don’t want to be poster boy’s for a certain issue usually don’t go on the morning talk shows. Just a thought.
Meanwhile, at least Jon from Jon and Kate Plus 8 has gone underground and is simply at home taking care of his children and trying to get on with his life.
Now, we’ve got polls running throughout the media concerning the Catholic Church’s “outdated?” rules on celibacy. And now the story has even more attention.
Look. People sin. Nobody’s perfect. Fr. Cutie broke a vow. That’s pretty serious stuff. You don’t go on national television to talk about it. You go to Confession.