As a conservative, it really gets me hot under the collar when a self-identifying conservative politician does stupid or shall we just call it sin! Now, Prime Minister Turnbull is a Labor politician in the Liberal camp. Turnbull was for same-sex marriage, he believes in climate change and he wants to make Australia a Republic. When Turnbull does and says stupid I can understand because he is stupid when it comes to these and some other issues.
However, recently a conservative National Party person did a stupid (sin) by committing adultery with one of his staff members. Not only that, he has now left his wife and children to move in with the adulteress who is expecting their baby this April. This person is the Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the National Party, Barnaby Joyce. In the past this person has said:
“I’m a strong Catholic. I’m anti-abortion…and I’m going to be standing up for conservative family values.” The Age 15th Apr, 2005
“On 16th August, 2005, he gave his Maiden Speech in the Senate and began, “Thank you, Mr President. Firstly, I would like to acknowledge my parents who brought me into this world, my wife…and children…who support me in this world, and my God who oversees all and who hopefully I will meet in the next.” Hansard, Senate Maiden Speech
When a Labor politician lies and does stupid I can understand it because they are a Labor thinking left-leaning socialist and are stupid. However, note three words Joyce said in the first quote; “conservative family values”. He may have been then in word but certainly not in heart! As the Lord Jesus said “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders” Mark 7:21.
Joyce in his maiden speech for the Senate said: “my God” who he “hopefully” would meet someday. Well, firstly, Joyce can be sure he will meet God one day but perhaps not the way he thinks; Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Barnaby Joyce is a liar and whoremonger of whom God says will have their part in the lake of fire. Barnaby Joyce needs to do some serious thinking concerning God, Jesus Christ, sin, Heaven, Hell and eternity. John the Apostle wrote in John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Has Joyce done something many other politicians have not done? Probably not. Sadly, what many if not most of the Labor side are on about is not the adultery but the job transfer and salary that was given this staff member. What does that tell us about those politicians?
Barnaby Joyce needs to step down from being Deputy Prime Minister and allow someone who does truly hold to “conservative family values” have the job. One’s private life does affect their public life!