Why are so many Christian politicians getting caught in sex scandals?

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Monday, January 3rd, 2011
In the last few years, there has been a virtual epidemic of Christian politicians caught, well there’s no better way to put it, with their pants down. Of all the nine major sex scandals involving all U.S. congressmen since 2006, eight of them involved figures strongly self identified as Christians (mostly Evangelicals of some sort).

Why is this happening? And what does it say about the potent mix of sex, religion, and power that increasingly swirls around Christian elites?

Michael Lindsay riffs on these questions, drawing on his expertise as a professor of sociology at Rice University and the author of the award winning books, Faith in the Halls of Power. Michael is one of the founders of the Veritas Riff.
Christian politicians are getting caught in the act at an alarming rate. What's going on? With Michael Lindsay
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Length: 24 minutes
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