But what REALLY makes me sad are the reasons Lamb disclosed in the first place: 7.5 million reasons.
The couple explained that there were three people who said they would expose the affair if the couple's ministry did not pay them $7.5 million. (CNN Belief Blog)Pretty heartening, eh? So if not for the blackmail... no disclosure.
And maybe it's none of our damn business. No maybe: it really isn't. Except that when Lamb and his wife Joni spout their simplistic, family-values (anti-gay) formula for Christian living (and Christian prosperity!) it becomes our business, because they're selling a product that's an illusion. False advertising.
Don't buy it.
Don't judge Marcus Lamb for being a hypocrite. We're all hypocrites. None of us lives up to our ideals. But not all of us are getting rich off the desperate religiously-charged expectations of the masses, dutifully sending financial donations to a massive non-profit staffed by millionaires.
Here's a photo of a bunch of millionaires, all together. They look happy and successful.