The Fall of D’Souza’s Star?
The evangelical magazine WORLD is reporting that Dinesh D’Souza, whose book The Roots of Obama’s Rage was the basis for his anti-Obama movie 2016, showed up at a Christian conference last month with his fiancé. He shared a hotel room with the young woman, but, he assured a conference organizer in Clinton-esque fashion, ‘nothing happened.’
So you figure that conservative Christians might overlook an innocent, pre-marital shared hotel room, right? Perhaps. The real problem is that D’Souza is still married to his wife of 20 years.
According to WORLD’s Warren Smith, D’Souza, whose $10,000 per speech honoraria places him in the ‘top tier’ of Christian speakers, was in South Carolina to speak at a Baptist church, which was hosting ‘high-profile Christians speak on defending the faith and applying a Christian worldview to their lives.’ (Cue guffaws here.)
Will this spell the end of D’Souza’s star? Perhaps, or perhaps he will, as many of the heterosexual fallen do, find redemption. But regardless of what the verdict on his marital issues is from evangelicals, the verdict from conservatives on his propagandistic film is already in: they approve.