Monday, January 30, 2012

Modern Sodom and Gomorrah

Stevie looked at her ex and said, "Living in South California was like Sodom and Gomorrah, Jon.” God didn't send the angels there to pray for Lot and his family. He sent them to remove those people from that vile environment. That's what Daniel Bellardi wants to do in North California: provide a positive moral environment for kids like ours. Praying for Dougie, Shawna, and Collin was important, but it wasn't enough. We should have pulled them out of L.A. and become involved with political leaders like Senator Bellardi a long time ago. If we had, maybe our Dougie ..." Stevie did not need to complete the thought. Dougie's overdose had been extremely hard on both of them.

Stevie knew her strong comment had implicated him as a failure with their children. Watching him process her words, she could not read his response. Finally he resumed eye contact. "How does Daniel Bellardi intend to keep North California morally positive? People are people, Stevie. You can take them out of Sodom and Gomorrah, but you can't make them moral."

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