Thou shalt be a shining example
D.C. Councilmember and former Mayor Marion Barry declared himself a “moral leader” at a rally against marriage equality in Washington D.C. Barry led the crowd in chants against marriage equality and gave a speech calling himself one of the cities moral compasses. Barry has been married four times. He is an ex-convict and has been arrested on multiple drug charges and tax evasion cases. He has admitted that he was, at one time, addicted to crack.
Thou shalt treat others kindly
A new poll among Mississippi Republicans going into the 2012 election found that 46 percent of GOP voters think that interracial marriage should be illegal. The poll asked 400 Republican primary voters their preferences for candidates for state and national offices. Only 40 percent said that it should be allowed and 14 percent said they were unsure.
Thou shalt eat right
In the LDS Church the avoidance of coffee and alcohol is of the utmost importance. In the last LDS General Conference for all the members, there were more than five speeches that addressed the Mormon code of health dubbed, the Word of Wisdom. However, a study was recently released that said adults who attend religious services are 50 percent more likely to be overweight. And the study found that Mormons are, on average, 4.6 pounds heavier than those of other religions.
Thou shalt not lie
House Speaker John Boehner said he and House Republicans would defend DOMA, despite not knowing how much the defense would cost. This comes during a budget fight that threatens to shut down the government because he wants more spending cuts across the board.