PM should not tolerate adultery
The community should be concerned at the statement of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that Ministers having affairs is not necessarily inappropriate behaviour.
Would Ms Ardern please advise us when she considers it appropriate for her Ministers to commit adultery?
Having an affair or committing adultery is always morally reprehensible, offensive and inappropriate. It gives offence to our Creator by violating the sixth commandment of God, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” It damages the persons committing adultery, violates the marriage contract to be faithful to your spouse, gives offence to the spouse and gives scandal to the community.
The community have an absolute right to expect that those who sit in our Parliament or in Government are persons of the highest integrity and moral rectitude.
I believe the community has a right to expect the Prime Minister to be a role model in her own personal life, and to expect and demand the highest integrity from her Ministers and members of her caucus.
Ken Orr, Christchurch