WILL SIDE CHICKS BURN IN HELL FOREVER?

SERVING UNDER THE PRESIDENT: Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope works closely with the staff of President Fitz Grant (Tony Goldwyn) in "Scandal."

SERVING UNDER THE PRESIDENT: Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope works closely with the staff of President Fitz Grant (Tony Goldwyn) in “Scandal.”

By. C. Michael Forsyth

2013 was the Year of the Side Chick in popular culture, with glamorous single ladies like the ones portrayed by Kerry Washington in Scandal and Gabrielle Union in Being Mary Jane caught up in steamy affairs with married men. I don’t get the appeal. To me, a gal whose romantic fantasy is to be the other woman is like a boy who dreams about one day being a co-pilot.

Many women relate because they’ve played the role of homewrecker at some point in their lives — and some express no moral qualms about it. They point out that only the married person in the extramarital affair is committing adultery and so, morally, they’re off the hook. But in addition to the 7th Commandment banning adultery, the 10th Commandment forbids you to covet your neighbor’s spouse. So, sleep with a married man and you’ve also committed a moral sin. You wind up in Hell just like the cheating hubby.

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The writer of this blog is C. Michael Forsyth, author of the new romance novel The Blood of Titans.

The writer of this blog is C. Michael Forsyth, author of the new romance novel The Blood of Titans.