A scandal is the result of an inappropriate action. The scandal isn't the wrong doing; it's the activity that happened that has created a scandal. A scandal exists because the wrong action was mirrored against an ideal. And the two - almost like oil and water, or lies and truth - don't mix. When one confronts the other there is friction, and the truth spills out. The tipping point happens and then results in the awkward and uncomfortable recognition and confrontation of the wrong doing and those who participated in the scandal meet real life experience that there are consequences.
I hate it that these moral situations have happened. I'm hopeful though that God will heal these families, bring more darkness into the light and show America that morals really do matter.
And if I hear one more person say "politics is evil" based on this newest activity surmounting, I might stamp the word fool on their forehead. But that's a whole 'nother blog post for another time.