Conservative stalwart and director of “2016: Obama’s America” has landed himself in some very hot water. Christian magazine World reported on Tuesday that in late September, D’Souza was joined at a post-speech book-signing table by a young woman who was not his wife, Dixie. He apparently introduced Denise Odie Joseph II to several people as his fiancée:

Finally, near 11 p.m., event organizer Tony Beam escorted D’Souza and Joseph to the nearby Comfort Suites. Beam noted that they checked in together and were apparently sharing a room for the night in the sold-out hotel. The next morning, around 6 a.m., Beam arrived back at the hotel and called up to D’Souza’s room. “We’ll be down in 10 minutes,” D’Souza told Beam. D’Souza and Joseph came down together, and Beam took them to the airport.

The next day another conference organizer, Alex McFarland, distressed by D’Souza’s behavior, confronted him in a telephone conversation. D’Souza admitted he shared a room with his fiancée but said “nothing happened.” When I called D’Souza, he confirmed that he was indeed engaged to Joseph, but did not explain how he could be engaged to one woman while still married to another. When asked when he had filed for divorce from his wife, Dixie, D’Souza answered, “Recently.”

According to San Diego County (Calif.) Superior Court records, D’Souza filed for divorce only on Oct. 4, the day I spoke with him. Under California law, that starts the clock on a six-month waiting period for divorce. D’Souza on Oct. 4 told me his marriage was “over,” said he “is sure Denise is the one for me,” and said he had “done nothing wrong.”

“Done nothing wrong”? Not so fast. D’Souza claims that it never occurred to him that Christianity would frown upon infidelity, emotional or otherwise:

“I asked a lawyer whether there was anything wrong in being engaged while separated but prior to being divorced,” he said. “I was told there’s no problem with that and actually that happens all the time. I proposed to Denise and we became engaged.”

“I believe I have good biblical grounds for divorce and was going through the legitimate process,” said D’Souza. “The thing I will admit: I did not have any idea that it is seen as wrong in Christian circles to be engaged prior to being divorced even though separated. … That was a true error of judgment, but it was truly a case where I didn’t know better.”

“My purpose was to put our relationship on a legitimate and honorable foundation,” said D’Souza. “I’m a college president at King’s and a public figure as a Christian apologist, and I thought it very important that any woman I appear with have a legitimate relationship with me.”

So, his divorce still pending, D’Souza got engaged to another woman. Did he honestly believe that would be seen as acceptable? Not the wisest  move. And he’s paying for it dearly.

Yesterday, he issued a response to the World article:

He insisted that he and his wife have been separated for two years and that Marvin Olasky, former King’s College provost and current World editor, is sensationalizing the story in order to get back at him.

Nevertheless, this morning, he resigned from his post as President of King’s College, an evangelical Christian college in Manhattan.

Here is the college’s full statement:

NEW YORK, NY, OCTOBER 18, 2012—The Board of Trustees of The King’s College in New York City has accepted the resignation of its president, Dinesh D’Souza, effective immediately. D’Souza was appointed president of the Christian college in 2010.

Board Chairman Andy Mills stated, “After careful consultation with the Board and with Dinesh, we have accepted his resignation to allow him to attend to his personal and family needs. We thank him for his service and significant contribution to the College over the last two years.”

The Board has asked Andy Mills to assume the position of interim president and will immediately begin a search for the new president. Mills urged the King’s community to pray for Dinesh and his family during this difficult period.

Unsurprisingly, liberals are having a field day:

Charming.

https://twitter.com/ZombieShel/status/259039245824565251

For many years, D’Souza has been a reliable voice for conservatism and the Christian faith. And, while we clearly don’t share the Left’s glee at his resignation, we are shocked and disappointed by what has happened. He appears to have exercised some poor judgment, and if the affair allegations are true, he must face the consequences of his actions.

  • Elaine

    You KNEW the left would never leave him alone until they got some dirt on him! Democrats can have SEX in the Oval office and get away with it! Just proves they hold OTHERS to a higher standard. HYPOCRITE party strikes again with fear, intimidation and humiliation.

    • grais

      If I may…The Democrat President of the United States can have Extramarital sex with a woman young enough to be his daughter in the Oval office….

    • http://www.cosmicgirl.net/ Cosmic Girl

      I don’t think demoncrats hold others to a higher standard. I just think they hold themselves to such a low standard, that when someone who hates their low standards ‘falls’, it brings them great joy.

    • Love of Country

      And Bill Clinton didn’t just have a dozen extra marital affairs … he actually set out to destroy the careers and reputations of everyone he slept with once he was done using them in the bedroom.

      Bill Clinton is the most despicable and dishonorable adulterer the country has ever known …. leave it to liberals to revere him as the most awesome dirtbag in the history of the world, lol.

    • Marjorie

      Interesting you are blaming the Left for Dinesh’s downfall when it was a conservative Christian group that outed him. Oh, and by the way, the woman Dinesh was with has posted on Facebook that SHE’S MARRIED! Dinesh’s sex life wouldn’t interest anyone if he hadn’t based his career on criticizing everyone else’s morality. It’s about hypocrisy, people, and you’ll get called on it every time you try to dictate morality to others while your personal actions don’t measure up to your professed ideals. President Clinton wasn’t dictating morality, so it’s a false comparison to invoke his name in this.

  • Lisa

    What’s sad is most of these people didn’t even see his film! No hate but VERY informative.

  • digitalPimple

    What a fool. Why do this to yourself. Bummer.

  • http://twitter.com/lazypadawan lazypadawan

    Guess it all went to his head.

  • Mary Lee

    Agreed, while not illegal, his actions do not represent the college he presided over or the Christian faith and while I like the man’s writing, I just can’t make myself believe the “I didn’t know this would be frowned upon” excuse when he was President of an evangelical Christian college.

    • http://www.cosmicgirl.net/ Cosmic Girl

      yeah…that excuse does sound lame. At the very least, get 2 separate rooms, for cryin’ out loud.

  • TroyGates

    Not excusing his actions, but no one is immune to sin nor perfect.

  • palinhb

    I thought Dinesh would have erectile dysfunction like Rush Bimbo ….both are past 50 years old….an embarassment to those who promoted 2016 like Mark Levin, the Wallbanger, and thrice married, Rush Bimbo

    • grais

      What does it really have to do with 2016?

    • CalCon10

      I see…a man’s personal life completely invalidates facts that he’s discovered.

      Riiiiight.

      Where did your Limbaugh-bashing come from? Loser troll.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Is it as embarrassing as Obama’s homosexual affair with Larry Sinclair and who knows how many “community guys” he organized?

    • John (it true me am)

      By that logic Stephen Hawking’s entire career is invalidated as well. Tough break.

    • John (it true me am)

      By that logic Stephen Hawking’s entire career is invalidated as well. Tough break.

    • Liberal Hater

      Classy. Obsessed with erect peni I see… that’s all we need to know about you.

  • http://ladyliberty1885.com/ LadyLiberty1885 – A.P. Dillon

    D’Souza had been separated for over two years. He actually spoke to his ex before getting engaged. This is a non-story being made hay of as payback for his film and books. Period. The End.

    • $7421226

      true.

    • http://twitter.com/Reagan_Lady Liberty

      Separation is still married, legally and in God’s eyes, so it doesn’t matter.

      • Don

        Do you really think God cares about the laws of some state in the United States of America?

      • Ryan Blake Comer

        What’s that Bible verse about judging?

        • RogueRose

          It’s right next to the one about adultery.

        • Liberal Hater

          What’s the verse you apparently don’t understand and are taking out of context? It doesn’t say to NOT JUDGE at all and to just let OTHER CHRISTIANS do whatever they please. Paul backs that up too. But hey, go with your incorrect version that people think gives them the right to not face consequences.

    • michael s

      As it should be.

  • YeahWeWill

    Unfortunately it seems that he put himself out there and got burned! Doesn’t take away from the credibility of his writing, the documentary or his intelligence.

  • USAPatriotSC

    Only Liberals will celebrate mistakes by Conservatives and try to bring them down to their level. The Liberal Party is the party of hate so these comments are of no surprise.

  • CalCon10

    Big deal.

    Separated for two years, getting a divorce, engaged? In Hollywood, he’d be considered quite the gentleman.

    Payback for going against Obama. As for Olasky…uber-weirdo who writes unreadable essays.

  • irishgirl91

    The college no doubt has a morals clause of some sort so he will have to pay the price there. As to the rest, if he has been separated for 2yrs I don’t find it offensive that he is engaged, in fact I wish him well. BTW, I have been married to the same man for 30yrs.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    He wasn’t hiding his relationship, seperated for two years…The left is amazing at publishing stories without the facts. Oh, yeah, always double check on a lawyers advice. Trust me.

    • aegean1

      Only real mistake here is that he didn’t make the separation “official” by filing for divorce. If they’ve been separated for two years, what’s the big deal? Other than not clearing it with the gubmint.

  • Love of Country

    I’m just glad Bill Clinton’s influences only affected this guy’s personal life and not his politics …. he makes great movies.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Hey, New York Magazine, WE ARE STILL VOTING FOR ROMNEY!!!

  • http://twitter.com/l4issez Conservative First

    All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. David, slept with a married woman while her husband was fighting a war, then had him murdered. This is between he, his wife, and God.

    Funny that the left, who defended, and still defend, Bill Clinton tooth and nail, are trashing Dinesh over this.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    this disheartens me. and while we can point to cases where the left has approved infidelity or at the very least turned a bored blind eye, wrong is wrong and i don’t think the right should say, “well, it’s only because he’s conservative that it is a big deal.” that said, the circumstances doesn’t negate his film or his view on politics. just goes to show that life happens on both sides of the spectrum.

  • 2ifbyT

    We all sin and fall short of God’s glory.

  • Edward Reyes

    hahahahaha, like that is big news ..who cares about who he fornicates ??, he is not running for any office anyway, so whats the big deal ??? ..more power to you Dinesh, as long you did not pull that John travolta move, then your fine in my book …Handle your business brother

  • ember

    I’ve been waiting to see what kind of scandal the left would come up with for D’Souza. This was coming. No one criticizes the great and mighty O and gets away with it. No one.

  • TEXANONLY

    GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DINESH

  • $7421226

    DSouza’s private life does NOT change the FACTS FACTS FACTS in “2016”. and all of us real American Christians understand that.

    • michael s

      No but his private life will change his bank account .

  • nc

    There’s something so distasteful about people who take such glee at a man’s public humiliation.

  • http://twitter.com/Reagan_Lady Liberty

    Very, very sad.

  • Joe Black

    Hypocrites –Well they did it too! –How 3rd grade can adults be. Dems are hypocrites because they have sex in the oval office. Republicans are hypocrites because the try to legislate their Christian ideals on everyone else. Get a frickin’ life. He cheated, then he did what he had to do. Politics are crap for this reason. Everyone is so willing to turn the blind eye to the person on their side.

  • Dave Silva

    always entertaining seeing libs attack conservatives. So quick to forget Clinton stream of women, he didn’t even have the fortitude to stop as a pres. Of course, this goes right on line with most lib presidents, wouldn’t surprise me if true of obama too with how little time they seem to spend together. Also stupid for him to resign if he did nothing wrong, there are enough examples of Christians behaving horribly, so attacking this man when he literally did nothing wrong is ridiculous. Throwing people overboard because someone smears them is not a Christian act.

  • michael s

    Totally deserves it. Since he tolerates racism towards black people,I hope this is the start of his downfall. NO SYMPATHY HERE. This was the best news i heard today.

    • waltzingmtilda

      If that’s the best news you had all day…I kinda feel sorry for ya.

    • waltzingmtilda

      If that’s the best news you had all day…I kinda feel sorry for ya.

    • TexSizzle

      Your race card has been rejected for being over the limit. Please submit an alternate form of payment.

      • michael s

        maybe so but at least i’m not supporting someone who is a religious hypocrite. had he said i want to be the hugh hefner of the conservative movement that would be honest. instead he feigns ignorance of CHRISTIAN principles while running a CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. i’ll say it again ANDERS BREVIK IS A MORE HONEST CHRISTIAN THAN HE. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE HIM ON JUDGE JUDY.

        • TexSizzle

          What does that have to do with your claim of racism? Nice attempt at bait & switch; typical for a progressive.

          • michael s

            I listened to his statements that’s my claim. This is why karma is wonderful. Dinesh said Pres Obama is ” undermining family values “. A statement from an exposed religious fraud.

          • TexSizzle

            So you equate “undermining family values” with racism? You’re making even less sense than usual, if possible.

          • michael s

            Im not equating those subjects. I listened to him for yrs denying racism towards blacks while attacking us. That is my claim you don’t have to accept it. Deal with the karma that has correctly visited him. Deal with him being the personification of walking sacrilege. Think about all the students whose minds he distorted as the head of a Christian college yet claiming ignorance of the tenets. NO SYMPATHY HERE.

          • TexSizzle

            So, because of what you perceive as “racism” from him in the past, you yell “racism” at something that has nothing at all to do with race. Typical knee-jerk reaction of a mindless liberal.

          • michael s

            Im happy you are defending a religious hypocrite. You refuse to deal with his fraudulent personna. You can confuse the racism issue that’s to be expected. At least I am not purposely avoiding the DESERVED karma he now has and the reason why ITS JUSTIFIED.

          • TexSizzle

            I am not defending anyone. I’m calling you out on attacking with the term “racist” when the original story had *nothing* to do with race. When you respond to *everything* (perhaps a slight exaggeration) with cries of racism regardless of whether race is even mentioned, I have no reason to consider anything you have to say on the actual subject. If you wish to criticize someone for something that has nothing to do with race, don’t play the race card. It’s that simple.

      • michael s

        maybe so but at least i’m not supporting someone who is a religious hypocrite. had he said i want to be the hugh hefner of the conservative movement that would be honest. instead he feigns ignorance of CHRISTIAN principles while running a CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. i’ll say it again ANDERS BREVIK IS A MORE HONEST CHRISTIAN THAN HE. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE HIM ON JUDGE JUDY.

    • TexSizzle

      Your race card has been rejected for being over the limit. Please submit an alternate form of payment.

  • Ryan Blake Comer

    Clearly a mistake in judgement, but come on. He sounds like he was genuinely trying to do things the right way.

  • YERMOM182

    Wait… I thought cheating on your wife made you a leftist superstar?!?!

    Aren’t they supposed to make him a saint now?

    • YERMOM182

      I mean it’s not like he fucked his step daughter and then divorced is wife and married his step daughter…. looking at you Woody Allen…

    • YERMOM182

      I mean it’s not like he fucked his step daughter and then divorced is wife and married his step daughter…. looking at you Woody Allen…

  • YERMOM182

    Wait… I thought cheating on your wife made you a leftist superstar?!?!

    Aren’t they supposed to make him a saint now?

  • michael s

    I love it. Can’t stand him never did. I hope his wife leaves him penniless . Still the best news I’ve heard within the past 24 hrs.

  • michael s

    As I read more I just enjoy his humiliation. He didn’t know as the head of Christian college what he was doing was wrong.He didn’t know in the Christian community his actions were wrong LIAR. Anders Brevik is a more honest Christian. I guess he was jealous of Barack Obama SR calling him a bigamist now we see he wants to be one. Dinesh should be a guest host on Letterman show, or do a TV show with Eliot Spitzer.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    So OF COURSE this OBVIOUSLY invalidates ANYTHING he’s ever said, written, or filmed. At least he didn’t drive her off a bridge.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Ooohkay. So, just because the “state” still believes they are married, the ‘putting aside of the spouse’ didn’t occur? Who are we to know when or even what, God would deem as being “divorced”? I don’t recall any part in the Bible that said if Caesar didn’t say you were divorced, you weren’t. Only that you pay his tax…

    I’ve only read this small article about D’Souza, so I don’t claim to know him, but I’m not going to call him out, or anything. That’s for God to do.

  • http://twitter.com/BarbaraLivings4 Barbara Livingston

    Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone. John 8:7

  • NCRelite

    Bummer… Well at least we hold our own to a high standard, the Left would pat him on the back and congratulate him

  • NCRelite

    Bummer… Well at least we hold our own to a high standard, the Left would pat him on the back and congratulate him