7 Thoughts on the Numerous Recent Moral Failings of Public Figures


Another very insightful article from Jeff Weddle. While Jeff refers to the political situation in the USA, the same principles can be applied elsewhere.

Please take the time to go to the link and read all of Jeff’s post.

I particularly like the last sentence – it sums up the whole issue perfectly.

anti-itch meditation

When Bill Clinton was elected president, I was cleaning floors in the Northwestern College cafeteria. My roommate’s girlfriend came in and told me, with tears in her eyes, that Clinton won.

“Oh,” I said, and went back mopping.

The Clinton years were a fascinating time to be a Christian. I will admit I got caught up in the hysteria. Monica Lewinski, rape allegations, “at least Nixon resigned” t-shirts, etc.

The moral outrage amongst Christians was astounding. Clinton was the devil incarnate.

Oh how far we’ve come, dear church.

“a new PRRI/Brookings poll says. In 2011, 30 percent of white evangelicals said that “an elected official who commits an immoral act in their personal life can still behave ethically and fulfill their duties in their public and professional life.” Now, 72 percent say so — a far bigger swing than other religious groups the poll studied.

Evangelicals no longer think moral…

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5 thoughts on “7 Thoughts on the Numerous Recent Moral Failings of Public Figures

  1. Correction: He chose to be lenient with a rapist (rape as sodomy by a childcare worker).

    I did go and read Jeff’s full article, as you asked. I also posted over there. We had a bit of a nice conversation.

    I didn’t post this over there. Another of my posts didn’t get posted, something about rape of a four-year-old being worse than male same-sex marriage while being anti-gay is one of Roy Moore’s claims to fame (deserved or not). That one might have seemed a little repetitive.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5085947/Roy-Moore-married-CLASSMATE-one-accusers.html
    Quote: When the alleged assault [including attempted rape] took place [while, it can be argued, Roy Moore kidnapped or abducted her as he offered to drive her home but took her into a dark parking lot behind a dumpster], Nelson had transferred to another school ……

    http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/beverly_young_nelson_remembere.html
    Quote: In 1977, Nelson was Beverly Young, a sophomore at Southside, in the same class as Moore’s future wife, Kayla Kisor. Southside is in Etowah County outside Gadsden, just over the Coosa River.

    Young’s picture is in the “Adventus” yearbook among the sophomores.

    ……

    http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/when_did_roy_moore_meet_his_wi.html
    Quote: Moore was 38 when he married 24-year-old Kayla Kisor. They met a year before they married, according to Moore’s autobiography, “So Help Me God.”

    ….

    In his book, Roy Moore said he had seen Kayla “many” years earlier, although it doesn’t specify how old she was when she first caught his eye. Women who spoke to the Washington Post said Moore asked them for dates in the late 1970s. …

    ……

    “I knew Kayla was going to be a special person in my life,” Roy Moore wrote. …

    Kayla Moore was divorced and had a young daughter when Roy Moore married her in 1985. She was an adult when they dated and married, but she did attend school with the woman who accused Roy Moore of sexual assault in a Monday appearance ……

  2. http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/roy-moores-wife-kayla-keeps-spreading-actual-fake-news-while-she-attacks-the-media/article/2640834
    The Roy Moore campaign is stepping up their “fake news” claims, and the candidate’s wife, Kayla Moore, is leading the charge.

    [But] Townhall’s Guy Benson has debunked several of the claims Kayla Moore has made in the past few days:
    [for example] a letter of support from 50 pastors was misrepresented [by Kayla], the yearbook photo she shared was doctored by someone recently [was not the original showed in the yearbook on camera], the Olde Hickory House was [in fact] around in the 1970s [despite Kayla’s insisting to the contrary].

    ……

    Townhall [link embedded in above article] said (among much more):
    As for Mrs. Moore’s stream of rash falsehoods, her defenders will say that it’s understandable, if not romantic, that a woman would do anything she could to help her embattled spouse. (Surely they feel the same way about Hillary Clinton). But that defensive impulse, no matter how relatable, should not give anyone license to repeatedly create or spread fake information.

  3. …. the yearbook photo [Kayla] shared was [not the original as Beverly showed in the yearbook on camera — what Kayla shared instead was] doctored [by someone], …

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