So this morning I left you with some thoughts on the current Presidential Election here in the United States of America, in this post: I Attended The President Clinton Impeachment Trial. I’ll continue that discussion here.
The point I was trying to make when I left off this morning, was people are quick to impose their own self-righteous, moralistic views on others, but they don’t want to consider others views in their own world view.
Which is EXACTLY what they accuse Christians of. I’m accused of wanting to impose my moral values on everyone else (Which of course, is absolutely not true. I simply want to exercise my freedom to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. AND – I actually am an ordained minister and thus at least somewhat qualified to do so. If it just so happens that I, in correctly filling my God-given mandate to proclaim his word, you are convicted by the Holy Spirit of God that you are in sin, well I am sorry. I hope before God I fulfilled his will correctly, and accurately represented his word, as I am called to do. But your conviction is between you and God. I personally expect nothing from it. You are free to go about your business as you see fit. But I digress.)
So, Mr. Anderson Cooper. YOU want to play the moral card? I’m the one that should be outraged here. Why do you get to decide that when I speak the truth about God’s word and homosexuality that it is hate speech, and then turn right around and decry Mr. Donald Trump for his use of language regarding women?
It isn’t conservative Christians that have taken away free speech in America, it is duplicitous liberals who want to control the very essence of our lives.
For most of my entire adult life, I’ve had to sit in the workplace and listen to people take the name of my Lord and Savior in vain. I’ve had to silently sit by while people swear by God, ridicule God, make God out to be something he is not, and yet I cannot even say that God’s word says that homosexuality is wrong. That is hate speech. That is hurtful. That is demeaning. Really? Well all of the speech I’ve endured concerning my religion and my faith, is equally hurtful. Equally as hated. And equally demeaning to me. I’ve endured it for decades. Why doesn’t the other side step up to the plate and do the same?
Alright. I perceive you’re screaming at your screens about now that you get my point on the speech, but that the question was concerning actions that the speech described. I also perceive (based off my current word count), that there is going to be a third blog post continuing my current diatribe.
You can decide for yourself as to whether Donald Trump’s words were vulgar, hurtful, disrespectful, and language that should not be used. And I would probably agree with most of you. However, if we are going to analyze Donald Trump’s words and parse them through some special moral parser, then it is only fair to do the same thing with Hillary Clinton. But when that is done, suddenly free speech goes out the window. Suddenly there are protected categories. You see, I believe that Donald Trump is free to all the vulgar language he wants to use. Because if I am free to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, then lives are changed and vulgar speech is changed. But if we start deciding in this country what can and cannot be said, then we might as well just move to North Korea, or the old Soviet Union, or Iran, because our freedoms will have been lost regardless.
But the question (and current allegations) concerns Donald Trump’s behavior more so than his words that were used. So I’ll move on.
Suddenly, after the scenario at the debate I described in my last blog post played out, women have been coming out of the woodwork to say that they indeed, have had their space violated by Mr. Trump.
As near as I can tell, from the current set of allegations, the stories are ranging from supposed incidents in 2007 all the way back to 1986. A span of 9 to 30 years.
And my question is Why now? Why at this point in the election cycle are we suddenly hearing from you?
Let’s consider the fact that within days/weeks of the Oval Office incident, Monica Lewinsky had confided in her friend Linda Tripp. And it wasn’t long before Linda had told someone who had told someone else, and suddenly someone is coming into the Oval Office saying “Mr. President, We have a problem.” Bill Clinton’s charges were while he was still in Office. As near as I can tell, Donald Trump’s charges are at least a decade old (and in a few cases multiple decades old). What happened? Why did it only take a few days for Monica Lewinsky’s story to grow legs and leave the compound but for Mr. Trump the stories have been tightly locked away for decades? You’ll pardon me, but I am highly dubious.
I might also inquire as to the nature of the alleged altercations. I mean, for all I know, if they really did occur, they could have been consensual. Isn’t that the claim that was made about President Bill Clinton? Hey, it was consensual so why do we need to go sticking our nose into it? And before you trot out the former Apprentice contestant all in tears and visibly shaken over her ordeal in 2007, let’s go check with Monica Lewinsky, because perhaps the passage of time has brought her to her senses as well. I’ll bet that Monica Lewinsky now realizes, that as a young woman she was taken advantage of by the most powerful person in the world, and was made to believe that she was OK with it. But now, 28 years later, she probably realizes just how horrible and demeaning it really was and is ready to break down and cry before the cameras.
And with that equally controversial thought, I’ll leave you once again until my third post on this line of thought, this evening.
TO BE CONTINUED ……..