By now, everyone is familiar with Judge Roy Moore of Alabama running to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The sexual assault allegations surrounding Judge Moore has caused many of his Republican colleagues to withdraw their support of his candidacy. Even the Republican National Committee has pulled back their financial support.
Because these allegations are serious, Judge Moore has refused to admit any guilt. In fact, he and many of his supporters have gone so far as to demonize the women.
While these women have been suffering in silence for years, Moore’s supporters are willing to overlook their voices. This is a classic case of silencing the victim because of White male supremacy.
Political leaders such as Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Paul Ryan are asking Judge Moore to step down.
Isn’t it amazing how they are trying to do the right thing? Now they want to be champions of the victims and the silent sufferers.
Where were their voices when Donald Trump was seen on television bragging about “grabbing women by the p—y?” Where were their voices when Trump mocked the mentally ill? Where were their voices when Trump spoke ill of Mexican immigrants?
The Republican Party to likes to brag about family values, but they have not done a good job. In fact, when one really looks at family values from their perspective, it’s all about marriage between one man and one woman and being pro-life.
Nothing about ensuring that all children receive a quality education. Nothing about protecting women who are willing to step out and confront sexual assault. And nothing about providing quality healthcare to those who really need it.
What’s happening with Roy Moore is nothing more but a reminder of what has been happening in the world for so long: White male supremacy wrapped in religion that caters to White dominance. Perhaps the question is when will people wake up and see the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?
Here’s a stern warning for all those who choose to believe and follow in the fake “family values” perpetrated by people like Roy Moore and those within the Republican Party.
Your evil will not prevail. God, the Creator of the universe, will hold those who oppress the poor accountable for their actions. He (God) will defend the voice of the silent sufferers and give them victory over their abusers. And He (God) will punish those who preach about family values, but create policies that hinder the least and less fortunate from getting ahead.
Not real leaders
People like Roy Moore and hypocritical members of the Republican Party who are silent on moral issues are fake leaders.
The Bible declares, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
“So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:15-20 ESV.)
Dr. Sinclair Grey III is a minister, speaker, writer, and success coach. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @drsinclairgrey. Click on this commentary at www.flcourier.com to write your own response.