I’VE MET “DONALD TRUMP” AND I’M TIRED OF YOU DEFENDING HIM. IT’S #NOTOKAY (Mandi Livingston)
What bothered me the most was the excuses given by those who claimed the name of Christ. I don’t know why, really. I learned the hard way back in high school when a pastor excused the abuse my best friend suffered by a church member as a case of “a man being overly-friendly.” And I think that’s why I couldn’t say anything when I, too, was assaulted by my own cousin. This side of my family is nothing but church people and I’m terrified still I’ll somehow end up being the bad guy in all this.Jerry Falwell Jr appeared on CNN and told us he would vote for Trump even if he were guilty of rape/sexual assault.
In my experiences, too often sexual abuse and assault is excused in the church. Forgiveness is supposed to be automatically given because “we are all sinners.” If there is one thing narcissistic deviants are good at, it’s feigning repentance in order to regain trust and access to future victims. They charm their way back into good graces, play the penitent soul, and the victims of their abuse are, in a cruel twist, the bad guy if they can’t find it in their heart to forgive and move on.
And to that, I cry “bullshit.” Sexual abuse, sexual assault is an act that not only violates a body for a moment, but scars a mind forever. From the moment the assault occurs, a life is forever changed, be it just a kiss, an illicit touch, or heaven forbid, rape. A body is violated, and mentally, it’s close to impossible to erase the fear and the physical memory of the touch. Ask survivors… how many have frozen up during a moment of intimacy with their spouse as a fleeting memory crawls out from the scar in their mind? The simplest triggers bring the moment back because innocence and security was stolen by a deviant soul.
But yet, we’re told to just forgive. We’re told to move on. We’re told it’s just “locker room talk” or “boys will be boys.” I’m sorry, but that’s asinine. Excusing the behavior, turning a blind eye to it… it’s how we end up with Brock Turner and his dad claiming rape was “just 20 minutes of action.” We have a problem, folks , dealing with the structure of the rape culture these creeps take advantage of. Rape culture will never be dismantled as long as trite excuses are given.
Honest to God I swear this guy is on drugs the more I look at and listen to him.
Jerry Falwell Jr needs to be out of Liberty U, he should be run out on a rail. The students should put on a tuition revolt until he's gone. He and his cronies have been shilling for liars and charlatans even on their own staff, and attacking whistleblowers, for far too long. It's unbelievable and blasphemes Christ. Romans 2:24
“I feel a strong desire to tell you – and I expect you feel a strong desire to tell me – which of these two errors is the worse. That is the devil getting at us. He always sends errors into the world in pairs – pairs of opposites. And he always encourages us to spend a lot of time thinking which is the worse. You see why, of course? He relies upon your extra dislike of the one error to draw you gradually into the opposite one. But do not let us be fooled. We have to keep our eyes on the goal and go straight through between both errors (p. 186).” Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
If you want godly Christian options, look at Darrell Castle. (btw, The Libertarian party its just liberal democrats with guns.) If you want even just a better moral sensible option and aren't opposed to voting for a nice Mormon guy, look at Evan Mcmullin. Of the two it seems for now that Mcmullin has the better chance of making an impact at the electoral college level, and throwing the race to the House. Not a giant comfort measure by any means but maybe enough sense could be knocked into the House before November and they would rid us of the evil duo that currently heads the polls. I won't hold my breath. But I also won't hold my nose and vote for the very real evil of either major party. This loss is all on Trump and his Trumpons. God help us.