There is an open Senate seat in Alabama, and the “race” has become a close one, Poll: Alabama senate race neck and neck between Roy Moore and Doug Jones. As usual, the news media is covering it like a sporting event. The issues they don’t discuss much. Instead, the national papers have enthusiastically published allegations of sexual harassment against a candidate they most heartily hate.
Should the people of Alabama vote for Roy Moore? Well, Moore has been a prominent politician in Alabama for a long time. Whether he has done a good job is something the folks in Alabama should be able to judge. Myself? I am speaking up because I detest the idea of Liberal Democrats gaining another seat in the Senate. That I know would be disastrous for our country. Republicans, weak-kneed as they are, already have too small a majority in the Senate. The loss of another seat would further stall the legislation needed to reverse the damage Obama and the Democrats have done.
What do the decades-old charges of sexual harassment against Roy Moore hinge upon? It is the belief that women don’t lie about these things, that we can just assume they are telling the truth. As the Bible explains, that’s not true.
Genesis 39:6-18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
6 Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance. 7 It came about after these events that his master’s wife looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, “Lie with me.” 8 But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Behold, with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my charge. 9 There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil and sin against God?” 10 As she spoke to Joseph day after day, he did not listen to her to lie beside her or be with her. 11 Now it happened one day that he went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the household was there inside. 12 She caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me!” And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside. 13 When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled outside, 14 she called to the men of her household and said to them, “See, he has brought in a Hebrew to us to make sport of us; he came in to me to lie with me, and I screamed. 15 When he heard that I raised my voice and screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled and went outside.” 16 So she left his garment beside her until his master came home. 17 Then she spoke to him with these words, “The Hebrew slave, whom you brought to us, came in to me to make sport of me; 18 and as I raised my voice and screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled outside.”
Whether the women who have spoken out against Roy Moore have spoken the truth I don’t know. I just think the timing of their complaints is far too convenient and that some people too much enjoy the favorable publicity the news media is determined to provide. Therefore, I suggest the good citizens of Alabama look at the candidates themselves. What is their record? Where do they stand on the issues? Can they be depended upon to do the right thing for Alabama and our country?