Whatever happened to the presumption of innocence? On television many people are branding Moore as a child molester. Trump was asked if, ”an accused child molestor is better than a Democrat?” The operative word is accused. So far as I know this man is as innocent as can be.
The screeching denunciations of Moore prove why the US ought to have stricter libel laws. A reputation can take decades to build but be demolished in minutes. Mud sticks. Even if all of these allegations ca be proved to be bogus – it is very hard to prove a negative – the man’s good name is besmirched. The accusations will never be forgotten.
Some politicians have ridden out the storm. Several women accused Bill Clinton of sex crimes including rape. People seldom mention that now. Trump has brazened out the women accusing him of the sort of crime that he boasted about on tape. For once Trump was to be believed – when he bragged about committing sexual assault.
I revile Moore’s policies. This makes no difference whatsoever to his innocence or otherwise. Many people are highly partisan. They automatically believe allegations against their opponents and disbelieve those against their allies.
Another issue has surfaced. Should one ever vote for a paedophile? This crime is very distasteful and should be punished by a few years in prison unless it is particularly heinous and prolific when longer would be meet. If a man committed a minor offence – as in less than intercourse, many years ago, just once and is repentant – then such a person should be given another chance. DO WE want criminals to reform or not? I want rehabilitation. No one is perfect and felons should be allowed to turn over a new leaf.
All these Christians should remember about absolution and mercy.