When You Mock Victims, You Mock Jesus



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can we assume that Jesus favors "Due Process" & Corroborative Witnesses?

O.K., I admit that I am one of those Christians who believes that God has a universe to run and leaves the worldly details to us, having given us many rules and regs to guide us. So, I do not think Justice Kavanaugh was HIS decision nor a result of his action. I believe this was a decision of men and women elected to make those decisions for us, no matter how difficult that might be at times.
Those leaders we trust have guidelines, not only generally from God (i.e., "bearing false witness"), but also specifically from great leaders of 240 years ago who wrote a Constitution which guaranteed certain rights of We The People. Among those are rights concerning Due Process are the requirements of PROOF beyond a reasonable doubt. There is a mood among some of our citizens that perhaps a mere accusation by a sobbing accuser with a sad story, no matter how many inconsistencies in that story, is grounds enough for conviction, and thus proof is not needed. Even when the four witnesses named by the accuser can attest to nothing of the claim, the accused is guilty as charged! Some liberal preachers agree!
As UMC leaders ponder reasons for membership decline, I will make my own decisions about things of my country, my Constitution, the morals my momma and daddy taught me, global warming, socialism and all the other worldly issues that UMC seems to want to give me God's vote on via liberal preachers. I'll take my chances at judgement. I challenge UMC liberals to focus on "that old time religion" and leave new-age stuff to the press and Hollywood.

Reese more than 1 year ago

Mock the victim

The victim is Judge Kavanaugh. A man of sterling reputation who has a solid record from the bench, coaches his daughter's team and is raising a Christian family. He has been savagely attacked by an organized movement of leftists who fear the implications of a constitutionalist on the Supreme Court.

Kevin more than 1 year ago

Christianity is not about justice or mercy

Christianity is about justice with mercy! In Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Son of Man, God's justice and mercy came together in one explosive act of love on the cross where God chose to pay the penalty he required for our sin. The requirement that people are to be "stoned" for doing something wrong has been satisfied by Christ on the cross.

betsy more than 1 year ago

There is not enough proof

that Ford is a victim to ruin Kavanaugh's life. He could as easily be the victim in this politically motivated debacle. This black and white mindset that people are either victims or oppressors is ridiculous. Where imperfect humanity is concerned, nothing is that clear cut.

betsy more than 1 year ago

Excuse me, what does Jesus do when ”bearing false witness” is the issue?

When the accuser can’t recall the date, the place, how she got there, how she got home, does Jesus weep for her lack of memory or the lack of truth? She was sure she only had one beer.
When the accuser gives several examples, under oath, that are laughable (marriage counseling over front doors? And one was really for a renter’s room!) what would Jesus do?
And just today, as you were posting, pastor, a sworn letter from the accuser’s ex-boyfriend refuted so many of her claims. Would Jesus demand proof from him while demanding no proof from the accuser? You claim expertise, so tell us…
As a mere lowly pewster, not a highly studied clergy, I have no direct line to what Jesus would do as you evidently claim yourself, but I know what a blindfold looks like and your claims of what Jesus would do does not consider that requirement of our justice system, or our sense of fairness or common sense.
There is a hilarious montage from Laura Ingraham’s show which plays her statements against Trump’s about her testimony. Try to catch it and let us know what Jesus would do…

Reese more than 1 year ago

Is it the Eighth or Ninth Commandment?

Either way, thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor. There is no corroborating evidence that Justice Kavenaugh sexually assaulted Dr. Ford or committed the other lewd acts as alleged. But apparently the presumption of innocence and the necessity of evidence is no longer a bedrock of our democracy or legal requirement with the the so-called "Progressives" in our Church. These people are actually regressives. Beware. One day it may be you or your sons, brothers or other loved ones who are falsely accused of heinous behavior without corroboration or any evidence which would stand up in court. You will be the first to scream presumption of innocence much as you do now when your compatriots are on trial for violating their oaths to follow our BOD. The hypocrisy is stultifying

John more than 1 year ago

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