Think on: For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me; they speak against me with lying tongues. They surround me with hateful words and attack me without cause. PSALM 109:2-3
Like many folks, Tumbleweed has been noticing a veritable plethora of claims of sexual harassment and aggression exponentially dominating headlines. From Congress’ Anthony Weiner to Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein to Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott to Alabama’s Roy Moore, we are besieged with real and possibly fake accusations. Sorting through them to determine veracity can be a challenge unto itself. How many are true? How many are trumped up fakeries to bring down a celebrated figure or organization?
Tumbleweed suggests that accusations drawn from the past are more often becoming a tool of political hacks to take advantage of opportunists with clouded memories dredging up alleged dark secrets. Yep, Tumbleweed is talking about those “wicked and deceitful mouths” out there.
Now, don’t get me wrong. When there’s legitimate sexual harassment, violators should be indicted, tried, convicted, and punished. Hang’em high! We cannot stand for attacks on women.
So, there is certainly sexual harassment out there, and it’s shameful. But we must stand awestruck at the profusion of accusations that continue to flood the media, as accusers get their 15 seconds of fame to bring down an alleged predator. Tumbleweed thinks back on Bill Clinton’s “alleged” peccadillos and how his victims were sanctimoniously poo-pooed by the liberal elite. Even his wife viciously discounted Bill’s victims.
What are the solutions toward stopping sexual harassment? Education? Probably. Mutual respect between the sexes? Good idea. Christian love and compassion? Certainly. Avoid situations that encourage sexual contact? Duh. Just sayin’.