“He pled the cause of the poor and needy, then it was well. Is not this what it means to know the Lord?” (Jeremiah 22:16).
People base their politics on their values, their beliefs. What they truly believe.
In the current event taking over all the news–the crisis du jour of the Trump years–Dr. Christine Blasey Ford went before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday to charge Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh with sexual assault when she was 15 and he 17. That was some 35 years ago. She was “100 percent sure it was Kavanaugh.” Speaking in his own defense later in the day, he was just as certain she was mistaken. She may have been assaulted, said he, but not by him.
Shortly thereafter, I asked Facebook friends for a simple yes or no response to this: “Do you believe Dr. Ford?” As of this moment, less than 24 hours later, I have received 464 answers. The overwhelming majority say “No.” Some go into detail on their answer, unable to render a simple yes or no.