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How (Not) to Respond to the Fall of Matt Lauer

NBC’s Matt Lauer. CBS’s Charlie Rose. NPR’s Michael Oreskes. Amazon’s Roy Price. The New York Times’s Glenn Thrush. Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. Congress’s Al Franken and John Conyers. Who’s next? And how should we respond?

I understand that the list of those fallen is largely, if not almost exclusively, liberal. And quite a few of the fallen have been staunch opponents of the right. But, with all respect to President Trump, I do not agree with him tweeting:

And then:


God is the Judge
Is this really time to throw stones? And if you have your own glass houses from the past, do you want to urge the investigation of the alleged glass houses of others from the past? Perhaps it would be better to say, “Wow. Matt Lauer of NBC is down. Before that Charlie Rose of CBS. The liberal media is really taking a hit. A sobering time!”

It’s true that these men allegedly (or admittedly) crossed lines that most of us have not crossed. But if God wanted to find each of us guilty, He could easily do so. If He wanted to expose sinful thoughts or attitudes or words or glances or desires, He could damn every human being on the planet in a matter of seconds.

That’s why King Solomon could say to the Lord in a prayer for mercy that “there is no man who does not sin” and that “each of [of us] knows his own affliction” (1 Kings 8:46, 38).

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