Playboy ethics, Puritan consequences

By Jerry Newcombe

I’m shocked by the bad news about Roy Moore. I know the man personally from many interviews, and he denies the allegations that he actually committed any crime in the now-numerous allegations that he tried to seduce teenage girls when he was in his early 30s.

And that’s just Roy Moore. Sexual scandals, alleged or otherwise, are rocking our country today. One only has to name Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacey. Bill O’Reilly went from the No. 1 spot on cable-TV to losing his position over sex-related allegations.

2017 may go down as the year sexual scandals rocked America. Certainly, if wrongdoing occurred, the guilty should be punished. The Bible warns, “And you may be sure that your sin will find you out.”

The thing about a charge of rape, said 17th century British judge Sir Matthew Hale, is that it ”is an accusation easily to be made and hard to be proved, and harder to be defended by the party accused” – even if that party is innocent. It is an excruciating dilemma. Most such crimes occur in private. And yet false charges are also sometimes made. How do we give proper due process to the accused while showing compassion to …read more

Source:: World Net Daily