2nd Timothy 2:3-4
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
1 Timothy 2:9-10
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
1 Peter 3:3-6
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
I have had the desire for several weeks now to address the issue of the widespread accusations of sexual harassment that have been levied against powerful men in the United States over the last couple of years. I took my time in approaching this subject because I want to make sure that my “…speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” (Colossians 4:6) While it is not my desire to purposely offend anyone, it is also not my desire to coddle those who have a worldly mindset. I take every opportunity to see things through the lenses of scripture, hence the name of my blog, “A Biblical Worldview: The most politically incorrect blog on the internet, dedicated to the glory of the LORD Jesus Christ.” My perspective on what is going on right now is politically incorrect. So, if you decide to keep reading, brace yourself…
As early as 2005, actor/comedian/activist Bill Cosby was accused of molestation of a young woman at his home in Pennsylvania. Since that time, dozens more women have “come out” claiming that Dr. Cosby had some kind of inappropriate relationship with them. He has been accused of everything from drugging women to sexual assault to rape. In 2014, a young comedian “on the come up” named Hannibal Buress used the allegations against Dr. Cosby in his standup routine. That routine went viral, causing many tabloid outlets to take notice and run with the “story”. News outlets reached out to women who had accused Dr. Cosby, which led to appearances that he had previously scheduled being canceled, and one particular interview that Dr. Cosby and his wife did with NPR to discuss the art collection which they had loaned to the Smithsonian was bombarded with questions about the rape allegations. Even model Janice Dickinson accused Dr. Cosby of raping her!!! (Of course, I was not there, but that one I find impossible to believe!) At that point, the rape allegations have become a media frenzy. Eventually charges were brought against Dr. Cosby, some of which have since been dropped, and the one for which he went to trial ended in Dr. Cosby not been held responsible for the crimes.
Dr. Cosby was one of the persons I have always trusted to bring proper programming on television when I was a child (but of course, I am old enough to have grown up in an era where there was no filth on television, and even the marginal shows were not shown until after 9 pm, when children should already be in bed). It was so disheartening to see him go through this (though I am, by no means. attempting to paint him as a saint…he is a sinner just like all of us, and needs the Savior just like all of us).
In 2015, my favorite “reality tv” family, The Duggars, from Springdale, Arkansas, were satanically attacked by the media and the world when it was revealed that their then-teenaged eldest son, Joshua, had inappropriately touched five girls while they slept, four of whom were his sisters. The Duggars handled the situation with their son without involving law enforcement, because their son, at that time, was a minor. The Duggars are Christians, and they sought Biblical help for their son, which was their right and their duty as Christian parents. Somehow this information was leaked to the press, causing the network which carried their show, “19 Kids and Counting” to drop their show from the network. (Mind you, their show had the highest ratings on the entire network. You could actually call their show the network’s “cash cow”.) After the show’s cancellation, a woman claimed that she had a sexual relationship with Joshua, who at the time was married with three or four children. Joshua had to quit his job at a Christian organization to protect them from scandal, and he eventually entered into a Christian treatment center for persons with sexual addictions. He stayed there for several months, and eventually was reunited with his wife and his children. Joshua released a statement apologizing for his actions and his hypocrisy. He and his wife have since added a new addition to their family, bring the total number of children that they have to five. Praise the LORD for sparing their marriage! But the press did not and has not let up. The Duggars were such a “cash cow” that they came up with the idea to spinoff the original show with a show featuring only the adult children who have married and begun to have families of their own. That show is called “Counting On”. The network has since stated that they will no longer feature the oldest married daughter’s husband because he made statements affirming that a man is born male and cannot be female: ever. (I guess he is about as politically incorrect as I am!)
In 2017, a Hollywood mogul was accused of raping, harassing, and/or molesting many women who were aspiring or successful actresses. His wife is a fashion designer whose clothing line is usually featured by these actresses on the red carpet. While many of these women’s stories are believable, it is interesting to me the timing of their accusations. I do not understand why they waited so long to “come out” and tell the stories of how they were harassed or molested by this man. Nevertheless, he has been fired from the company that he founded, his wife has left him, and last I heard about him, he was entering a treatment facility for those with sexual addictions. I wonder how that will turn out…
ABC News’ website has compiled a list of men who have been accused of sexual misconduct since the news of the Hollywood mogul broke. These are just a few of the names on the list:
~Singer Nick Carter has been accused of raping a woman 15 years ago and denies the allegations.
~Comedian Louis C. K. has been accused of and has admitted to sexual misconduct and has apologized for his behavior.
~Actor Richard Dreyfuss has been accused of sexual harassment. He denies the allegations.
~Actor Dustin Hoffman has been accused of sexual harassment of a 17 year old girl. He has since apologized for his behavior.
~Actor Steven Seagal has been accused of raping two women. He denies the allegations.
~Def Jam Records founder Russell Simmons has been accused of rape and coercion by a model in his New York apartment. Simmons denies the accusations, saying that the relationship was consensual.
~Actor Tom Sizemore has been accused of groping an 11 year old girl in 2003. He denies the allegations.
~Actor Kevin Spacey has been accused by 24 men of sexual assault. According to his former publicist, he is “seeking treatment”.
~Actor Jeffrey Tambor has been accused of sexual misconduct. He denies the allegations, saying that he has “never been a predator…”
~Actor George Takei, who is openly homosexual, has been accused by a man of sexual assault. He denies the allegation.
~Amazon executive Roy Price was accused of sexual assault. He resigned from Amazon.
~PBS and CBS host Charlie Rose was accused of unwanted sexual advances, making lewd phone calls, and exposing himself to several women. He has apologized for his behavior but questions some of the details that have been given. CBS fired Rose from his anchor position on their morning program and PBS dropped his show from their lineup.
~Former president George H. W. Bush has been accused of of patting women on the bottom while taking pictures with them. President Bush is in a wheelchair and says that his arm falls below their waist during the pose.
~Michigan Representative John Conyers has been accused of sexually harassing his staffers, and settled one claim out of court, though he denies the allegations.
~Minnesota Senator Al Franken has been accused of “forcibly kissing” an LA radio anchorwoman, and has been photographed touching a woman inappropriately while she slept. He has also been accused of several other acts of sexual misconduct. He has apologized, but has not admitted to any wrongdoing. The Senate ethics committee is investigating.
~Alabama’s senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of carrying on sexual relationships with at least two women while they were teenagers, which was several decades ago. He denies the allegations, and the Alabama GOP is supporting his decision not to step down.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of the accused, but I just wanted to give you an idea of how many men have been accused in the last ten years. This year seemed to be a Pandora’s box of skeletons coming out of the closet. There has to be a reason for that…
Now to my perspective on all of this: I believe that this is the enemy’s agenda to bring down the male as the leader and head of all that God has given him to lead. Satan’s agenda began slowly, but has gained traction over the years as our adversary knows that his time is limited. He has to do as much damage as possible in the time that he has left, because Jesus is going to “come quickly”. Revelation 2:16 says, “Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.” Revelation 3:11 says, “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” Revelation 22:7 says, “Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” Jesus is going to come at the time when most least expect Him, and He is going to right all the wrongs that are being done in the earth today. And the great thing about it is we do not know when He is coming: Jesus said in Matthew 24:36, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” So it would behove Christians to obey His command in Matthew 25:13, “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hourwherein the Son of man cometh.”
I believe that satan has used the “…the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life…” (1 John 2:16) to bombard men and bring them down from their positions of power. Men are visual creatures. They are drawn to that which is appealing to the eye. No wonder God warned women to dress appropriately so that they would not attract the kind of attention that they should not get! How can a woman not expect a man to be attracted to her physically when she is showing all that God gave her that a man is attracted to? I remember hearing the testimony of a man who said that his greatest struggle with his eyes was in church. The women at his church dressed so scantily that they drew the attention of men in church who were sincerely there to worship God and had no desire to “hunt flesh”.
As the wife of a porn addict, I feel a sense of compassion towards these men who have been accused. I have had many conversations with my husband in the past about his struggle to keep his eyes off of exposed flesh. I remember one day we were in the car riding down a street not far from our home, and we passed two women jogging. I did not look at him to see where his eyes were, but I sensed that he could not resist looking at those women who basically wore nothing more than underwear while they jogged. I asked him later if he struggled not to look at them and he said yes. While part of me was angry at him for being attracted to someone other than me, another part of me is was sensitive to the fact that God created him to be attracted to women. It is not his fault that the women today are exposing all the parts that God gave them to use only for their husbands. Plain and simple: women need to cover up.
In no way am I implying that because women dress so scantily men have a license to rape, molest, grope or sexually misbehave in any manner. No man has the right to do anything to any woman without her consent. As a matter of fact, no man should be doing anything with any woman WHO IS NOT HIS WIFE!!! That said, there still needs to be some accountability on the part of women for how we present ourselves. I remember an older women telling me once that I needed to wear my skirts shorter. She said that no one could see anything because I had it all covered up. I politely told her that no one had any business seeing anything except my husband. Now, remember: she was the older woman, and according to Titus 2:3, she was supposed to be teaching me how to be “chaste” or appropriate. She was encouraging me to be inappropriate! One of the areas where I was always sensitive was how I am perceived…and I always wanted to be perceived as a LADY. That word is so misused and misunderstood these days until we simply do not have women who care about being treated like a LADY anymore.
Many of the women who have accused these powerful men, particularly in Hollywood, have admitted that the incident happened in the man’s home or hotel room. EXCUSE ME: if you go to a man’s hotel room, what do you think might happen? Basically, I feel like some of these women sold themselves for an acting role or a job in some Hollywood capacity. If you do not want to be violated, do your best to protect yourself and keep yourself out of harm’s way. Never go to a man’s hotel room for an interview or audition. Never to go to a man’s home without bring someone with you, and making sure that his wife will be in attendance. And only go to his home if it is absolutely necessary! I am sure there are other places where these Hollywood deals can be done besides a man’s home.
To sum it all up, I believe that the witch hunt that Dr. Cosby and other powerful men like him have endured is the enemy’s way of neutralizing the genders. Bring the man down to the level of the woman. Elevate the woman to the place of power where the man belongs. Put them on equal footing so that the woman looks like the man and the man looks like the woman. Then the genders that God created will be so skewed that no one will know which is which. I believe deeply in my heart that this is the enemy’s agenda going forward.
If you are reading this, and you do not know Jesus Christ as your LORD, I encourage you to seek Him today. There will not be much time left for any of us, because Jesus is coming soon, and you never know when the end of your life may come. If your life ends and you have not confessed your sins to Him and asked Him to save you, you will be destined for hell. Hell is a dark, hot, miserable place where many miserable people already are, and there is no escape. There is no middle ground between heaven and hell. You will spend eternity in one of those two places. The decision as to which place is totally up to you. Ask Him to be your LORD today….