This is just a very brief comment on the Alabama election. There will no doubt be other things to say, but it would be best to let all the pieces fall out of the sky first. The most important issue for me is not so much whether Jones was elected or Moore, but rather what processes and tactics have been ratified for political campaigns.
“For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again” (Matt. 7:2).
And if I may repurpose a comment from the apostle Paul . . .
“Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?” (Acts 15:10).
And I am not talking about the standards for sexual decency. I am talking about the standards of proof that are now considered—apparently by all—as legitimate and credible. In a time when all kinds of actual dirty deeds are being exposed, and a large portion of the population apparently now accepts standards of proof that approximate those of a Kampus Kangaroo Kourt, coupled with the frenzy that caused one observer to note that Roy Orbison’s Pretty Woman is now sexual assault and, I would add, kind of rapey, I will only say this to all conservative candidates for anything.
If you were among those who pulled their skirts away from due process (not from sexual decency), you have helped to choose the tactical standard that will be deployed against you. You will know that this is coming to pass by this simple fact—when it starts happening, you will have no idea why it is happening.