Paul Derengowski, ThM
The actual headline of a Yahoo! article this morning read, “Graphic: Sexual misconduct allegations explode.”
In the article, one male after another associated with Hollywood (with the exclusion of Judge Roy Moore), in a variety of ways, is photographically called out for his sexual imposition upon some female who was supposedly harassed, raped, groped, or what have you.
As if Hollywood was never a cesspool of sexual degradation in the first place, the “Yahoo Entertainment Staff” actually thought that by publishing such a piece, it was doing all of us a great, big favor.
What it really did was expose the hypocrisy of not only Yahoo!, but of every other idiot out there who believes that swimming around in the cesspool and drudging up what it thinks is fecal matter, it is somehow as pure as the wind-driven snow.
Those guilty of the same conduct are now the righteous warriors, whose sole intent is to save us from all the dastardly sexual predators out there.
But, you may be asking, how are those doing the reporting guilty of the same conduct?
They are guilty because they have no objective basis for the judgments they are passing.
It’s not that sexual malfeasance is okay or anything even remotely close to it.
It’s that unless there is an objective basis for judging sexual malfeasance, then there is no room to accuse or complain about anything.
Every one of these individuals or organizations, in other words, bringing whatever charges against whomever or deciding to fill the airwaves and Internet space with all the alleged details about this or that supposed example of sexual misconduct are rank and file relativists, which means they are relying on their own subjective opinions to determine right and wrong.
Yet, there is no such thing as absolute right or wrong when it comes to relativism.
Relativists are the very suppressors of the truth and advocates of the foolish, God-dishonoring, idolatry that the Apostle Paul wrote about in Romans, Chapter 1.
They are the very persons, who after they exchanged the objective truth of God’s revelation, found in the person of Jesus, God gave over to their own dishonorable sexual passions, which often includes the very sexual misconduct they are now accusing others.
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them (Rom. 1:28-32).
Where the hypocrisy comes in, is that these same persons actually believe that they are qualified to pass judgment upon everyone else.
Paul, though, makes it perfectly clear, that those who have abandoned God’s standard of righteousness are in no position to be judging anyone. He continued,
Therefore, you are without excuse, every man [and woman] who passes judgment, for in that you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things (Rom. 2:1).
If ever there was a time when Jesus’ often misrepresented quote, “Judge not, that ye be not judged,” comes into play, it is today, with all of these charges and accusations of sexual misconduct, harassment, and assault “exploding” before our very eyes.
It’s not that some, or perhaps all, of the charges are true or untrue. It’s that without anything more than a personal opinion to judge them by, those charges do not mean squat.
They are merely a subterfuge for a deeper and real problem, which is hypocritical rebellion against God.
But, I doubt anyone in Hollywood would be willing to produce a movie about that.
It might be too sexually “graphic” and the Hollywood elite do have standards.