Well Said! Coulter on the Duke Situation
I was really impressed by this column by Ann Coulter, conservative provocateur par excellence and hyperbolist extraordinaire, but … this really hit the nail on the head and ends with a powerful witness to Christ. Check it out. Here’s a quote:
"Not very long ago, all the precursor behavior in these cases would have
been recognized as vulgar — whether or not anyone ended up dead, raped
or falsely accused of rape. But in a nation of people in constant
terror of being perceived as "judgmental," I’m not sure most people do
recognize that anymore.
It shouldn’t be necessary to point out that girls shouldn’t be
bar-hopping alone or taking their clothes off in front of strangers,
and that young men shouldn’t be hiring strippers. But we live in a
world of Bill Clinton, Paris Hilton, Howard Stern, Julia Roberts in
"Pretty Woman," Democratic fund-raisers at the Playboy Mansion and tax
deductions for entertaining clients at strip clubs.
This is an age in which the expression "girls gone wild" is
becoming a redundancy. So even as the bodies pile up, I don’t think the
message about integrity is getting through.
The liberal charge of "hypocrisy" has so permeated the public
consciousness that no one is willing to condemn any behavior anymore,
no matter how seedy. The unstated rule is: If you’ve done it, you can’t
ever criticize it — a standard that would seem to repudiate the good
works of the Rev. Franklin Graham, Malcolm X, Whittaker Chambers and
St. Paul, among others."