BP This Week: Enduring Scandals and Giving Thanks

John Stonestreet and Ed Stetzer talk about the growing sexual harassment and assault scandals enveloping both political parties, Hollywood, and the media. Most importantly, they discuss how Christians are responding . . . for good and ill.

They wrap up the show talking about thankfulness and gratitude as essential elements of the Christian faith and worldview.

And as John says on the broadcast, please know that all of us at the Colson Center are grateful to you our listeners, our supporters, and to most of all to God, for His grace, mercy, and love.

Resources

Scandals, Politics, and Faith
  • John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
  • BreakPoint
  • Nov. 22, 2017

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  • Jennifer Askew

    I am not surprised by the republican defense of Judge Roy Moore and can not understand why anyone would be. Living in Florida for the past 20 years – I have seen republican and democratic politicians who were involved in major scandals move on right into the highest political offices . Unfortunately the party line is repeatedly touted over character standards. Before the last presidential election Christian radio stations would go on the offense and tell their listeners to vote the party line. Some ‘white’ Christian radio stations would vehemently encourage their listeners to vote republican while some ‘black’ Christian radio stations would likewise encourage their listeners to vote democrat. God is not a democrat nor a republican, but a lot of people in Florida would definitely argue that point. I have routinely told my husband that if Satan himself was running in Florida as a republican for governor – people would vote for him saying ” vote for Satan he can’t be all that bad, he’s a republican”. If the person in the highest office can say that sexual harassment/ sexual assault is ok, has done it himself, and support people accused of it as if it were a non-issue then the people who support either one of these men are delusional if they think our country will climb to any higher moral ground. The bible/ 2Tim 3:2 says that in the last days “For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred.” What makes this so poignant is that – this is now the standard of our country- this is what we asked for, voted for because we are delusional. Satan is both the author of lies and delusions. God help our country to seek His truth and stop relishing in our delusions. Thank you for your program – you tow a heavy line. Keep fighting the good fight.

  • emil

    I appreciate what is said here, but am wondering why there are almost no women who speak on breakpoint– or for that matter, as Colson Fellows at residencies, etc. Having worked in male-dominated capacities in a leadership level for many years, I have battled discrimination at the highest levels–even hearing from a military commander’s teenaged son that his father believes women should not be allowed to serve our country in the armed forces, but should “be at home, barefoot and pregnant.” While it is great that Breakpoint and Colson are addressing the issues of women being harassed, I would sincerely like to see Colson take a greater leap towards having women involved in the ministry at leadership level–as speakers, writers whose books we read, etc.

  • Brian Hale

    I appreciate the moral struggle you gentlemen are going through here. If only all Americans were half as conscientious, this country would be a much better place to live. However, as a local conservative evangelical Christian advocate who has had “credible” charges of sexual harassment fabricated against him from nothing for the sake of politics, I see your comments on Roy Moore as naive in a post Clarence Thomas world. The bible is clear about false witnesses, that they are easy to find when someone wants them badly enough. It is also clear about forgiveness. I am not supporting the Roy Moore of forty years ago. I am supporting the Roy Moore of today, the morally courageous man who defended the ten commandments and made sound legal judgments about same sex marriage and Obergefel when governors and judges and pastors were all abandoning their posts. And I say this as someone who has been sexually harassed as well and as someone who has protected both men and women from harassment. You want to favor the moral over the legal here? Are they really so different? Are they not meant to be based one upon the other? Is Moore to be made to clear his name upon an assumption of credibility that sullies it to start with? To satisfy what court, if no legal charges are brought? the court of public opinion? How much influence would you have if Breakpoint had to stop until you could clear your names from “credible” allegations? Tread carefully, gentlemen. The Sadducee are in charge of the temple, and they do not even believe in their own religion.