The Bill Cosby Trial

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JUNE 21, 2017

         THE TRIAL OF COMEDIAN BILL COSBY ENDED IN A HUNG JURY. THE PROSECUTOR HAS VOWED TO TRY HIM AGAIN ON RAPE CHARGES.

         COSBY’S RESPONSE TO A NEW YORK POST REPORTER, WHO MANAGED TO GET INSIDE A ROOM WHERE HE WAITED FOR THE VERDICT, IS INTERESTING. RATHER THAN ADDRESS THE ALLEGATIONS BY DOZENS OF WOMEN AGAINST HIM – HE SAYS THEY WERE ALL CONSENSUAL RELATIONS, BUT HAS ADMITTED IN PREVIOUS STATEMENTS TO DRUGGING THEM – COSBY RETREATED INTO RACE, A MEETING WITH NELSON MANDELA AND HIS WIFE AND GRANDCHILDREN.

         ADULTERY WAS ONCE CONSIDERED A CRIME BEFORE OUR LAWS STARTED KEEPING PACE WITH CULTURAL DECLINE. THEY REMAIN A CAUSE FOR DIVORCE. WHATEVER THE EVENTUAL LEGAL OUTCOME, COSBY IS GUILTY OF VIOLATING GOD’S LAW, AS WE ALL ARE, BUT MOST OF US WHO ARE FOLLOWRES OF JESUS DON’T BRAG ABOUT OUR SINS, BUT REJOICE OVER GOD’S MERCY GRACE AND FORGIVENESS.

         COSBY’S WIFE, CAMILLE, IS NOT THE FIRST WOMEN TO STAND BY HER MAN AFTER HE’S CAUGHT IN EXTRA MARITAL AFFAIRS. SHE HAS HER REASONS, BUT IT SHOWS HOW FAR GONE WE ARE AS A NATION THAT YOU CAN GET APPROVAL – OR AT LEAST NOT CRITICISM -- FOR ALMOST ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO SHORT OF MURDER, ESPECIALLY A CELEBRITY. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.