DOMESTIC ABUSE AND ROB PORTER

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY FEBRUARY 14, 2018

         THE ISSUE OF DOMESTIC ABUSE HAS COME ROARING BACK IN THE CASE OF TOP WHITE HOUSE AIDE ROB PORTER. TWO OF PORTER’S EX-WIVES HAVE PUBLICLY STATED HE BEAT THEM. ONE HAS SHOWN A PICTURE OF A BLACK EYE SHE SAID SHE RECEIVED AS A RESULT OF PORTER HITTING HER.         PRESIDENT TRUMP ISSUED A STATEMENT DECRYING DOMESTIC ABUSE WHILE DEFENDING PORTER WHO HE SAYS IS A GOOD MAN AND DESERVES DUE PROCESS.

         LEAVING ASIDE THAT ONLY GOD IS GOOD, ACCORDING TO JESUS, WHY ARE THERE SO MANY INSTANCES OF DOMESTIC ABUSE? I THINK ONE ANSWER IS THAT TOO MANY MEN HAVE NOT BEEN TAUGHT BY THEIR FATHERS HOW TO TREAT AND RESPECT WOMEN. THEY ARE NOT PROPERTY, BUT CO-CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE. IT IS FROM GOD THEY RECEIVE THEIR VALUE AS WE WHO ARE MEN RECEIVE OURS.

         THERE ARE OTHER FACTORS, SUCH AS THE LATE HUGH HEFNER’S PLAYBOY PHILOSOPHY AND THE AVAILABILITY OF PORNOGRAPHY WHICH CHEAPENS WOMEN IN THE EYES OF MEN AND TURNS THEM INTO MALE PROPERTY.

         IF ROB PORTER IS AS GUILTY AS HIS ACCUSERS SAY HE IS, HE SHOULD BE FIRED. NO EXCUSES AND NO SPECIAL TREATMENT. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.