How does the lynching of Brett Kavanaugh affect Christian men who want to have an influence?

Brett Kavanaugh, his wife, and his two daughters
Brett Kavanaugh, his wife, and his two daughters

Well, on Friday, I asked one of the atheist senior software engineers I work with how he felt about the Kavanaugh nomination. He told me three things. First, that they shouldn’t give a job that lasts “40 years” to someone who got angry about being accused of being a gang rapist. Second, he had not followed the Kavanaugh news for a week. And third, that Trump was a horrible President, and hadn’t don’t anything right.

Here is a comprehensive summary of the Kavanaugh confirmation process from famous religious liberty defender David French.

Here’s what’s in it:

  • the overall pattern of sensational accusations being made, then unraveling after investigations prove them false
  • the left’s insistence that Kavanaugh disprove the allegations, rather than the accusers having to prove them
  • the left’s claim that Kavanaugh’s defense against the allegations shows that he doesn’t have the temperament for SCOTUS
  • the evidential problems with Christine Ford’s accusation
  • the evidential problems with Deborah Ramirez’s accusation
  • the evidential problems with Julie Swetnick’s accusation
  • the charge that Brett Kavanaugh committed perjury when talking about his drinking and his high school yearbook

Let’s focus on the most credible accusation from Christine Ford:

It’s an assault that verges on attempted rape. But the evidence simply doesn’t support this claim. In fact, her claim is worse than just “uncorroborated,” it’s contradicted – sometimes even by her own testimony and her own evidence. And her behavior since bringing the claim raises further doubts about its veracity.

Consider the following, undisputed facts about her testimony and the evidence she’s provided. Not one of the witnesses that she’s put forward have backed her version of events – not even her own friends. At best they’ve said they have no recollection of the party. Her friend, Leyland Keyser, went further, declaring through her attorney that “Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.”

Moreover, Dr. Ford herself has provided conflicting accounts of her age at the time of the attack and the number of attendees at the party. Even the evidence of the details of the attack isn’t uniform. Her therapists’ notes allegedly indicate that four boys were present, not just Kavanaugh and Judge. She claims these notes are erroneous, but contemporaneous notes of a conversation are almost always far more reliable than a years-later recollection of that same conversation.

Dr. Ford’s conduct since coming forward has also been disturbing. When making a serious claim against another person, it is the obligation of the accuser to come forward with evidence. Instead, she has withheld evidence – including her complete therapists’ notes and the complete polygraph record. She has defied the Senate Judiciary Committee and refused to fully cooperate with its investigation. In a civil litigation context, the persistent refusal to hand over relevant evidence can lead to dismissal of a plaintiff’s claim. In this context, it should at the very least lead to a negative inference about the contents of the withheld evidence.

The article did not cover the sworn statement of Ford’s boyfriend, which directly contradicted her testimony under oath. This would open her up to charges of perjury, if pursued. And the article also didn’t mention how many of her stories meant to delay the confirmation process were falsified after being investigated, e.g. – her fear of flying which kept her from testifying on time.

What the Kavanaugh lynching means for Christian men

I am concerned about what young Christian men will have learned from the false accusations against Kavanaugh. Is it worth it to be sober and chaste in order to do well in school, and get good jobs? Well, the message of the Kavanaugh fiasco is that everything you do can be undone with a few false accusations. If you rise too high, then the secular left can destroy your reputation, your career, get you fired, destroy your finances by forcing you to defend yourself in court, etc. Good degrees and good jobs take a lot of hard work and self-sacrifice, especially in a time when progressives are receiving preferential treatment. Is it worth it to try?

Suppose a young Christian man were clever and avoided all alcohol and sex in high school and college, like I did. Suppose he did two STEM degrees in order to get into a male-dominated field like I did. I’ve worked in FT100 companies that aggressively promoted abortion and gay rights. I saw women who were outspoken proponents of same-sex marriage get promoted over conservatives with real STEM skills. Imagine I were going for a promotion in competition with a leftist woman. She could make up any story she wanted without any evidence in order to get me fired.  This is what the Kavanaugh case clearly shows.

One final point. Is it worth it for a Christian conservative man to get married and have children in an environment like this? If a man is fired from his job on a false charge, it puts a serious strain on his marriage. I am watching what gay activists are doing to Christian business-owners right now. Death threats, vandalism, organizing protests, negative reviews… trying to make it impossible for Christians and conservatives to earn a living. Trying to make it so that their children starve. Christian men who want to have an influence aren’t stupid. They count the cost of every decision before making it. A man who has a wife and kids is simply not as free to be who he really is and say what he really thinks as a man who is unmarried and who uses an alias.

A lot of Christians seem to like to say how great it is that they focus on “spiritual things” while ignoring politics. Well, when those Christians see secular leftists climbing into power and ruling over what Christians can say or do, I hope they will remember that all it takes for evil men to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Every time the secular left puts on a show of intimidation, more and more young Christians will get the message: you can’t win, so don’t try. The secular leftists are fascists – they will use power, threats of violence, and violence itself in order to neutralize the influence of those who make them feel ashamed of what they are doing.

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12 thoughts on “How does the lynching of Brett Kavanaugh affect Christian men who want to have an influence?”

  1. With what is going on in addition to this, why would any “Man” have anything to do with a woman. Christian or otherwise.
    If he wants a “Christian” women, he has to go to the land of the Unicorns. Christian MGTOW, a viable option.
    Any Christian man should learn game, just for a survival strategy.

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  2. I’m happy to see that Kavanaugh is almost certainly going to be confirmed now. To be honest, I don’t think he was the best choice as far as judicial record, but he’s none the less better than another Ginsburg or anyone that Obama would have nominated, and no one deserves to endure the level of criticism and false allegations that he did. There are some other things that need to happen now though:
    1. Christine Ford needs to be prosecuted. If she isn’t, it only further encourages the Democrats to keep using this strategy of false allegations in the future.
    2. President Trump needs to provide Brett Kavanaugh with an elite protective detail. Democrats have already stated in no uncertain terms that they are willing to do ANYTHING to keep him from sitting on the court. As much as I hope I’m wrong, I wouldn’t be surprised if Democrats currently have a plan in the works to have Kavanaugh assassinated.

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  3. I’m not crazy about Kavanaugh: I’m afraid he will end up voting with the Liberals more often than not. But I’m glad that he stood his ground against absurd accusations. We really have Trump to thank for Republicans starting to show some backbone. Who would have thought that Lindsey Graham of all people would seem to have grown a pair. I believe it is the Trump Effect.

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      1. The supreme irony of all this is the following:
        This entire smear campaign was organized by the Dems to ultimately protect their precious Roe v. Wade.
        If they had been successful in derailing Kavanaugh’s nomination, then I GUARANTEE that Trump would have nominated Amy Coney Barrett, in order to insulate against any more sexual allegations.
        The result? Barrett sails through, no serious opposition from women’s groups, and when the time comes, is much more likely than Kavanaugh to rule Roe v. Wade unconstitutional.
        Talk about machine-gunning yourself in your clown foot.

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  4. Christian woman here. Brett Kavanaugh Showed complete disrespect to a senator and refused to answer the question about blacking out. He refused to answer the most pertenant questions about his current drinking.
    He can be angry and upset about charges against him and still honestly answer questions. If he has nothing to hide, why is he refusing to answer questions?
    We may have a justice with a serious drinking problem , which is a danger to all.
    A prosecution of Dr. Ford will result in an extensive investigation into Kavanaugh’s history. Be careful what you ask for, because he is hiding something, a prosecution of Dr. Ford will find it.

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    1. After seven FBI investigations have found nothing? Good luck with that. BTW, prosecuting Ford at this point would be a complete waste of time. I have a better idea:

      VOTE REPUBLICAN IN NOVEMBER!!!!

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  5. I have seen some people put out questions (on reddit or quora or other places) asking if they would want to be considered for Supreme Court Justice, after all that has transpired.

    Several non-Christians, even very capable jurists and attorneys said something like, “Putting my family through that kind of stuff?! And I’m sure someone could dig through my answers/comments and find something that wasn’t the most charitable or something that could be misinterpreted to suggest I was against (whatever) rights or that I supported (whatever criminal activity)… or I was at a party where someone got drunk and something happened.”

    In short, no, they didn’t want to put themselves and their families through that kind of intense scrutiny and be run through the wringer.

    I was going to mention on one of your previous posts, but here’s an opportune time to bring this up:

    (Situation #1: Married Catholic man)
    I know a guy fairly well, like I know him outside of work as a classical guitarist, but he was a technical manager who offered me a job just over two decades ago, . I ended up not working for him, but I realized he was very knowledgeable about my field, so I asked him if we could keep in touch and whether he would want to be my mentor. He agreed, so we’ve kept up a professional relationship since then.

    In 2005/2006, he landed a job at a certain company, director-level, managing 2-3 teams of 6-8 engineers per team. Unbeknownst to him, there was a female team lead who had been at this company close to a decade who earnestly desired to be considered for the director role. Her peers, teammates, previous manager, and the management did not think she was the right fit for the role. She resented the man for becoming the new director. Realize this man would have been right around 50 at this point, married for close to two decades, a teenage daughter, etc.

    The woman dropped the H-bomb. (Not “Harvard.” Harassment.) She accused him of sexually harassing her and that she did not feel comfortable being alone with him.

    Human resources immediately got involved. He had to lawyer up. The company had to lawyer up. He was only allowed to meet with 1) any other woman in the company in the presence of at least H.R., if not, with H.R. and the vice president of engineering, and 2) he could only meet with the ‘victim’ in the presence of human resources, the vice president of engineering, and another team lead.

    This got to be a huge liability and within two weeks of the initial report, he was let go.

    The sad thing is that for many who are falsely accused, the accusation stays with the person. If you have a fairly uncommon name, it’s easy to pull up news articles about the accusation and one’s name.

    (Situation #2: Married German man)
    A friend, a German Christian man whom I knew was very distraught one day and I made sure I sat down to listen to what was going on.

    He gave me the backstory: he had met his wife, an Austrian, in his university’s Christian fellowship. They married shortly after graduation. Being an electrical engineer, he worked for a German multi-national company (Siemens AG). His widowed mother-in-law had always been a bit grumpy towards him and he started to pick up on why: he was German, and she resented Germans since World War II. (That’s a long time to be resentful. I thought that racism was just between two people with different melanin content, but this was a case where there was racism between two Caucasians! Go figure.)

    After the birth of his first two kids, the mother-in-law became more and more overtly hostile, so my friend consulted his wife, and then asked his company to reassign him (which is why he was working the United States). Unfortunately his wife’s command of English wasn’t very good and she felt a language barrier and a culture barrier and was not able to make friends, so she became increasingly lonely — and resorted to having to talk more and more with her mother and sister. The mother and sister were poisoning her against her husband, constantly putting him down, making him out to be insensitive and so on, and encouraged the wife to move back to Austria.

    One day, the husband came home, and the house was pretty empty. No wife, no kids, missing suitcases and clothing. The husband called his mother-in-law — and the mother-in-law taunted him and said that the wife had decided to pick up and fly home. The husband immediately put in for reassignment to be closer to his family and I ran into the man when he was wrapping up his business (moving out of the apartment and so on) and he confided that his wife’s family had then paid off a pediatrician to submit false reports of child abuse and sexual abuse to his daughter.

    I was heartbroken for him. This is terrible.

    As a reasonably “recent” married man (as in, it’s been just under a decade), I can attest that it is tough — and I was about as squeaky clean as you can get. (Yes, I was very careful about my reputation and that I was above reproach — even as a single man.)

    I converted to Christianity in college. I read voraciously and was very involved in Christian Apologetics. I was very involved with campus ministry (not as a staff-leader, just as a volunteer and later guest speaker). Like Wintery, I worked full-time in numerous Fortune-500 and S&P 500 companies largely in high tech and I completed a part-time Master of Divinity at an Evangelical Protestant seminary. (I switched over to fintech about two decades ago, I’m a math nerd and it was an interesting application of my high tech skills to a new domain of knowledge.)

    I do admit that it is more difficult to be a single Christian man for many reasons: there is more misreading and misunderstanding. I’ve posted some of those incidents here. That isn’t to say that I’ve also enjoyed friendships with some very nice Christian women (who tended to be spiritually mature, ministry leaders, etc.)

    If anything, I had to really develop my discernment. I learned how to pick out the crazies and stayed far away from them. Yes, I have a force field. That is very real.

    You are very right in saying “The secular leftists are fascists.” (If we didn’t go as far back as Brandan Eich, even in the last week, Facebook policy chief Joel Kaplan was put through the wringer for merely being visible and supporting a friend.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/05/joel-kaplan-facebook-kavanaugh-831213

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    1. Right, so this is a problem for Christian men who are aspiring to marriage and family. If we can’t get ahold of job because of these accusations in the workplace then it makes it a lot harder to marry and have children. I don’t see a lot of seriousness in the church about speaking up about this either. I don’t see how the situation is going to be solved if we’re spending all of our time on praise hands and essential oils. It just seems like people aren’t serious about making marriage feasible for Christian men.

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