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Once Harvey Weinstein, a high-powered Hollywood producer, was exposed as a sexual predator, the #MeToo movement began. This saying is designed to bring attention to sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. As you know, Hollywood is the land of liberal progressives. They vote Democrat and claim to be the ones who care about equal rights and the fair treatment of women.
There is a movie called Fifty Shades of Gray that has been praised by liberals. The plot involves a powerful executive, similar to Weinstein, who sexually takes advantage of a young, vulnerable woman. Currently, the third installment of this movie series is out in theatres. The Weinstein scandal and #MeToo movement could not stop the executives from making money, despite the fact that the man in the movie is basically a fictional version of Harvey Weinstein.
It is hard to believe the actors and actresses in Tinsel Town that tout the #MeToo tagline. They speak out against Weinstein’s treatment of women, then either have an acting role or production part in a movie that could easily be about Weinstein. In their duplicity to make fun of Christians for not being “open-minded,” they say the film isn’t about sex, but that it’s a low-key comedy.
The left consistently attacks Christian believers for their faith. We are often mocked. Social liberals call us prudes, patriarchal, and closed minded, amongst many other names and phrases. They take scripture from the Bible and twist it out of context in an attempt to use it against Christians, even though they don’t believe the message they misquote.
The hypocrisy of the left wasn’t a secret before the #MeToo movement, but now it’s more obtuse than ever before.
Weinstein wasn’t the only person from the progressive left who was accused of sexually assaulting and harassing women. As of February 8, there have been 68 men, the majority of whom are self-proclaimed liberals, accused of sexual harassment. These are the same people who mock Christians for maintaining standards and values. For instance, Vice President Mike Pence, an outspoken Christian, was ridiculed mercilessly by the media for days because he refuses to dine alone with a woman other than his wife, even if it is purely innocent. On the other hand, we have Matt Lauer…
As Christians, we must ask ourselves if watching a movie that normalizes the objectification and abuse of women veiled as a “consensual sexual encounter” is acceptable. Unfortunately, there are young male and female teenagers who will watch this movie. The male will think the externalization of objectivity is the way sex should be. The female will think that it is normal to be treated like this. This is not normal, and unless there are parents that have an open, mature dialogue with their children, there will be a worse decline in the treatment of women as times goes on.
Those who attack Christians over their “puritan religious beliefs” of sex saved until after marriage, maintaining a monogamous relationship/marriage, and the husband and wife putting God between them for a successful marriage should take a look at their own relationships.
However, in their conquest for attempting to find happiness in lust, Hollywood elites and leftists should take a step back and honestly look. No, not all Christian marriages are perfect. But when husband and wife legitimately seek Christ to improve the marriage, there is a better success rate than what anyone would ever find in the way Hollywood treats matrimony.
As long as the left is going to carry on with the #MeToo campaign, they should no longer make or support movies that portray the exact opposite of what #MeToo is intended to stop.
John Washington is a political and current event junkie with strong conservative leanings. He has also been published in AmericanThinker.com. He can be followed on Twitter @JohnWashBlog.