It gives me no pleasure to write this. It’s wrong to kick a man when he’s down, but Bill Cosby is not down. He is up and bragging that his career is, “far from finished.”
But it should be!
Yes, I know he has not been “found guilty in a court of law,” but after hours of reading about him I find the evidence so compelling that I believe with all my heart:
Anyone who attends a Bill Cosby performance is complicit in his sins!
It is inconceivable to me that 39 women with their dignity to lose and nothing to gain would come forward with essentially the same story if there were no truth to it.
Sadly, Mr. Cosby has ratified the biblical image of his name.
The Hebrew root of Cosby is כזב. We can find it 47 times in the Hebrew Bible as a noun or a verb, and it connotes a liar or lying.
As a proper name, (כזבי) Cosby appears twice more (Numbers 25:15 and 18). Both times it refers to a Midianite woman who wantonly engages in sexual intercourse with an Israelite, “in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the people of Israel … (Numbers 25:6)”
Like his biblical namesake, Bill Cosby is throwing his immorality in our faces. He has disgraced himself and his legacy.
The shame stains all of us, but we have a choice. We can be part of the problem or part of the solution. When one chooses at this juncture to support Bill Cosby in any way, he or she is definitely part of the problem.
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“It is inconceivable to me that 39 women with their dignity to lose and nothing to gain would come forward with essentially the same story if there were no truth to it.”
Is is to me, as well, Stephen.
As a woman who has lived through this particular violation, I understand how one can keep quiet (bury it, if you will) for years and years. I understand the fear. I understand the loss of innocence. I understand.
If he has committed these terrible crimes, they will catch up with him. Perhaps not this side of Heaven. But one day…they will.
With heart & friendship,
Dani, I shudder at the things you have lived through. If my modest essay speaks on your behalf, I am gratified. Thank you!
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