The nomination process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court has been the biggest story of the year in America. And for good reason—if confirmed, Kavanaugh will have lifetime tenure and be the deciding vote on the nation’s highest court, a nine-person body which rules on some of the most pivotal issues of our day with regard to religious freedom, abortion, and many others.
The ferocious intensity went from hot to white hot when, in the waning stages of the nominating process, Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein unexpectedly dropped a bombshell allegation from Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who claimed that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her at a party 36 years ago when he was 17 and she 15.
Dramatic accusations and denials were respectively made by Ms. Ford and Mr. Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, leading to a seventh FBI investigation being opened to investigate the allegations, ultimately finding no corroborating evidence.
Endless media coverage, passionate speeches by Senators, emotional demonstrations by protesters, even death threats, have characterized this real-life drama. And now, this Saturday, October 6, the Senate is scheduled to vote to confirm or deny Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Whatever the result, there have been many important takeaways from the proceedings, perhaps none more obvious than the worldview divide in this country over the presumption of innocence for the accused. Democrat leadership and party loyalists do not adhere to this bedrock tenet of the American legal system, evidenced by their statements and their Twitter rallying cry “#WeBelieveHer”.
This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we will discuss “Seven Lessons from the Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh”. They are lessons that impact each and every one of us.