Silence isn't golden here


To the editor:

After we heard President Trump’s thinly veiled lewd comments at the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree, and the flagrantly obscene, horrifying demeaning remarks made by Trump’s just-fired communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, during a conversation with The New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza, I expected to learn that one or more prominent evangelicals had publicly condemned the use of such language.

After all, every prominent evangelical has talked about “family values.” 

That certainly includes conversing with others respectfully, and without off-color remarks, gutter language or cruel insults.

I had in mind people including Vice President Mike Pence, Jerry Falwell Jr., Rick Warren, Charles Colson, James Dobson, Hugh Hewitt, Franklin Graham, T.D. Jakes, Pat Robertson, Ted Haggard, Tim LaHaye, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Ralph Reed.

But not a single one of them, or any other well-known evangelical Christian, has spoken out in public.

What can we conclude from their silence?

Miriam Helbok

Miriam Helbok