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Written by Bill Thomas on April 3, 2019

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy” (James 3:17).

The word “hypocrite” is an interesting one. It came into English from the Greek word which means “an actor” or “a stage player.” The idea is that actors in ancient Greek theater wore large masks to mark which character they were playing. The same person could play multiple characters that way. He or she would simply use a different “false face.”

The Democrats today are drowning in a flood of hypocrisy. It isn’t a surprise, I’m guessing, to those who’ve been paying attention. Here are a few of the “false faces” the Democrats want to put forth.

Do you remember Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring? This was the trio of Virginia Democrats who found themselves in scandal a few months ago. Northam, remember, is the doctor who carefully described how to let an infant who survived an abortion die on the table. That’s the guy. Pictures of Northam in blackface were discovered, and Herring admitted to doing it as well. In normal circumstances, this would be an outrage, especially among the Democrats. Had a Republican done this, he or she would’ve already been out of office. Strange isn’t it that Northam and Herring remain.

Can you say hypocrisy?

Fairfax is another matter. He’s been accused by two different women of raping them. We are consistently reminded to believe the women. When Justice Brett Kavanaugh was accused by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford the Democrat presidential hopefuls were out in force. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) all declared that the believed Dr. Ford, some of them before even hearing her testimony.

After a few initial awkward moments in the media, I haven’t heard any of them call for his accusers to be believed. The fact that he remains in office is a testament to a double standard. It doesn’t take a theater major to see that’s a “false face,” hypocrisy run amok.

Speaking of former Vice President Biden, he’s found himself in some hot water, too. Likely a target from the far-left, Biden is being attacked for touching women and making them feel uncomfortable. Just to put it into perspective, here are some Democrat and media attitudes about that.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) noted the importance of the “MeToo” movement during the hearings for Justice Kavanaugh. She wrote on her own website on October 1, 2018, of multiple credible, corroborated allegations of sexual harassment. She asserted that these, though ultimately unproven and spurious charges, should disqualify Kavanaugh from being on the highest court.

Now, though, with Biden, it’s different. She says of his recorded and undeniable actions, “such claims are not disqualifying for a potential 2020 presidential bid.” Let’s get this one straight. Accusations that were never proved because they never happened ought to have derailed Justice Kavanaugh, but actions clearly done by Vice President Biden which Democrat women have said made them uncomfortable are not disqualifying?

Can you say hypocrisy?

Then there’s the case of Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY). According to Mediaite, April 2, 2019, Rep. Nadler opposed the release of the Starr Report. He told PBS’ Charlie Rose it should not be made public.

“As a matter of decency and protecting people’s privacy rights, people who may be totally innocent third parties, what must not be released at all,” Nadler said in 1998. Now, regarding the Mueller report, Nadler sings a different song. On April 3, 2019, Nadler’s House Judiciary Committee voted to issue subpoenas to obtain the unredacted report. Nadler has vehemently demanded that Attorney General William Barr send them the nearly 400-page Mueller report without redactions — along with all of the evidence that supports its findings.

Let’s be clear on this. When it was the Starr report, it needed to be held, but when it’s the Mueller report, it needs to be released.

Hmm, can you say hypocrisy?

Hypocrisy abounds among the Democrats today. They have double standards and different sets of rules. There’s one for the regular people and one for themselves.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas lives in Washington, Missouri and has been in local church ministry for over twenty-five years. He is also an adjunct instructor in history, Bible and education for two different Christian colleges. He’s authored two novellas, From the Ashes and The Sixty-first Minute published by White Feather Press of MI and three Bible studies, Surrounded by Grace, The Critical Questions and More and The Road to Victory published by CSS Publishing of OH.

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