Sept. 27, 2018
“If your purpose is God then neither the criticism nor the praise of people is going to affect you.”
Today, September 27, hundreds of students from Liberty University and the D.C. metropolitan area gathered in support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Organized by Concerned Women for America, conservative advocates voiced the importance of due process regardless of gender or political loyalty.
Among the cultural influencers in attendance, Allie Stuckey, known as “The Conservative Millennial,” talked to FRC about what it means to be a Christian while standing for truths that may be less than popular in today’s culture.
“We know from the Bible that Christians are going to be persecuted and that we will be pushed to the margins of society for holding biblical views. Sometimes it’s challenging to voice our views because it becomes intimidating when you have a mob of people who call you a bigot and call you hateful and call you intolerant for just believing what the Bible says. It is intimidating but it’s worth it.”
Stuckey then had a challenge for young adults who wish to pursue a position that may present notoriety while maintaining their faith:
“It’s impossible without the strength of Christ. Be involved in a gospel-centered church and a gospel-centered community, and stand on the Word of God. But beyond that you have to continue thinking about your purpose. If your purpose is God, then neither the criticism nor the praise of people is going to affect you.”
On the issue of Kavanaugh, Chief Council and Policy Director Carrie Severino of Judicial Crisis Network told Family Research Council, “It’s not ‘women always win’ or ‘men always win.’ Let’s have due process and fairness for all.”
Severino went on to criticize the weight of the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh.
“Look, these allegations are uncorroborated, they have since been discredited because the very eyewitnesses that Dr. Ford pointed to said the events didn’t happen.”
From the stage, Severino gave a powerful speech to attendees.
“As a mother of daughters, the experience she described does sound absolutely awful and there are women who suffer those kind of experiences all the time and it’s wrong. However, as a mother also of sons I want speaks for the fact that men need to have due process as well.”
President and CEO of Concerned Women for America, Penny Nance, explained the purpose of the rally to FRC.
“The purpose of this rally was to give conservative women to take a moment and share our perspective and to share our thoughts in the middle of this process. We feel as if we’ve been pushed aside, but this is our moment, this is our time.”
“We believe in the rule of law, we believe in due process, and we certainly believe in a presumption of innocence. What we’re seeing is a political weaponization of the #MeToo movement and it makes us sick.”