Evangelist Beth Moore has exposed more about her experience with sexual assault on Twitter by joining the #WhyIDidntReport movement, a movement created as a direct response to accusations against Brett Kavanaugh.
Supreme Court Justice Nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the past weeks has been accused of sexual assault by two women from his past. The accusation has not been verified neither is the judge “categorically and unequivocally” denying that he committed these acts.
Beth Moore, who is also a Christian author, tweeted on Friday before the second accusation against Kavanaugh was made public saying, “He lived in my house. #whyididntreport.”
“Make it a safer world to report it and you’ll make it a safer world.” She added the next day
According to the Christian Post, Moore is insisting that her tweet was not to be regarded as a comment about the Kavanaugh allegations, but is supporting victims.
The Christian author was supported by other evangelical leaders, like Russell Moore, the President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Russell Moore tweeted on Saturday, “Sobering. Grateful to God for you Beth.”
Conservative Christian author, Dr. Carol M. Swain, however, found the tweet more political than warranted. He tweeted, “I’m sorry Beth Moore was sexually abused. However, I wish she would stick to teaching the gospel. Her foray into political issues and the #MeToo movement is distracting.”
A Twitter user agreed with Swain believing that Moore posted the tweet responding to the Kavanaugh accusations saying, “Given the most preeminent happening in our country right now I’m assuming ur comments are addressing this. U seem to be justifying destroying a man based on unsubstantiated accusations from 36 yrs. ago. I’m disappointed in u. Thought u had a better sense of justice and honesty.”
This tweet caught the attention of Moore who responded saying, “Let me assure you, sir, I have not one whit of desire for anyone to be falsely accused. That is highly counterproductive and would only end up making it harder for victims. I’m advocating for women to be heard, taken seriously and not placed in harm’s way for coming forward.”
By: Oluwaseyi Jeje