Hill spoke out during a moment in which Americans were still determining what types of behavior were acceptable in the workplace and when legislation on the issue was just over a decade old.
Though Thomas denied the allegations and was eventually confirmed to the Supreme Court, Hill’s decision had immediate consequences: in its wake, sexual-harassment complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission doubled, and payouts from court settlements increased as well.
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As Cosby’s star rose, he found himself targeted by critics who questioned why he was avoiding the touchy issue of race at a time when the rest of the country was being engulfed by the Civil Rights struggle. Thompson said in many ways Cosby was to television what Jackie Robinson was to baseball.
You might think the Bible is a lot of silly superstition. On the other hand, you might want to hold your nose and read a different perspective. When I look at the news every day in America, which is what I do for a living, I see a nation wrested from its moorings on matters of sexuality. He had a lot to say about right and wrong in matters of sexual conduct. What God examines is conduct, and He measures a person’s heart.
He also recognized that man’s fallen heart is depraved and his mind replete with wicked imaginations. So, what happens when an entire nation turns away from God and embraces the anything-goes, do-your-own-thing morality?
So, what happens to a nation that accommodates such behavior? What happens to a nation that takes pride in turning away from God’s clear moral code on matters of sexual behavior? Get Joseph Farah’s new book, “The Restitution of All Things: Israel, Christians, and the End of the Age,” and learn about the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith and your future in God’s Kingdom There’s a tipping point of no return. And He has mercy on those who turn from their wicked ways and come back to Him.
But, while the Anita Hill controversy drew national attention to the issue of sexual harassment, the problem itself was hardly a new one.
For most of American history, women silently endured mistreatment in the workplace, with little protection or recourse.