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For those of us that have been honestly and objectively following the Cosby story, it didn’t come as a surprise when he was convicted. My personal view on the case changed when his records were unsealed, which show him testifying under oath that he bought Qaaludes to give to omen for the purpose of having sex with them. If you’ve never seen Wolf of Wall Street, here’s how they portray the effect of a grown man on Quaaludes:
Nobody can consent on that nor resist if they tried. Even more damning were the Larry King interview and BBQ episode on The Cosby Show, which Cosby wrote himself. Notice how drugged the women look in the clip.
All of this together made me believe he did it without even hearing any testimony from any of the women. He references slipping stuff into people’s drinks and food in connection with sex too much. So his conviction for it wasn’t much of a surprise to me either. This isn’t about convincing you of his guilt or innocence, but more about the spiritual justice system. There are two verses that come to mind in this situation:
“For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.” – Luke 8:17
But more importantly… even if the sex with all of these women was consensual…
“Thou shalt not commit adultery.” – Exodus 20:14
Cosby spent decades committing adultery behind the scenes while portraying a completely different image to the world… but not only that, let’s not forget how critical he was of other comedians using the “N” word and bad language in their routines.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” – Galatians 6:7
Cosby’s predicament should be a lesson to all of us in positions of influence and leadership. We can’t put on a righteous front in public, live unrighteous behind the scenes, and expect for those deeds to not come to light. This is why I’ve been open about being pro marijuana, going to jail multiple times, etc., since day one, and I encourage anyone looking to be in ministry or that is already in a leadership position to do the same. If you roll the skeletons out of your closet from day one, you don’t have to worry about anyone exposing them later. People will respect you more if they hear it from you than if you have to explain yourself after they find out through someone else.
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