by Johnathan Arnold
On November 29, 20-year NBC News veteran Matt Lauer was fired after sexual harassment allegations. Multiple women have come forward with graphic stories, including one employee who claims Lauer solicited her in his office and reprimanded her for refusing his advances.
While this was a devastating shock to many of Lauer’s family members and coworkers, it is one incident in a line of similar situations this year. From journalist Charlie Rose to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein to Senator Al Franken, the secular world is launching a warranted crusade against all forms of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Social media is currently flooded with expressions of pain, anger, and cynicism.
Lauer’s coworker Savannah Guthrie said, “All we can say is we are heartbroken; I’m heartbroken.” Although we often characterize unbelievers as flippant and unserious about ethics and morality, many are hurting deeply. This is no time to prove a point. We should not capitalize on people’s brokenness to advance our agenda. Rather, this is the time to herald the glorious Good News that there is forgiveness and soul-deep healing for sexual sin and its scars.
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