As I read the news recently, I found that the president of the United States has endorsed Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Sen. Mitch McConnell has also "walked back" his negative assessment of Moore.
I am a retired teacher, and as such, find it appalling that a known pedophile is receiving support from leaders of our country. This is not an issue of the man's politics, as there are those in both parties who have come under scrutiny — this is a matter of morality.
Children must be protected by the adults around them. How can we stand up for morals in our society when morality is undercut by the most powerful people in government? Women and children continue to be placed in positions in society where they are vulnerable to sexual and physical abuse.
This seems another instance of powerful men supporting those who use that vulnerability to their own ends. It begs the question why? If this is a watershed moment where sexual abuse is being addressed, why aren't America's leaders aware of, and supportive of, the moment?