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Melvin B. Miller

A common trait among Blacks is to redeem someone who has gone astray. As more information is adduced about Herschel Walker’s personal life, the moral disclosures would normally disqualify a candidate for high political office. However, since it is too late in the political game in Georgia for Republicans to have another candidate for the U.S. Senate, they are trying to generate public support for Walker’s campaign.

Despite Walker’s prolonged misconduct, the Evangelicals have joined the conservative Republicans in support of his candidacy. According to reports, some Black Christian groups have joined Walker’s religious support, even though his Democratic Party adversary is Rev. Raphael Warnock, the Black pastor of Martin Luther King’s church.

Even though there is no prior experience to qualify Walker to be a U.S. senator, some Blacks might be induced by his celebrity to support him. There is a tradition among Black Christians not to sit in judgment of others. This comes from the dictum in Chapter 7 of Matthew in the Bible: “Judge not, that ye be not judged … And why beholds thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”

Yet, in seeking Christian absolution for his recognized bad conduct, Walker must properly confess his behavior and seek absolution. So far, he has simply denied any relationship with the woman who stated that he financed her abortion although he publicly denies even knowing her.

The November election will establish the moral character of the Georgia electorate as well as who will be the state’s U.S. senator.

editorial, Georgia Senate race, Hershel Walker, Raphael Warnock