Even when the reality of wrongdoing is almost impossible to deny, it can still be hard to accept. The following people have stories to tell that are not easy to hear.
Plus, some of the best literature ever written are open letters. The Bible is an open letter from God to all of us. I am no Moses or Thomas Jefferson, but Mr.
Cosby, you should read this. I see you yawning, Mr. You may ignore this and all the other letters you are getting, but that only delays the inevitable. Maybe this will help you read further: I am not here to bash you.
I want to encourage you. I am not going to accuse you of being a hypocrite for endorsing family values and then engaging in really awful conduct.
I am not going to brand you as a bad role model for young black men.
I am not going to speak for the sixteen women who say you violated them, drugged them, raped them. I am not going to attempt to goad you into a response, or heap condemnation or shame on you. I am going to encourage you. Cosby, you know exactly what happened.
You know and remember with great clarity each of the events and how they unfolded. Nobody else in the whole world knows the whole truth about Bill Cosby, but you know. The truth is a powerful weapon. Physicists and philosophers spend lifetimes trying to arrive at it.
There are only two true witnesses to your life, and one of them is you. You have the truth within you, and you are the only one who can make your own words line up with it.
But the truth cuts both ways. Be encouraged, because you can always tell the truth. Standing in a mirror, whatever the truth is, say it. But if you stand in the mirror and say that each of these sixteen women are lying, to build their own publicity or for whatever reason, that every single one of these accusers is making up a story, do you believe it?
Because nobody else believes it. You at least know the story of Noah because your comedy bit about him is pretty hilarious. Paul wrote in his letter to the Philippians: Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
John wrote in Revelation: I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
I am not judging. Cosby, if everything you say is the truth, and everyone else is lying, then you have nothing to worry about.
But if you are carrying the truth inside you, and living a lie, you have an enormous problem. You are 77 years old.Some reporters have drawn connections between the press' grudging evolution on Cosby and a painful chapter in my own family's history.
It was shortly before the Cosby story exploded anew that my. All his children name's start with the letter E for excellence. Pennsylvania, charged Bill Cosby with one count of aggravated indecent assault on 30th December, The criminal charge stems from an investigation into an incident of alleged sexual assault against Andrea Constand, an employee at Temple University between and Nov 15, · When it comes to politicians, policymakers, and those in the public eye, we generally don’t want to believe the worst.
Even when the reality of wrongdoing is almost impossible to deny, it can still be hard to accept. American comedian Bill Cosby has been the subject of publicized sexual assault allegations, with the earliest incidents allegedly taking place in the mids.
He has been accused by numerous women of rape, drug-facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, and sexual tranceformingnlp.comt allegations against him became more public after a stand-up routine by comedian Hannibal.
Dear Bill Cosby: I Want To Encourage You. December 3, by Steve Berman.
Image: Fox News (screen grab) I have written an open letter to Bill Cosby. As penning open letters is a longstanding tradition, I feel honor bound as a “man of letters” to write this.
Plus, some of the best literature ever written are open letters. Janis Ian (born Janis Eddy Fink; April 7, ) is an American singer-songwriter who was most commercially successful in the s and s; her most widely recognized song, "At Seventeen", was released as a single from her album Between the Lines which reached number 1 on the Billboard chart..
Born in in New York City, Ian entered the American folk music scene while still a.