Bill Cosby was a very talented man who got wrapped up in celebrity fame, forgetting his goal life and ending up going astray.
Years ago, when he was starring in the television series I Spy with Robert Culp, I recall seeing an interview with Cosby where he laid out his life’s goal.
Cosby said that he was using his television career to earn enough money so he could pursue his dream of getting a doctorate in education and then to write and work in the education field. He said that kids will learn and retain a lot more if the topic or subject matter is made fun and interesting and that is what he wanted to bring to the field of education. He wanted to write books on making teaching and learning fun.
I was impressed with that interview and anxiously awaited to see him fulfill that goal, but he never did. I recall someone saying that he became addicted to the fame and status of acting, along with the money he made from acting and his many early comedy records like Noah and Little Tiny Hairs.
He made it big with his cartoon character Fat Albert, one of the few impressions that I can do well and he never looked back.
Then, Cosby was accused of drugging and raping a woman at his home. Before the #MeToo craze rose its ugly head of false accusations, another woman made the same allegation against Cosby and then another and another and many more.
They all talked about Cosby slipping them some kind of drug that rendered them helpless and then while under the influence of drug, he would sexually assault and rape them.
Charges were filed and he went to trial, which ended in a mistrial, but charges were refiled in 2015 and Cosby again found himself in court. This time, he was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
On September 25, the 81-year-old Cosby was sentenced to a prison term of 3-10 years. He was also ordered to pay a $25,000 fine and the cost of the prosecution against him. Many believe that he got away with a light sentence due to his age.
Normally, this would be the end of it as Cosby begins serving his prison sentence, but then Cosby’s team cared to compare Cosby to Jesus Christ.
According to David Gelles of CNN, Cosby’s publicist stated:
“They persecuted Jesus and look what happened.”
Bryan Chai with Conservative Tribune summed it up, saying:
“That isn’t just blasphemous. That’s wrong, infuriating and probably a few other words I shouldn’t type.”
After Gelles’ tweet, one respondent replied:
“I don’t remember that part in the Bible where Jesus was slipping women roofies to take advantage of incapacitated women. Can you please remind me which book that’s in?”
Jesus was sinless and not guilty of anything, especially drugging and sexually assaulting numerous women. Cosby on the other hand was convicted of his crimes. He is a filthy sinner and comparing what happened to Cosby with what happened to Jesus is saying that God (in all three persons) is a sexual pervert.
Clearly Team Cosby has no idea who God is or what the Bible says. Their comparison is not only blasphemous, but it’s repulsive and slanderous and reveals their real character.
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