Image result for bryan kemperI was 11 years old when I was molested by a male relative. Although it was 50 years ago, I remember every detail. It’s one of the most painful memories I have. I have never confronted him, and I don’t know if I ever will.

Twenty-five years ago, I was at an abortion protest where a friend and I were assaulted and four men were arrested for it. A woman who was then pro-abortion but is now a very well-known conservative writer told the police that my friend and I sexually assaulted her. We were handcuffed and taken to a police car. This woman then told the police that she would drop the charges against us if we dropped the charges against the four men who assaulted us.

We were afraid of this false accusation and agreed to drop the charges. Soon after, I heard this woman, who had a radio show, talk about how women who make accusations of sexual assault must always be believed. I was disgusted. Because I am a man, I cannot be believed? I refuse to accept that concept.

Image result for bryan kemperAs a victim of both sexual assault and false accusation, I’m disgusted by some things happening in our country. I watched the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday and what I saw left me raw with emotion. I listened with an open heart. I came away believing that someone a long time ago did assault Christine Blasey Ford and my heart broke for her. I also came away believing that it was not Kavanaugh.

I am not a senator, a lawyer, or a judge. My beliefs do not mean anything in the process of this nomination or confirmation. I cannot affect it or sway the vote in any way.

What I can do is share my story and plead with our nation to stop the hate speech against both parties. I was sickened by people who support Kavanaugh calling Ford things like “bitch” and “whore.” I was equally disgusted with the plethora of vile things said about Kavanaugh.

My relative is innocent in the eyes of the law unless he is proven guilty by a court of law. I know what he did to me and I have, in my heart, forgiven him. But I will never forget. Maybe one day I will have the strength to confront him…

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