You are welcome to have an opinion one way or the other about the fact that Herschel Walker paid for a partner/lover to have an abortion, especially now he is a useful fool for the GOP Christian nationalists who’ll do anything to get power.
When I read this Washington Post article, I realized that the abortion part of the story was really not the hypocrisy. Either way the woman had an abortion, she also, as reportedly had another child by Walker. The real hypocrisy is this:
Walker has been harshly critical of absentee Black fathers, once calling the behavior a “major, major problem.”
“The father leaves in the Black family. He leaves the boys alone so they’ll be raised by their mom,” Walker said in a 2021 interview. “If you have a child with a woman, even if you have to leave that woman — even if you have to leave that woman — you don’t leave that child.”
But he had only publicly discussed one of his four children until the Daily Beast published a report earlier this year that he had fathered a second child.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/10/11/herschel-walker-abortion-payment
That’s the real rub here. You don’t have to be a black man to be a dead-beat dad, but it shows the desperation of the GOP Christain nationalists that they are willing to support, endorse and elect a total dead-beat dad. What is Christian about a man who treats his children and women like this? Are these family values? WWJS?
This isn’t a reformed man getting a second chance, this isn’t a sinner who has repented. It’s an insult to everyone who is being encouraged or used to vote for him. Ultimately, it’s like so many things it’s more saying out loud what they hate about themselves, or what they wish were true, irrespective of what they’ve said, or how they themselves behave.
That’s the real hypocrisy deflecting their own fears, needs and wrongdoing onto everyone else and asking them to vote for them.
I asked GPT-3 about families without Dad’s. Apparently, it is smarter than I expected.
“When it comes to families without dads, there are a lot of different ways that they can come about. Sometimes, the father may have passed away and the family is left to fend for themselves. Other times, the father may have abandoned the family or be absent for other reasons. Whatever the case may be, one thing is certain: life is harder when dad isn’t around.
Without a dad around, many kids end up having to take on more responsibility than they should at such young ages. They might have to help care for their younger siblings or even help out with bills and other household expenses. In some cases, kids might even have to drop out of school in order to work and support their families. It’s not an ideal situation by any means but unfortunately it’s one that far too many children find themselves in every day all across America (and beyond).
If you’re lucky enough to still have your dad around then cherish him every single day because you never know when he might not be there anymore – whether due to death or otherwise. For those who don’t have fathers in their lives though, just remember that you’re not alone; millions of others are going through (or have gone through) exactly what you’re experiencing right now so try and stay strong despite everything else happening in your life outside of your control.”