I remember, decades ago, a Christian Right group put out an election guide with the stands of various candidates. It was labeled a “Morality Scorecard” or the like. I apologize that I cannot remember more details nor find them via internet search. (Those search engines can be close to useless when it comes to obscure details of history.) If anyone remembers or finds more, feel free to comment. I also apologize and warn that I will be speaking in generalities here.
With those caveats, what I do remember is that the group in question was excoriated for implying that one’s votes and political stands are a good measure of morality. How dare they say politicians who vote wrong somehow are immoral! How dare they say that there is a correlation between one’s politics and one’s morality!
Well, although the group may have been a bit crude in the way they stated there is such a correlation, recent events seem to be proving them right in more ways than one. It is hard to miss that the recent sexual harassment scandals blowing up here in the U. S. overwhelmingly involve Democrats - Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, John Conyers, Al Green, etc.
I can hear the reflex rebuttals now. “What about Republicans like Roy Moore?” If there were as many Republicans who mistreated women so blatantly, the Democrat News Media would surely be trotting them out and fast. As for Roy Moore, the allegations against him smell increasingly like a pre-election dirty trick that is getting more debunked by the day. But trust me, I think a lot of Republicans are scum, too.
And, to anticipate another question, the correlation I see is general not specific. In other words, there are Leftist Democrats who are otherwise good people, and there are conservative Republican who are stinkers. Heck, I once engaged in political combat against a few of them.
But to think there is no correlation between morality in public life and morality in private life is fantasy. Someone who attacks freedom of speech, the right to life, basic property rights, the Constitutional rule of law, the right to defend oneself, traditional Christian values etc., etc. is probably going to be a sticker in private as well.
And now that stink is suddenly getting out and becoming public as well.