In September 2018, Mark Judge was unwillingly thrust into the national spotlight as part of the nomination and approval process for Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. At that time, Judge, a writer whose work has appeared in Christianity Today and The Stream, was a cancer survivor and was dealing with significant health issues and medical bills.
Without following constitutional standards of due process and the presumption of innocence, Judge was tried in the court of public opinion and in the secular press. As with others involved, his privacy was violated. An allegation that should have been addressed in private became a public circus, causing suffering for all parties involved.
The vague and increasingly outrageous allegations against him and Justice Kavanaugh were weaponized by politicians and the press before being investigated by the FBI, which found the charges to be unsubstantiated. Unconscionable politicians and the mainstream media used the parties involved for their own political purposes. In their desperate attempt to destroy an innocent man’s life and block his appointment to the Supreme Court, they attempted to make a scandal out of Judge’s and Kavanaugh’s high school years; senators heckled and actually interrogated witnesses about high school slang from the early 1980’s. They also abandoned the need for evidence to corroborate unsubstantiated allegations and instead engaged in the politics of personal destruction.
Democracy was forsaken in favor of mob rule. As a result of this political insanity and cultural climate, Mark Judge became collateral damage by the process: He lost his apartment, his job, and several writing contracts, leaving him with massive unpaid legal and other bills.
Mark Judge does not wish to disparage anyone nor talk to the media about an episode that was traumatic and unfair for him and, indeed, everyone involved. Mark Judge simply wants to live a private life, take care of his weakened health, and pay his legal and personal bills.
By contributing funds to help Mark Judge pay his legal defense and other obligations, you can evidence your objection to the unfair processes in which he became unwillingly embroiled and thus permit him to rebuild his life.