By Tom Quiner
Clarence Thomas is a horrible human being, at least according to the Left.
Younger readers may not remember details of his confirmation hearings in 1991. A co-worker of Thomas, Anita Hill, came forward at the last minute and accused Mr. Thomas of sexual harassment in the workplace. According to Hill, he talked dirty to her.
Thomas vigorously denied it, leaving observers with a stark ‘he-said/she-said’ choice: either he was a no-good liar, or Ms. Hill was. There was no middle ground.
Anita Hill worked under Mr. Thomas at the Department of Education when he allegedly asked her out on dates and talked dirty to her.
Thomas moved on to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission a couple of years later. Interestingly, Ms. Hill followed her alleged harasser and took a job under Thomas again, odd behavior by one so chagrined over his behavior in her former position.
The same liberals who denied sexual harassment allegations against Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein for so many years to this day refuse to cut such slack to Clarence Thomas, despite a lack of concrete evidence against Thomas.
Thomas will go to his grave reviled by the Left. You cannot believe the profanity that has been heaped upon him for nearly three decades by his detractors. They don’t simply disagree with his court rulings, they hate him as a human being.
Justice Thomas has not been interviewed by the press very often. But in a recent interview in the Daily Caller with Ginni Thomas, wife of Clarence Thomas, he revealed the importance his religious faith has in his life. He is a practicing Catholic who attends Mass every day. Why? Because faith gives him:
“the strength to do what I have to do every day, to assert the independence, to be willing to take the beatings, the criticism, the unfairness.”
Catholic Mass helps him do his “job, a secular job, in the right way and for the right reasons.”
Mr. Thomas told the interviewer that he relies on a prayer, “The Litany of Humity,”
“which helps focus and insulate him from the distractions, criticisms, or praise that can come from this world. In his view, what really matters is whether you do what you are called to do.”
I post the prayer below which gives us all a unique glimpse into the soul of man hated by so many:
O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,
Deliver me, Jesus. (repeat after each line)
From the desire of being loved,
From the desire of being extolled,
From the desire of being honored,
From the desire of being praised,
From the desire of being preferred to others,
From the desire of being consulted,
From the desire of being approved,
From the fear of being humiliated,
From the fear of being despised,
From the fear of suffering rebukes,
From the fear of being calumniated,
From the fear of being forgotten,
From the fear of being ridiculed,
From the fear of being wronged,
From the fear of being suspected,
That others may be loved more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it. (repeat after each line)
That others may be esteemed more than I ,
That, in the opinion of the world,
others may increase and I may decrease,
That others may be chosen and I set aside,
That others may be praised and I unnoticed,
That others may be preferred to me in everything,
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should.