|Roy Moore and his accuser|
While some Republicans at the national level spoke out against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Thursday in the wake of allegations that he initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old when he was in his 30s, Republicans from his own state seemed to have a different view — with one citing Jesus’ parents to defend Moore’s alleged behavior.
“Take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus,” Alabama state auditor Jim Ziegler told the Washington Examiner on Thursday.
Four women have told the Washington Post that Moore pursued relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was an adult. The women were between the ages of 14 and 18, while Moore was in his 30s at the time, according to the Post.
Leigh Corfman, the woman who was 14 when she says Moore approached her, told the Post that Moore touched her over her bra and underwear and guided her hand to his underwear.
The other three women did not have sexual contact that went beyond kissing. Moore denied the allegations on Thursday, saying they are “completely false” and a “desperate political attack.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Moore must step aside if the allegations are true, and Sen. John McCain went further, calling on Moore to “immediately step aside.”
Ziegler, on the other hand, said the allegations were “much ado about nothing.”
Would Ziegler say the same if he found out his 14-year-old daughter had been molested by a 30 year old lecher, even if it happened years ago? How many mothers and fathers would brush that off and say it was "much ado about nothing?"
We know the Evangelical Christians would call for the death penalty had this been a lecherous Democrat running for the US Senate.
How many more fine Christian values are the Evangelicals willing to toss in the sewer in order to get their political agenda passed? They started on this slippery slope when they made their Faustian bargain with the admitted sexual assaulter, Trump, who also bragged that he often barged into the dressing rooms of beauty contestants to see them half naked. And of course, let's not forget that Trump gave radio shock jock, Howard Stern, permission to call his own young daughter "a piece of ass."
Stern: “By the way, your daughter…”
Trump: “She’s beautiful.”
Stern: “Can I say this? A piece of ass.”
Any other decent father would have punched Stern in his lascivious mouth after saying something as smutty as that about his own daughter. We know what men mean when they call a girl or a woman "a piece of ass." It means she is "f**kable." Yet Trump let Stern get away with saying it on the air, because in a malignant narcissist's mind, that's a compliment to HIM. And we've learned over the past two rotten years of Trump that it's ALWAYS about him. Even if it means degrading his own flesh and blood.
That's how the current Evangelical Christian wing of the GOP rolls these days. Nothing is repulsive or offensive to them as long as it gets them their political goals.
Not even pedophilia. It's all good to them.