The Alabama state auditor, a Republican named Jim Ziegler, defended Judge Roy Moore’s brush with pedophilia, said Moore was “clean as a hound’s tooth” and offered a defense of child abuse saying the Virgin Mary was a teenager when Joseph married her — the Bible does not indicate her age — adding: “They became parents of Jesus.”
The virgin birth didn’t happen, apparently. This is news that most evangelicals might find alarming. If Joseph was the baby’s father, there goes 2000 years of Christian doctrine.
Odd to find Trump/Moore evangelicals are all secretly Unitarians. Only the Unitarians I know don’t coddle child molesters.
Meanwhile, an Alabama Republican legislator, Ed Henry, went even further: He said that the women accusing Moore should be prosecuted for waiting to make their allegations. Interesting. Put this right up there with Trump painting all women who ever named him as a rapist, molester or abuser as liars and saying he’d sue. We’re still waiting.
As the Washington Post reported, “Roy Moore, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney in Alabama, allegedly brought a 14-year-old girl to his home alone. She told The Post that Mr. Moore served her alcoholic drinks, kissed her and undressed her,” just like Joseph with Mary, no doubt.
Moore reportedly pursued relationships with many other teenagers between the ages of 16 and 18 during that same time period, but Republican officials have yet to denounce the conduct categorically even though some individuals have spoken out.
Moore’s campaign declares that “this garbage is the very definition of fake news.” And Steve Bannon asserts that his candidate is being smeared by the Washington Post who also smeared Trump and so forth…
Republicans in Washington have hedged their condemnations. “If true, [the allegations] would disqualify anyone from serving in office,” a statement from Vice President Pence’s office announced. “If these allegations are true, he must step aside,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declared.
“If true” is not just ridiculous. It’s another way of saying “these women” are liars.
“These women” had nothing to gain and much to lose by coming forward.
Now their word is questioned — and for what? To save a the reputation of a gun-waving Evangelical clown in a cowboy hat… and maybe a tax giveaway to billionaires?
As the Post noted: “White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, she who has encountered no argument too weak to embrace, had this to say about allegations that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore molested a 14-year-old girl: ‘Like most Americans, the president believes we cannot allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person’s life. However, the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside.’”
Sarah has already made her Jesus-loving bargain with Satan Himself—rather with Trump. She lies for a pervert daily.
Trump was himself the target of such years-old “mere” allegations, more than twenty from women (one an ex-wife who accused him of rape) who claimed he sexually assaulted them. Sarah has no problem in lying for this assaulter of women.
Moore suggested just this year that the 9/11 terror attacks were God’s punishment because “we legitimize sodomy.” He has said that homosexuality is “the same thing” as sex with a cow and should be criminalized, and argued that Representative Keith Ellison should not be allowed to serve in Congress because he is a Muslim.
Following Moore’s “logic” it might be time to ask when God will destroy America because it is filled with people claiming to follow Jesus who also—like Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Roy Moore, Jim Ziegler and others—sink to both blasphemy and outright lies in defending child molesting in the name of the Bible.
When Evangelicals defend an alleged pedophile saying Moore is as “clean as a hound’s tooth” and offer a defense of child abuse saying the Virgin Mary was a teenager when Joseph married her (in fact, the Bible does not indicate her age), adding: “They became parents of Jesus,” then maybe God really will strike down America… just for the hell of it, because—like Trump grabbing women’s crotches—He can get away with it.
This morning, I had the great honor of joining Joy Reid, Karine Jean-Pierre, Kurt Bardella, David Frum, Jason Johnson, and Bishop William Barber on AM Joy to discuss the desperate hypocrisy of the Republican party, which has become, unequivocally and enthusiastically, the party of Trump, Mass Shootings, Milo, Bannon, Rape, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacy, and most recently, the repeatedly disgraced Judge Roy Moore, whose actions have added a new word to the Republican lexicon: Pedophile.
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