Right Wing Site Goes There: We’d Vote For Roy Moore Even If He Molested Our Own 14 Year-Old Daughter

A few days ago The Federalist declared that Christians should vote for Roy Moore because God sometimes chooses evil men in order to achieve the greater good. Well, today they outdid themselves. An excerpt:

Here is one thing we know and should admit from the start: in his early thirties, Moore had a penchant for dating teenagers. Apparently, this was not an uncommon occurrence during this time. In fact, this practice has a long history and is not without some merit if one wants to raise a large family. Times have changed. But, like it or not, four decades ago Moore dated teenagers (even his wife is 14 years younger than he).

Let’s suppose the accusations are mostly true. Then from a conservative moral perspective, Moore is guilty of lying, trying to have pre-marital sexual relations with girls half his age, and pressuring them to do so without first determining that they reciprocate. There is no sugar-coating what he did. Moore was a dirt bag and is currently lying about his actions rather than confessing the truth and asking for forgiveness.

If elected, Moore would join the ranks of other undignified politicians who have been liars and fornicators. I have a 14-year-old daughter. If I caught him doing what was alleged, for starters I would kick him where it counts. Hard. That being said, I don’t think it’s wrong to vote for Moore.

  • Lazycrockett

    Well Why not, they already did their own daughter.

  • Slippy_World
    • thrunch

      George Orwell “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

      GOP/Trump: “Elect the child molester because he’s for family values.”

  • bkmn

    I hope The Federalist loses lots of subscribers, unfortunately that probably won’t happen.

    • FAEN

      Apparently kiddie fucking is a feature with the Federalist crowd not a bug.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    It’s official: There’s no depth to which the Far Right would not sink.

    • CottonBlimp

      Not just the “far” right, either. This is the whole of conservatism in a nutshell.

      • (((GC)))

        All they’re “conserving” is wealthy cis white straight male power and privilege.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Gustav2

      Who else was in the room at that time?

      • FAEN

        Jeebus.

    • TimCA

      Just incredible! Sessions can’t even affirm that he didn’t commit an illegal act.

    • Leo

      He needs to be charged when this is all over but just keep in mind Sessions is the inconvenient linchpin keeping Trump from going through the motions (albeit barely) to fire Mueller and from another special counsel being formed (so far) solely out of distraction for an already debunked Uranium One theory.

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      Could he not recall?

    • The_Wretched

      When you seat the federal US AG who was complicit in Trump’s crimes, this sort of thing is the result.

  • bkmn

    What is next for the far right crowd? Baby flambe?

    • TheManicMechanic

      Of course. Abortion deprives them of the main ingredient, after all, so that explains why they are against it.

  • Ninja0980

    And yet some on the left think that if we had thrown out Franken and Conyers last week, voters will vote for Doug Jones.
    They are as stupid as the Moore voters are.

  • Rex

    I don’t want to hear a conservative lecture anyone about morals ever again.

    • bkmn

      EVER

      • FAEN

        LIKE EVER EVER!

        But you know they will.

    • Gustav2

      Or blame exclusively Gays with pedophilia

    • james1200
    • John30013

      Moore has made it a central plank in his latest stump speeches.

      Of course, his definition of morality is Gawd and the bible and all that typical shit.

    • Frostbite

      Oh, but you will, because, hypocrites!

    • Nic Peterson

      Butcha will, Blanche, ya will!

  • Natty Enquirer

    Seems this Borland fellow already got kicked where it counts: in the head.
    https://thefederalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Borland2012-150×150.jpg

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • james1200

    The tweet that said that “tribalism is the only thing that matters anymore”: Bullshit! The mask is off these right-wing freaks and America now knows how rotten moralizers are but liberal states would NEVER vote for someone accused of molesting a child. I just don’t believe it. Hell, what Franken did is so many levels below what Moore did and yet, most of his voters in MN think he should resign! This is about conservatives and how they continue to go off the rails; everyone, including their own children, now know they’re full of shit when they moralize and the backlash coming their way will be glorious.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok
      • james1200

        I think he groped some women. I think he’s probably kind of a pig but he’s not guilty of anything on the level of a Matt Lauer and certainly not a Roy Moore. I’m not saying he should resign, I’m saying the liberals in MN will probably eject him, while the conservatives in AL are about to elect a pedo.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          I can’t argue with that James.

      • mr wonderful

        That photo is made with Photoshop magic.

  • FAEN

    THIS IS WHO YOU ARE GOP!

  • coram nobis

    Well, of course. Look who grabbed the entire U.S. body politic by its anatomy. NYT describes, today, the ways in which this kind of boorish leadership has damaged the country.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/opinion/trump-putin-destruction-democracy.html

    Roy Moore is simply following in the wake of a bigger monster, the Sta-Puffed Marshmallow Man now wrecking Washington.

    President Trump has single-handedly done more to undermine the basic tenets of American democracy than any foreign agent or foreign propaganda campaign could.

    “Trump is a political weapon of mass self-destruction for American democracy — for its norms, for its morality, for sheer human decency,” Henry Aaron, a senior fellow at Brookings, wrote …
    — lede

  • jmax

    Someone needs to check on the welfare of this author’s daughter. Seriously.

    • LookielouE1707

      Yes, the treatment of Tully Borland’s daughter is what I’m most bothered by here. He could have written an article along these lines without even mentioning her. Instead he not only gratuitously involves her but uses the graf about her as the splash quote at the top of the page, making the article about her presumably because he knows it makes for juicier copy – exploiting the prospect of his daughter’s sexual assault for political purposes/personal gain.

      Does she know she’s being used in this way? Would it be better, or worse if he ran this article without even vetting it with her? It’s bad enough knowing your parent doesn’t have your back, but having it exposed publically – having to defend it to the outside world – that really sucks.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Not about the Federalist, specifically, but what is with the urgency to keep that Republican senate seat that it is worth turning your back on long held values? Why not keep the integrity of your values, not vote for a miscreant, and then vote for a Republican you can be proud of in two years?

    • bkmn

      But billionaires need a break in their taxes

    • Friday

      “Getting em young” *is* their ‘values.’

    • Gustav2

      The reason is everything the Senate is going to vote on until the 2018 elections that will destroy the country. They only have a 1 seat majority in the Senate. They know 2018 will be a sea change and want to get everything done soon.

      They don’t give a shit about with whom.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Their val-ewes always were fake.

    • Capritaur

      Unfortunately, elections are about pragmatic outcome instead of voting your conscience. Too bad that Republicans actually understand that.

      • Vista-Cruiser

        Too bad that Democrats DON’T understand that.

    • CottonBlimp

      The people who control the GOP have no values besides greed. For them, it’s advantageous to never let up, because even if defending someone like Moore is a losing battle, it draws attention and criticism away from other Republicans. They make it such an uphill battle to beat a fucking *child molester* that we don’t have the time or energy to go after someone like Lisa Murkowski for being brazen hacks.

      But this is also just conservative media’s business model; when conservatives hear something that challenges their worldview they look for something to ease their cognitive dissonance, and if they don’t get an excuse to vote for a child molester from the Federalist, they’ll go somewhere else for it. That’s why there is no bottom to this awfulness, because there will *always* be someone willing to defend *anything* the GOP does, because exploiting gullible conservatives is a very lucrative business.

  • Henry Auvil

    He’s right about one thing: “Times have changed.” America used to have a threshold of common decency. But that’s so over.

    • iambu

      My poor, late dad, conservative* though he was, would be beside himself. He passed in 2007.

      *He was one of those rare conservatives who thought things through very carefully and arrived at the conclusions he felt would best benefit the country. He was still wrong about a whole bunch of things, and we argued about it constantly and from the time I was quite young, but it was always civil, and he never let you off the hook for spewing a talking point without being able to back it up ideologically. He taught me to defend my position and to reconsider things in the face of new evidence or a better argument. Goddamnit I miss those debates…

      • jerry

        My father used to be like that, but the “Faux News” and that idiocy took over in the last 20 years. We can’t discuss anything political now without it ending in shouting.

        • iambu

          I hate that political discussions, even among family and friends, have become so Us vs. Them that we don’t even listen to each other, we just wait ’til it’s our turn to shout. And you’re right, Fox may be the biggest contributor to the idea that loud = right. How depressing…

          • jerry

            You can’t have a reasoned discussion with stupid…and that’s what it’s devolved into–one idiotic conspiracy theory after the next. My father’s side were all Republicans, and we used to have disagreements over policy, but they were just that. The remaining aunt, uncle, and father voted for the shitgibbon and GOP congress, and I will have little sympathy when they’re hurt by the policies.

          • My dad used to be republican, because the dems abandoned organized labor in the late 80s.
            He’s deeply unhappy with the turn the party has taken: destroy the middle class, kill SS, eliminate medicare. Medicare got him through lymphatic cancer five years ago.

    • Gerry Fisher

      I was 14 in 1975. I don’t recall any of my classmates dating 32 year olds. I don’t recall any of them dating high school kids.

      • JCF

        In ’76, and same. In my entire time in HS, I don’t remember anyone dating anyone older than a college student (18-22), and then, only they (the HS student) was a junior or senior.

      • Dating is too strong a word. Being offered as a bribe to the judge handling Mom’s case is a more accurate term. Being coerced is another.

  • These motherfuckers are monsters.

    • JCF

      “Kiddiefuckers”, Becca.

  • PhallicMetaphor

    Dear republicans thanks for the blank check you wrote us on morality for the next 5 years
    Your friends,
    The Democrats

    • Chucktech

      Yeah, like Democrats would ever need to cash such a check…

  • TheManicMechanic

    Not at all surprising. Their daughters have already been passed around by the family anyway.

  • bkmn

    To distract himself from Mueller’s pending indictments Jeffy Sessions is jacking off thinking about cracking down on pot again.

    https://www.axios.com/sessions-marijuana-crackdown-2513833744.html?utm_source=sidebar

  • JCF

    Breaking: CNN says Manafort has cut a deal!

    Lock Drumpf Up!!!!!!

    • Bail talks, that’s all it is.

      • JCF

        Yup. Sorry for the excitement; I jumped the gun.

    • Gustav2

      deleted, wrong place

    • james1200
    • Lazycrockett

      Surprised they let the ankle bracelet be removed.

      • They did.
        https://twitter.com/ZoeTillman/status/936298871315148800

        Folks are saying there was probably some kind of deal though, because Mueller doesn’t give stuff away for free.

        • The_Wretched

          Drop in the bucket. I’m sure dropping 15 mil will hurt but that leaves him with 5 mil? 10 mil? in other assets to enjoy the rest of his days in a different country.

          • Steve Teeter

            If the properties are in the US and he intends to flee the US forever, what the fuck does it matter to him that he would forfeit them? He wasn’t going to use them ever again anyway!

  • gaycuckhubby

    Unconscionable

  • Patrick

    lets face it you want – need – cant wait for your Hitler to rise up and start the human carnage you discuss me

  • It’s been nothing but unrelenting bad news for weeks now… Unless something good happens very soon, I think I need to step away for at least a few days. The sick feeling in my stomach and heart just won’t go away.

    • Ninja0980

      Going to do the same in a couple of weeks.
      Hubby and I are going to the Big Apple and some other places with no internet activity during that time.

      • Yeah… I already know the unrelenting rage is not good for me. I can’t not use the internet, but I can maybe avoid the news until I can regain my footing.

      • vorpal

        Good for the two of you! We all need to find what enjoyment we can in life and step back from the shitshow every now and then.

        I hope you two have a fantastic trip and I hope you’ll tell us about it when you get back!

        • Ninja0980

          I will.
          Will try to upload photos too.

    • Tread

      I can’t tell you how high my anxiety has been in the last year. The fact that evil people are winning while people who can do something about it let them. It also makes me truly hate other Americans who still support these assholes.

      • vorpal

        My Xanax consumption has almost doubled since October 2016.
        =sigh=

      • j.martindale

        Yes! The problem isn’t what the Democrats do or don’t do. It is the fact that half the voters in this country are asshole bigots, racist, anti-intellectual, gullible fools that are willing to vote against their own interests and for pussy grabbing scam artists, child molesters, and greedy billionaires.

    • MichaelJ

      In the last year I think a lot of us have needed to take a time out from time to time from trying to be informed. Keeping up with the news most days is not good for one’s blood pressure, general heath, and spirits.

    • Duh-David

      Happy Thoughts, Happy Thoughts…

      Mini Yuan Zi, the first panda ever born in France, attempts its first steps…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvLYLFiSD3E

    • JCF

      I hear ya. My choir practice this evening: a whole 2 hours free of this SHIT!

      The piece I’m trying to learn: French iz hard! ;-/

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zsf0uP3ysM

  • Benny S.

    Wow. If you go to the link and look at the post, it’s written by a guy named Tully Borland, who is (1.) an associate professor of philosophy at (2.) Ouachita Baptist University. Wow.

  • Ginger Snap

    This just about sums up the GOP and all religions.They are immoral and perverse.

    • coram nobis

      And hypocritical. I’m wondering if that’s a requirement.

      • Ginger Snap

        Oopsie, I forgot that and I’m sure there are many more we can add.

  • Hank

    RETHUGLICAN FAMILY VALUES!!!!

  • Michael R

    Ben Domenech (age 35) is the founder and the publisher of The Federalist ;
    In 2006, Domenech was hired as a blogger by The Washington Post, and resigned three days later after multiple instances of plagiarism came to light.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16825081139c5c0ce277a03eec65fb48088dfcf70e7af36aa156fff73534e20b.jpg

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Gustav2

      They purposely have not removed the stink of the Confederacy, so…

      • Treant

        This is a soupcon of adolescent tears and rotting morals. If you have a good nose, you can whiff it over the stench of the decaying Confederacy.

        • MT YVR

          (WH tour)Little kid: Why’s it smell like a urinal in here?

          • Treant

            “The Russians are coming.”

      • AlternativeQuacks

        They still have sodomy laws on the books, despite Lawrence v Texas.

  • another_steve
  • Harveyrabbit

    Now that’s just brazen, in your face, fuck everybody, right wing depravity. IOW business as usual.

  • Treant

    Enough. With that, I don’t have to pull punches any longer. The right wing likes child fuckers.

    And we’re about to add, “The majority of Alabama likes child fuckers.” Hey, you don’t vote, you don’t care, you approve of whatever the others choose for you.

    • JCF

      If anyone starts to say One Freaking Offensive Thing re LGBTs, interrupt, point at them, and scream “Kiddie Fucker! Kiddie Fucker! Kiddie Fucker!!!”

      • Treant

        I like it. Particularly when in public…

  • Ninja0980

    Will the media take time out from yelling at Pelosi for not ditching Conyers last week to notice this?

  • Mark McGovern

    Just beyond belief.

  • gaycuckhubby

    How influential is the Federalist?

    • Leo

      VERY. It is the social conservative publication standard now with heavy ties to the Heritage Foundation. They’ve escaped a lot of the wrath of the Breitbart crowd aimed at center-right publications. How is a bit complicated.

      • jerry

        Yeah, and Heritage made the lists of judges, with the help of Federalist, that Drumpf is choosing from. It was their list of proposed Supreme Court judges that Drumpf read from before he was even elected.

    • Treant

      Very to extremely, in the sense that the right wing is a fractured entity to begin with. If it helps, I’m surprised they’d run an article that even implied this, they’re usually not quite this far crazy-right.

      I expect an apology for this, actually. Quiet and not very widely released, but an apology.

      • Taylor Bixler

        In recent years, they have sort of transformed into a slightly upmarket Breitbart, so i would not expect them to apologize.

        • Treant

          Oh, I hadn’t realized. Thanks!

    • Taylor Bixler
    • The_Wretched

      Very and they more or less lead the right wing of the judiciary. That’s an ever growing share of the judges.

    • CJAS

      Most right-leaning judges and historians …

  • Leo

    All this shock. Guys, really. The Federalist is religious absolutism no matter the casualty. Hundreds of children molested would be worth it to them to overturn Roe v. Wade. We know this.

    Moore wins and I get to have the last word with any acquaintance that makes a Bill argument from now on. I’m not satisfied in having that advantage.

  • Cuberly Deux

    The anti-abortion compulsion these freaks seem to adhere to is just plain insanity. Even in the “tax bill” they’re attempting to codify zygotes as citizens.

    “The language is contained in an innocuous provision related to education savings vehicles — so-called 529 plans, which are state-sponsored, tax-free investment funds that allow families to put aside money for a child’s college education. The provision explicitly allows expectant parents to designate a “child in utero” as a beneficiary of a 529 plan.

    Parents have long been able to set up 529 accounts for an unborn child, but the provision accomplishes what anti-abortion activists have long sought: It enshrines into federal law the recognition of the unborn.

    “An unborn child means a child in utero,” the provision states. “A child in utero means a member of the species Homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb.”

    Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, which opposes abortion rights, said the addition of the words “unborn child” was a major victory for their movement.

    “It is fantastic because the unborn child is appropriately represented in the tax code,” she said. “All of these things represent a serious commitment to treating the unborn child, as she or he should be, equal and protected in the eyes of the law.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/04/us/politics/tax-bill-unborn-children.html

    Women relegated to incubator appliance status, and if they’re sexually assaulted as children, meh, it’s a necessary evil.

    (Beam me up Scotty. There’s no intelligent life on this planet.)

  • Taylor Bixler
    • Treant

      +10,000!

  • FelineMama

    I believe he will get elected. I also believe he will tote the line, keep his hands to himself & his pecker in his pants.

  • SoCalGal20

    So is Rexxon getting the boot from State because he’s not dismantling it fast enough?

    • Treant

      He’s disagreed with Trump too many times.

      ETA: Possible, but I can’t see how State could be dismantled any faster than it already is.

    • Leo

      Ouu interesting theory. Actually more plausible than any other I’ve heard, including Trump’s ego.

    • coram nobis

      Well, if you work for someone you know to be a “f*cking moron” …

      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/30/rex-tillerson-white-house-cia-chief-mike-pompeo

    • The_Wretched

      State dept is all but gutted and is largely non-functional currently due to pile up and backlogs. Donny is ultra-thin skinned so I’m going with him being called a ‘fvcking moron’ by Tillerson.

  • Publius

    Such a shame. To me, The Federalist’s namesake suggests the site would contain serious, deeply philosophical content, such as essays, research, etc. Instead the site has totally wasted the term to peddle far-right propaganda.

  • Uncle Mark

    But if Roy Moore got their 14 year old pregnant, they would quickly look for a “liberal” to do the abortion

  • Stubenville
  • Friday

    One thing I’ve learned from my time in the South, they may think horrible things about Northerners, but I don’t seem to encounter any of these vaunted straight Christian marriages without at least a number of divorces if not messed-up situations. Especially considering these same Fundies preach this whole idea men should catch girls young before they know what they’re doing, it’s just more cases of serious projection when they scapegoat LGBT people and ‘liberals’ in general for ‘not valuing ‘the family.’

  • ETownCanuck

    The GOP is no longer a political party, it’s a cult…

  • Hank

    OT: John McCain just said he would vote for the Tax Bill. So much for his belief in “Regular Order”!!!

    • Tread

      Fucking asshole. When the cards are down, and he can’t be a “hero,” he’ll always vote to fuck Americans over.

    • Cuberly Deux

      How mavericky! /s

  • Lazycrockett
    • Hank

      They will most likely join McCain and vote for the Tax Bill. So much for their belief in the Debt Ceiling!!!

      • Cuberly Deux

        Yep.

      • Treant

        Prolly.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    OT – Just now. This is from the closed door meeting today.

    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/936311452960423936

    • Gustav2

      Probably with a fake executive privilege nonsense.

      • The_Wretched

        It’s even weirder than usual.

        1. the exec might claim a privilege
        2. in a non-privileged communication with the DOJ
        3. where there’s no attorney client or other special relationship
        4. counter to Statute where the DOJ is under Congressional oversight
        5. where non-answering is part and parcel of an on-going obstruction of justice investigation.

        I’m still trying to figure out why this is even remotely ok and everyone not named Session or from Trump’s orbit has a vested interest in not allowing this fundamentally lawless behaviour from the top Law Enforcement person in the US.

        • Gustav2

          ^^THIS^^

    • Treant

      Well, yeah, but he probably should do that if there’s an investigation ongoing. Really, you’re not supposed to answer questions even if a truthful answer (which I doubt he’d give, but you never know) would be handy to you at that moment.

    • Halou

      Is there any legitimate way to compel that guy to answer?
      Perhaps a few weeks worth of non-stop watersporting should do it, after all, Trump himself says it is not a form of torture.

  • Halou

    “….from a conservative moral perspective, Moore is guilty of lying, trying to have pre-marital sexual relations with girls half his age, and pressuring them to do so without first determining that they reciprocate.”

    But not, strictly speaking, having sex with a child? A 30 year old is half the age of a 60 year old but both are adults so as taboo as it would be it would not be illegal. Apparently having sex with a child is not wrong “from a conservative moral perspective”.
    What are the odds they would be calling for Roy Moore’s neck in a noose if he were caught having gone to bed with a 20-something male prostitute? For moral reasons, of course.

    • Treant

      Actually, not even that taboo. There’s a seventy year old fellow married to his around-40-I-guess wife here.

      They’ve been married 15 years, are radiantly in love, and their meet-cute involved a library in which he was the librarian. So she’s not after his money, she does better than he did ever.

      Roy Moore fucks children. Big difference.

      • Reality.Bites

        My boyfriend met me on grindr. which we both had profiles on.

        That will someday be seen as cute, retro and romantic.

        • Treant

          Did you sleep together before you dated? Because I did that with my ex-boyfriend (it wasn’t the reason it didn’t work out, either).

    • Mike

      Fun with words. The lying churchies changed Moore’s offense from having sex with minors to having sex with “girls half his age.” The age discrepancy is immaterial, or it would be if the girls in question half his age were adults.

      While there’s no commandment forbidding child rape, I believe there is one against lying. They should all say ten hail marys then jump off a cliff.

  • JWC

    Of course you would you are idiots

  • SLK in SF

    The Pederalist

  • Mike

    Four decades ago was the 1970s, not pioneer times. It was as weird and immoral and illegal for a man in his thirties to troll for sex with underage girls at the mall in 1977 as it would be in 2017—even if morally and intellectually it is still a lot like pioneer times in Alabama.

    The hell of it is, having sex with a minor isn’t even a violation of any of their precious ten commandments. Christians are the last people to turn to for opinions on morals, ethics, or decency. Their “greater good” (almost never any good at all by rational standards) trumps decency every time.

  • Turtle73

    If this is what you would be willing to tolerate to put a Republican in office, then I for one would be overjoyed to see the power of the state used to forcibly keep you from casting your vote.

    Voting is for Americans. Not for Republican sickos.

  • DesertSun59

    Dominionism is just around the corner, too. Once a Dominionist is able to pull the stings of our gov’t we will be even more tribal than we are today. After all, Dominionists have created an enforced tribalism due to their addiction to Bronze Age TRIBAL ‘values’. In no way do Dominionists represent our secular society.

    We’re near a tipping point not just on climate change. We’re near a tipping point where the US no longer resembles what you and I grew up in.

  • GanymedeRenard

    drops mic

  • The_Wretched

    “If I caught him doing what was alleged, for starters I would kick him where it counts. Hard.”

    Assault is not the rule of law.

  • RoverSerton

    Well, it is a least biblical. Lot, “rape my daughters instead of bothering those visitors”.

    • Friday

      Frankly, they keep insisting that somehow a mob wanting to interrogate strangers somehow meant they wanted to gay-rape angels, in that story. A sensible reading of that from the cultures of the time would be that this Lot character’s house would be dishonored if he turned out guests from the hospitality of his roof-tree, which would mean his daughters lost all status so may as well be…. whatnot. It seems clear to this Pagan he was trying to *shame* that mob, not offer ‘alternate rape victims.’

      The Abrahamic religions nonetheless have somehow used this as an excuse for homophobia and the very xenophobia and inhospitality even their own prophets/demigods *said* it was about in other books.

      • RoverSerton

        “Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof,”

        Say what you will. A simple reading says, leave them alone and rape my daughters. Now, if you want to read more into it, go for it, but the bible is at fault if the message isn’t clear. A real god would make the meaning unambiguous and eternally clear.

  • Halou

    Marry them early to have a big family…
    So if you start at the “innocent” age of 14 and impregnate her every 9 months without fail… by the time the woman is hit by menopause at the age of, let’s say, 50 you could have had forty-eight children with her.
    Under what circumstance is such aggressive sexual behaviour warranted?

    • The_Wretched

      Somewhere around 12 the health of the mother goes into serious decline. Somewhere around 16 the mother dies from something else. Humans aren’t mice or rabbits and don’t have the biology to support all that.

  • AJD
  • Bambino

    Slavery existed since the birth of the nation not only on the Blacks but the women and the children as well. Slavery of labor and slavery of sex. Only now it’s been exposed. We often joke about Britain sent their convicts and criminals to the island of Australia back in the days. We have just begin to realize the deplorables they sent to America.

  • anne marie in philly

    OH NO THEY DIN’T! FUCK THEM!

  • Ian

    You say “penchant”, I say sick fuck!

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    …And Libtard council members in Elite Coastal cities need to die.

    • KarenAtFOH

      Brietbart ——>

  • Kevin Andrews

    These creatures attempt to masquerade behind their Cannibal Cults of Jeebus Inc and their Conservative Missionary of Hate while displaying their hypocrisy to everyone and anyone with a brain. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be3f7dce7da7066b580370de72187248b4d349d6a19718b73fedf79ec8d34aff.png

    • andrew

      Actually much of what the extreme right fundamentalist Christians preach and advocate comes right out of that primitive tome we call the bible.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    This needs to go viral and I wish there was a way to get GOP pols on record about whether or not they agree with the article.

  • Daveed_WOW

    I don’t think it has anything to do with religion. Religion is a cover for the plutocracy’s goals of privileging wealthy white men over everyone else. The result of the Tax Bill will be an increase for nearly everyone except that elite. This pushes us all deeply and profoundly out of reach of the most basic resources needed for a successful happy life. That’s the goal. It’s not for Jesus or any other nonsense (religion is a lie invented by the plutocracy to control the great masses). It’s for power. They will do whatever they can get away with. They are getting away with this and apparently we’re getting what’s coming to us. We seem to deserve it.

    • Bj Lincoln

      You make a good point.

    • Friday

      That particular religion and a sense of entitlement to dominance over others, particularly women and children and ‘outsiders’ go hand in hand, actually, it’s very much in that book they take so literally, at least when it suits them, and obviously by their policies, things like this *and* the greed and impoverishment and suffering and moral panic are very much part of the *content* of those Abrahamic religions.

      The more suffering, the more power and dominance those with Dominionists motives feel they will get. They are willing to destroy civilization in hopes of ruling over the remains, as history demonstrates time and time again.

      And they are quite overtly *advertising* these unholy alliances *as* the righteous course, right there in black and white.

      When these Fundies show who they really are, believe them.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I never imagined I’d see so much evil parading around in broad daylight, insisting it be called virtue. It’s nauseating. (Unfortunately, I now know how Nazi Germany came about. Inch by excruciating inch, so as the downward slide was barely noticeable on any given day.)

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    This is all I could type before feeling ill….

    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/936332887917518848

  • Professor Barnhardt

    The author is an associate professor of philosophy at Ouachita Baptist University.

    https://www.obu.edu/christianstudies/tully-borland/

    https://twitter.com/BorlandTully/status/936243066154962944

  • Clive Johnson

    “Apparently, this was not an uncommon occurrence during this time.”

    They still can’t tell the truth. Moore was exceptional in that he was stalking these girls, apparently for a considerable length of time. And…according to testimony of one of his victims, Moore used a threat to intimidate one of the girls. This is unthinkable unless you’re some kind of sociopath.

    “We’re fine perpetuating rape culture as long as a Bible-banging conservative is doing it and and insofar as it might help us institutionalize religious discrimination and authoritarianism in the US. Our conservative principles therefore necessarily include the diminishment and normalization of child molestation as long as other conservative values are promoted.”

  • kaydenpat

    Sick folk. They better shut up when it comes to discussing morals.

  • northern_neighbour

    Maybe some are N.A.L.T., but as for your really mouthy pushy bitchy standard evangel inspired word of Gawd Southern Baptist or other splinter racist, misogynist homophobic run of the mill Christians … They ain’t Christian honey child, they are just PURE EVIL.

    So Fuck em, because no good person wants to join with them or emulate their horrid evil ways. Horrible BROKEN chaotic fucked up human beings.

  • KnownDonorDad

    At least they’re honest in their evil opinion.

  • boobert

    religion is the poison of the world !

  • Gianni

    The sickness is spread far and wide. I’ve always said that the biblical quotations and interpretations could be used to justify anything, but, sincerely, I never in my life thought it could be used like this. Christians all over the country should be screaming wildly over the degradation of their Holy Book and it’s words being used to support this monstrosity. “….If I caught him doing what was alleged, for starters I would kick him where it counts. Hard. That being said, I don’t think it’s wrong to vote for Moore….” Yeah, what’s the big deal if we elect one more pervy bastard to help govern the USA? Besides, the Bible, if I twist the quotes a bit, approves.

  • Robin Bailey

    Now, at least, we understand why Roy Moore and his ilk are so against abortion, and it has nothing to do with God. They just want an endless supply of children to fuck.

  • Dubito et cogitare

    Most born-agains have birth defects.

  • Mike Knife

    Proof that Christians are sick and twisted sexual perverts who really have a pedophile cult they call the Christian religion just like the Catholic child molesters and rapist.

    • JCF

      -ists, please.

  • chrisinphx

    I feel like I need to go shower with lye and a bleach rinse after just reading that.