Alabama state official defends GOP senate candidate Roy Moore’s sexual abuse of teen girls by citing the Bible.
After dramatic revelations concerning Roy Moore sexually abusing a 14-year-old-girl, and sexually pursuing other teenage girls, Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler claimed the Bible justified the GOP senate candidate’s deplorable behavior.
Commenting on the explosive scandal, Ziegler told the Washington Examiner:
There is nothing to see here. The allegations are that a man in his early 30s dated teenage girls. Even the Washington Post report says that he never had sexual intercourse with any of the girls and never attempted sexual intercourse.
After asserting that “there is nothing to see here,” Ziegler went on to use scripture from the Bible to defend Moore’s criminal behavior. Ziegler said:
He’s clean as a hound’s tooth. Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist.
Ziegler then went on to invoke Christ to defend Moore:
Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.
There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here. Maybe just a little bit unusual.
That’s right. Let that sink in for a minute. According to Ziegler, in Alabama, sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl is “nothing immoral or illegal,” but “maybe just a little bit unusual.”
Note: Ziegler in not denying the charges against Moore. Instead, Ziegler is assuming the charges against Moore are true, and arguing that even though the charges are true, “there is nothing to see here,” because Jesus.
The good news is that Ziegler seems to be in the minority when it comes to the bombshell revelation, with many politicians, both Democrat and Republican, denouncing Moore and asking the candidate to step down from the senate campaign.
Those Republicans calling for Moore to step down include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Majority Whip John Cornyn, Sen. John McCain, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Jeff Flake, and many others.
Bottom line: Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler does not deny Moore was sexually abusing teen girls, but claims that the Bible justifies Moore’s deplorable behavior.