An Alabama Republican just defended accused child molester Roy Moore by invoking scripture


Roy Moore, the Alabama “family values” candidate for Senate, has been accused of sexually molesting underage girls, but his pal, state auditor Jim Ziegler, says “there’s nothing to see here.”

The fellow Republican gave a stunning defense of Moore in an interview with the Washington Examiner that will blow you away. Ziegler doesn’t try to say Moore didn’t do it; instead he says there’s nothing wrong with it.

“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.”

“Roy Moore fell in love with one of the younger women,” Ziegler continued, referring to Moore’s wife. “He dated her. He married her, and they’ve been married about 35 years. They’re blessed with a wonderful marriage and his wife Kayla is 14 years younger than Moore.”

“He’s clean as a hound’s tooth,” Ziegler told the newspaper before invoking scripture in Moore’s defense.

“Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist. 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,” Ziegler said. “Maybe just a little bit unusual.”

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