Pastor Claims Roy Moore Pursued Teenagers Because They Were Pure

I don’t know what circle of hell we’re in at the moment but now pedophilia is perfectly fine if the perp is a Republican:

Extremist anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ activist Flip Benham was among the Religious Right activists who gathered in Alabama last week to defend Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore amid multiple reports that Moore had pursued sexual relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Yesterday, Benham was interviewed by Alabama radio hosts Matt Murphy and Andrea Lindenberg on their “Matt & Aunie” show about the press conference and the allegations against Moore, and to say that the interview was a debacle would be an understatement.

The interview became rather hostile very quickly, as Murphy and Lindenberg took exception to Benham’s repeated attacks on the press, as well as his constant interruptions and attempts to speak over them. When Murphy eventually asked Benham what message it was he and his fellow activists had hoped to impart to the voters of Alabama with their press conference, Benham uncorked a truly bizarre defense of Moore’s reported penchant for pursuing teenage girls.

“I think that, number one, you need to understand, 40 years ago, what the Sitz im Leben was like in Alabama,” Benham said. “Judge Roy Moore graduated from West Point and then went on into the service, served in Vietnam and then came back and was in law school. All of the ladies, or many of the ladies that he possibly could have married were not available then, they were already married, maybe, somewhere. So he looked in a different direction and always with the [permission of the] parents of younger ladies … He did that because there is something about a purity of a young woman, there is something that is good, that’s true, that’s straight and he looked for that.”

Update:
Retired Alabama Police Officer: We Were Instructed To Keep Roy Moore Away From The Cheerleaders

This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat

What could go wrong?

Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal.

Assuming the 500-mph, mile-long flight through the Mojave Desert does not kill him, Mike Hughes told the Associated Press, his journey into the atmosflat will mark the first phase of his ambitious flat-Earth space program.

Hughes’s ultimate goal is a subsequent launch that puts him miles above the Earth, where the 61-year-old limousine driver hopes to photograph proof of the disc we all live on.

“It’ll shut the door on this ball earth,” Hughes said in a fundraising interview with a flat-Earth group for Saturday’s flight. Theories discussed during the interview included NASA being controlled by round-Earth Freemasons and Elon Musk making fake rockets from blimps.

Hughes promised the flat-Earth community that he would expose the conspiracy with his steam-powered rocket, which will launch from a heavily modified mobile home — though he acknowledged that he still had much to learn about rocket science.

Women staff of “Saturday Night Live” sign letter in support of Sen. Al Franken

I guess it’s a nice gesture but it has no real bearing on the two (as of this writing) allegations of his misconduct. Just because he didn’t assault his colleagues doesn’t mean it’s impossible for him not to have assaulted any other women.

Catholic School Covers Up ‘Potentially Suggestive’ Statue of Saint and Child

Well, since it’s a Catholic school I’m sure they’ll just quietly remove the statue and ship it off to be displayed at another school in a different district.

A new statue at a Catholic school in Adelaide has been covered up and will be remodelled over issues with it being “potentially suggestive”.

The statue of St Martin de Porres at Blackfriars Priory was unveiled recently and depicts the saint handing a loaf of bread to a young boy.

However, the unfortunate placement of the bread raised other connotations and the school apologised for any concerns the design may have caused.