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.”