It’s fine to seduce 14 years olds because they are so pure

It's fine to seduce 14 years olds because they are so pure

by digby

Right Wing Watch caught a pastor who supports Moore in a radio show this week. It's hard to believe he actually said this, but he did:

“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.”

When the hosts pointed out that Moore’s wife, Kayla, was divorced when she married Moore, which rather undermined Benham’s contention that he was looking for “purity” in a potential mate, Benham tried to change the subject by asking the hosts if it is acceptable for an adult man “to date and court a young lady who is 14 year old with their parents’ consent.” Benham clearly thinks that it is, but that line of questioning did not work out particularly well, since it prompted Murphy to ask Benham if he thinks it is acceptable for a man to date a 10-year-old girl if he receives permission from her parents, which caused Benham to angrily stumble around for a reasonable response.

“I don’t think that that would happen,” was all Benham could come up with while meekly insisting that the question was just “another logical fallacy.”

When Murphy explained he was asking the exact same question that Benham had posed but had simply changed the age of the girl in question, Benham endlessly protested and tried to dodge the question before eventually agreeing that a grown man dating a 10-year-old girl would be inappropriate.

“Congratulations, Flip,” said Murphy. “Now you are in the modern world.”

It's nice that he doesn't think it would be ok or a grown man to date a 10 year old girl. That's very reassuring.

People really need to keep their young girls away from conservative Christians.