Christian Activist: Roy Moore Dated Young Girls Because Of Their ‘Purity,’ Older Ones Were Married
Christian activist Flip Benham claimed on Nov. 20 that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore dated young girls because the older ones were married, and Moore was attracted to the sexual “purity” of young females.
Benham was part of an angry press conference by Christian supporters of Moore who screamed at the media on Nov. 17.
Benham made his newest defense of Moore during an interview with Alabama radio hosts Matt Murphy and Andrea Lindenberg on their “Matt & Aunie” show, reports Right Wing Watch:
I think that, number one, you need to understand, 40 years ago, what the Sitz im Leben was like in Alabama. 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.
The radio hosts noted that Moore’s wife, Kayla, was divorced when she married Moore, which debunked his sexual “purity” defense.
Benham asked 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,” and the hosts asked Benham if he thought it is acceptable for a man to date a 10-year-old girl if he receives the parents’ consent, which enraged Benham.
(Source: Right Wing Watch)