Conservatives Come Out To Support Roy Moore Because ‘Abortion Is Worse Than Pedophilia’

The Alabama Senate race is just around the corner, and Donald Trump and the RNC have thrown their full support behind alleged child molester Roy Moore.

But for many Alabamans, even if Moore is guilty, they would still vote for him.

And Conservative writer Tully Borland argues they should—because ‘Abortion is worse than Pedophilia’.

After claiming that as the father of a 14-year-old girl, he is appalled by the allegations against Moore, which he doesn’t believe, Borland, starts with some Biblical defense.

The father of a 14-year-old girl (that bears repeating) says that it was once “normal” for a man to marry a teenager.

That’s how he starts his defense of Moore, by trying to normalize pedophilia because in ancient times, when people had a life expectancy half of what we have today, people married at earlier ages.

So, who cares if this happened in the 70’s, because it happened in Biblical times, right? And even if someone does think Moore is a gross pedophile, they should still vote for him because, as Borland states:

Jones has gone on record that not only does he support abortion, but he supports unrestricted abortion, even opposing a ban on abortion after 20 weeks. This is morally equivalent to supporting infanticide.

20-week abortions only happen for one reason—if the mother’s life is at risk, and even then, it’s hard to obtain.

While Borland and Moore seem to believe that a pro-choice candidate means abortion clinics opening up like Starbucks, electing Jones could actually lower the abortion rate as pro-choice candidates also focus more on policies that prevent unwanted pregnancies in the first place, like sex ed and affordable contraceptives.

Borland continues:

In my mind, Jones’ position is so extreme that a vote for him is a vote for the greater of two evils by a wide margin. It’s hard to imagine much worse than the mass murder of innocents. That’s also not taking into consideration his many other views with which conservatives disagree.

In this statement, Borland is going against his very religious. Borland is a professor at a Baptist university, a religion that doesn’t practice the categorizing of sin, as the Catholics do. For Baptists, all sins are equal.

Yet it’s Borland’s last defense that is really baffling:

Furthermore, there is no reason to think that Moore, as an old, married man, is still trying to have sex with teens. All the accusations target his early thirties before he was married.

If this defense worked, then nobody could be held accountable for their actions.

But that’s how white male conservatives think. They are so used to privilege, that they believe their crimes have some kind of expiration date on them.

If you can stomach it, read Borland’s entire “think” piece here.