Roy Moore, the former Alabama Supreme Court Justice currently running for U.S. Senate under a cloud of pedophilia allegations, has had a bunch of questionable defenders. While Moore himself has blamed the allegations on a vast LGBTQ conspiracy, one of his supporters defended against the Roy Moore molestation claims by equating the sexual assault of 14-year-old girls to same-sex relationships. And now another defender named Tully Borland has written that he would vote for Moore even if Moore molested his 14-year-old daughter.
Borland has issues with the Roy Moore molestation claims “if true”
After casting doubt on the five women’s allegations against Moore, Borland wrote:
But let’s suppose the accusations are mostly true. Then from a conservative moral perspective, Moore is guilty of lying, trying to have pre-marital sexual relations with girls half his age, and pressuring them to do so without first determining that they reciprocate. There is no sugar-coating what he did. Moore was a dirt bag and is currently lying about his actions rather than confessing the truth and asking for forgiveness.
If elected, Moore would join the ranks of other undignified politicians who have been liars and fornicators. I have a 14-year-old daughter. If I caught him doing what was alleged, for starters I would kick him where it counts. Hard. That being said, I don’t think it’s wrong to vote for Moore.
Why Borland is okay with the Roy Moore molestation claims
But here’s the kicker: The entire reason that Borland supports voting for Moore as the “lesser of two evils”, even if Moore molested his 14-year-old daughter, is because Moore’s Democratic opponent Dough Jones supports access to abortion.
“There is no reason to think that Moore, as an old, married man, is still trying to have sex with teens,” Borland wrote. “But Jones supports infanticide in utero today.”
Christian conservatives have made all sorts of justifications about voting for Moore, mostly because “God can use flawed men for godly ends,” but Borland’s justification is pretty gross.