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Roy Moore Dated ‘Younger Ladies’ For Their ‘Purity,’ His Pastor Friend Says

Posted by on Nov. 22, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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Roy Moore Dated ‘Younger Ladies’ For Their ‘Purity,’ His Pastor Friend Says


Flip Benham talks to the media about his opposition to the city's anti-discrimination ordinance outside the Meeting Chamber during a break at the Charlotte City Council meeting on Monday, May 23, 2016. The City Council decided to take the discussion of the repeal of the city's anti-discrimination ordinance off the agenda for the meeting.
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A prominent right-wing preacher who appeared alongside Senate candidate Roy Moore at a campaign rally just days ago said that Moore dated teen girls because of their “purity” and because when he got back from Vietnam there weren’t any women his age left to date.

Pastor Flip Benham told a local Alabama radio show on Monday that there was nothing wrong with Moore dating teenage girls.

“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. By the way, the lady he’s married to now, Ms. Kayla, was a younger woman,” Benham said on WAPI 99.5 FM Monday evening. “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.”

Moore himself has strenuously denied accusations from multiple women that he made inappropriate sexual advances on them when they were teens — including one who says he sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old and another who says he initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was just 14.

But while Moore said he didn’t “generally” date teen girls when he was in his early 30s during an interview with right-wing host Sean Hannity shortly after the first accuser came forward, he suggested he may have done so after asking their parents’ permission.

And while he didn’t start dating his wife Kayla until she was in her early 20s, he’s said that he first spotted her at a dance recital when she was a teen.

Benham, a controversial anti-gay pastor who Moore had onstage to defend him at a campaign rally less than a week ago, seemed to suggest there was nothing wrong with Moore dating teen girls.

And he went on to argue there was nothing wrong with Moore dating a girl as young as 14 with her parents’ permission — though he balked when the radio hosts asked him if he felt the same way about a 10-year-old.

Benham’s interview was first noticed nationally by the liberal media watchdog group Right Wing Watch.

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NWP
by guerrilla girl on Nov. 22, 2017 at 8:43 AM
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The purity culture is downright evil and seems to be driven by ephebophiles who focus overly sexualize post pubescent teens with this extreme approach to abstinence.

It should be outlawed in the same way gay conversion therapies are.

It seriously harms kids, both boys and girls, in ways that affect them the rest of their lives. There is a lot of information on this from people who have experienced it themselves.

Everyone should really listen to Elizabeth Smart talk about how it affected her. 

http://davidmschell.com/how-purity-culture-hurts-guys/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/may/09/elizabeth-smart-purity-culture-shames-survivors-sexual-assault

PamR
by Ruby Member on Nov. 22, 2017 at 9:44 AM
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Quoting NWP:

The purity culture is downright evil and seems to be driven by ephebophiles who focus overly sexualize post pubescent teens with this extreme approach to abstinence.

It should be outlawed in the same way gay conversion therapies are.

It seriously harms kids, both boys and girls, in ways that affect them the rest of their lives. There is a lot of information on this from people who have experienced it themselves.

Everyone should really listen to Elizabeth Smart talk about how it affected her. 

http://davidmschell.com/how-purity-culture-hurts-guys/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/may/09/elizabeth-smart-purity-culture-shames-survivors-sexual-assault

There is so much wrong with what he says. 

I'm not sure I'll ever set foot in a church again.

romalove
by Roma on Nov. 22, 2017 at 9:47 AM
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In the other thread about Nick Carter raping a woman, she says she told him that she was saving herself for marriage and that Purity was important to her. She also talks about how bad it made her feel because it violated her purity.

As long as we wrap up a woman's worth in whether or not she has had sex without marriage, instead of what is intrinsic Lee inside her, we will have girls who feel worthless because they are victims.


Quoting NWP:

The purity culture is downright evil and seems to be driven by ephebophiles who focus overly sexualize post pubescent teens with this extreme approach to abstinence.

It should be outlawed in the same way gay conversion therapies are.

It seriously harms kids, both boys and girls, in ways that affect them the rest of their lives. There is a lot of information on this from people who have experienced it themselves.

Everyone should really listen to Elizabeth Smart talk about how it affected her. 

http://davidmschell.com/how-purity-culture-hurts-guys/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/may/09/elizabeth-smart-purity-culture-shames-survivors-sexual-assault

PinkButterfly66
by Platinum Member on Nov. 22, 2017 at 9:55 AM
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If there isn't anyone your age to date, YOU DON'T DATE. And you certainly don't pursue children.

NWP
by guerrilla girl on Nov. 22, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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Yes. And it is harmful to the men that grow up with these programs too. The link below sheds some stunning light on how it affects that group.

Quoting romalove: In the other thread about Nick Carter raping a woman, she says she told him that she was saving herself for marriage and that Purity was important to her. She also talks about how bad it made her feel because it violated her purity. As long as we wrap up a woman's worth in whether or not she has had sex without marriage, instead of what is intrinsic Lee inside her, we will have girls who feel worthless because they are victims.
Quoting NWP:

The purity culture is downright evil and seems to be driven by ephebophiles who focus overly sexualize post pubescent teens with this extreme approach to abstinence.

It should be outlawed in the same way gay conversion therapies are.

It seriously harms kids, both boys and girls, in ways that affect them the rest of their lives. There is a lot of information on this from people who have experienced it themselves.

Everyone should really listen to Elizabeth Smart talk about how it affected her. 

http://davidmschell.com/how-purity-culture-hurts-guys/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/may/09/elizabeth-smart-purity-culture-shames-survivors-sexual-assault


Nasty Woman Power


NWP
by guerrilla girl on Nov. 22, 2017 at 10:22 AM
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There are of course older women to date. That isn't what it is about at all...but I have a suspicion that leads into why women like some on this board who blame/disbelieve teens react the way they do, because those gross men pay more attention to the underage girls than them...so they blame the girls. It's gross. 

Quoting PinkButterfly66:

If there isn't anyone your age to date, YOU DON'T DATE. And you certainly don't pursue children.


Nasty Woman Power


francee89
by Gold Member on Nov. 22, 2017 at 10:28 AM
Which is it? He totally denies it and didn’t do it, or he did it but it’s okay because their mommies said yes and it’s because they were so pure?
Sisteract
by Whoopie on Nov. 22, 2017 at 10:29 AM
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Look no further than his marriage to one-

HoneyedMacabre
by Member on Nov. 22, 2017 at 10:31 AM
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There were no women left for him to date?   I don't recall a mass surplus of men in the 70s that caused a massive female dating pool shortage.

SommelierMom
by Bronze Member on Nov. 22, 2017 at 10:33 AM
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You do when you're a powerful shitkicker. And the president defends you for it.

Quoting PinkButterfly66:

If there isn't anyone your age to date, YOU DON'T DATE. And you certainly don't pursue children.

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