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Roy Moore and half-your-age-plus-seven

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Roy Moore and half-your-age-plus-seven

Right on time, The Washington Post published its hit piece on Judge Roy Moore. A hit piece is what it was, but that doesn’t discredit the content inside. Roy Moore did an interview with Sean Hannity giving a bizarre and uninspiring defense against his sex abuse allegations. In this interview, he claims he dated a lot of young ladies once he returned from the military. He also doesn’t firmly deny dating teenagers and gives a conflicting account of whether they were adults. This especially shows when he claims to always have their mother’s permission. Perhaps Roy Moore is a true gentleman in that regard, but chivalry goes out the window if these allegations are true.

Half Your Age Plus Seven

Society has a lot of ambiguities with the rules of dating, these days. Many we as Christians do not agree with. Whether Roy Moore molested Leigh Corfman or not, his life shows a pattern of being in violation of a widely known dating rule designed to establish appropriate boundaries between two adults. A man or woman should not be in a romantic relationship with someone who is younger than half their age plus seven. I started dating my wife when I was 19 and she was 18. Half my age(always rounding down), 9+7=16. See it gets a little tricky below the age of majority, but let’s keep this discussion in the context of adult dating.

In many ways this rule works to keep people who are in similar stages of life. For instance, a 30 year old and a 20 year old, while both adults are in completely different stages of life. However the differences become far less pronounce for a 90 year old to date a 52 year old. Still a little odd, but not all that inappropriate like a 25 year old dating an 18 year old.

Roy Moore and dating

The biggest supporting evidence for Roy Moore sex allegations, outside of what The Washington Post wrote, is the pattern in his life of disregarding the Half Your Age Plus Seven rule. Roy Moore was 32 when accused of abusing Corfman. Clear violation. The accusations made by Gloria Thacker Deason weren’t abusive in any way. Roy Moore recalls her as 19 or older  and let’s for the sake of the argument, assume it’s true. While this in no way is sexual misconduct, Roy Moore is admitting to a violation of the rule.

If Roy Moore did not have the normal boundaries for dating that would deem the relationship with Deason unappealing, then what is to make the accusations made by Miller and Gibson less believable. While Corfman’s accusation is outside the behavior of what we can observe about Roy Moore, the other three(really two) accusers aren’t.

Roy Moore does go on to have a successful marriage even without the rules. In 1985, at age 38, he married Kayla Kisor, who was 24. The two are still married. Now this was a violation of the Half Your Age Plus Seven rule. But if 14 years wasn’t too much of an age difference for Roy Moore, then was 11 years (Deason), 16 (Miller), 17 (Gibson) to much of a difference? Most of us could easily show that we don’t romance people with profound age differences from ourselves. Roy Moore cannot and his marriage is evidence for this.

The consistency of Roy Moore’s actions

Moore’s dating track record is the biggest piece of evidence that shows that two of the misconduct allegations are believable. However this track record does not suggest what Leigh Corman accuses him of doing is more believable than what The Washington Post presents. That is a much more severe case with actions out of the ordinary from the other two allegations. In fact, the other three women say that the physicality of their relationship never went beyond kissing and hugging. The more physical people are when dating, the harder it is to simply stay at kissing and hugging which is what Gibson says was all that happened. Her affiliation happened after Corfman’s alleged incident. So while, Moore’s track record serves to condemn him with romancing late teenagers, it can also provide context that suggests anything beyond first base was outside of his playbook in dating. However, I’ll end this thought by saying it’s hard to imagine a 38 year old man staying pure until his wedding day.

Nature of sin

No one randomly wakes up and says they want to grope a 14 year old. This isn’t “one mistake” but a process, a series of “one mistakes” that cumulated into pedophilia. People aren’t born pedophiles, they become them. Often times that first step is pornography. They choose teen porn, then child porn, and then graduate to pursuing prepubecent minors. If Roy Moore was a pedophile, then I’d wager there are other victims, especially since he seems to have dated quite a bit before marriage. Hopefully if there are other victims, they come forward.

Takeaway

Roy Moore confirms that he has an interest in younger women, even, or especially, those outside of the normal confines of adult dating. The question we are asking is whether Roy Moore was a man looking for love with no regards to the Half Your Age Plus Seven rule or was he a predator dating children. Until we know for sure, we eagerly await.

Bio: Christian. Married. Aspiring entrepreneur. Operator of Startup Christ, a website intending to promote Christian businesses.

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Bill de Blasio and CAIR: A tour de force against Christianity

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Bill de Blasio and CAIR A tour de force against Christianity

For all the talk the progressives say about the evils of religion, they will not just speak out against Islam.  As NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio shows us, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.  So the friendly rivalry between American Progressives and CAIR shall continue in the foreseeable future.

Face it, the real war is against Jesus Christ, and his father the True God.  The God of Abraham.

Terror-linked CAIR & NYC’s Bill de Blasio team up for ‘social justice’

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/terror-linked-cair-and-nyc-team-up-for-social-justice?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=111617de-blasio-cair&utm_campaign=crfbSince becoming mayor of the city in 2014, Bill de Blasio has worked closely with CAIR on several projects, including adding Muslim holidays as mandatory days off in the public schools system.

CAIR was founded in 1994 by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, with the goal of creating a support network in the United States for the Palestinian Hamas terrorist organization. Its current leader, Nihad Awad, has publicly endorsed Hamas. In 2014, the United Arab Emirates labeled CAIR a terrorist organization.

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Church of England joins LGBT forces in the culture war and children are the casualties

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Church of England

Did you hear about the new set of directives released by the Church of England for schools and teachers concerning gender and gender identity?

In honor of anti-bullying week, the Church of England released an updated version of a 2014 instructional entitled “Valuing All God’s Children.” This new set of rules instructs against so-called homophobia, bi-phobia, and trans-phobia in nursery schools and primary schools.

According to church leadership, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary students should be encouraged to discover their gender identity uninhibited as they “explore the possibilities of who they might be.” Specifically, children are to be taught not to “conform” to traditional male/female “stereotypes.”

Schools must “avoid labels and assumptions which deem children’s behavior irregular, abnormal or problematic just because it does not conform to gender stereotypes … Childhood has a sacred place for creative self-imagining.”

Practically speaking, the guidelines will encourage boys to wear tutus and princess tiaras while encouraging girls to wear tool belts and super hero cloaks in order to help them determine who they might be without “judgement and derision.”

While it’s tempting to dismiss this as England’s problem, the Strident Conservative has documented how the LGBT community and its declared war on Christianity and American culture has already launched similar assaults on children in America’s public schools.

Unfortunately, in America, the Rainbow Jihad has the full support of the government all the way up to the White House.

For example, Barack Obama hosted an event in April, 2016 at the White House aimed at “breaking down gender stereotypes in media and toys.” Much like the Church of England, Obama—with support from Katie Couric, the founder of the gender-neutral start-up Little Bits—promoted the idea that gender is irrelevant and that children should be free to be who they are “without limits.”

While Valerie Jarrett organized the event under the banner of promoting opportunities for girls, Obama’s track record on transgender issues made the affair very LGBT friendly.

And we shouldn’t get comfortable now that Obama is no longer president. Donald Trump—who embraced the LGBT movement at the Republican National Convention in his acceptance speech—announced back in June that his administration would prosecute schools that failed to embrace the LGBT lie concerning transgenderism.

The LGBT culture war is not just an American war. It’s a world war, and as usual, children are the casualties.

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

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The left legislates for secularism against Christianity and it’s one thing they are consistent on

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The left legislates for secularism against Christianity and its one thing they are consistent on

On the surface, the left promotes a double standard regarding how business can offer services.  They support a right of the business that sides with Palestine over Israel, and the right of governments to do business with them.  On the other hand, they support laws that force business to have “birth control” in their health plan or make people provide a service to those they are uncomfortable with such as gay couples.  The libido is far more important than your convictions or conscience coupled with the left’s push for population control.

The Stream’s Rachel Alexander scratches the surface to show that what this is really about, is finishing off what famed leftist humanist John J. Dumphy called “the rotting corpse of Christianity.”  That alone makes the left consistent with their agenda and long-term goals.  Those words that Dumphy used were not out of sarcasm, they were out of hated and are a declaration of war against Christ and his body of believers.

The Left’s Hypocrisy on States Regulating Freedom of Expression of Businesses

https://stream.org/lefts-hypocrisy-on-states-regulating-freedom-of-expression-businesses/?utm_source=Newsfeed&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_term=Original+Content&utm_content=Left-11-16-2017Should businesses have a right to express their views and practice them accordingly? The left says yes — and no. They say, “It depends.” Liberals tend to say yes when the business takes a position they agree with. They say no if the business takes a viewpoint they disagree with.

In the first case, the left stands for free speech and the first amendment. In the second, the left happily uses state power to curtail the business’s freedom of expression.

There is a rise in targeting Christian businesses.

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