Yet another accuser has stepped forward naming the Not So Honorable Roy Moore as a child sex abuser. Even the redoubtable Mitch McConnell has decided to throw Mr. Moore under a passing bus. Yes, even Ole Mitch has decided after three days and hundreds of lame excuses from members of HIS political party that perhaps it might be expedient for Roy "The Bible Man" Moore to fold his tent and walk off into the sunset.
Of course, Mr. Moore may yet confound his critics AND his accusers by not only staying in the race, but emerging victorious, thus putting Senate Republicans on the horns of a dilemma. Do they accept the judgment of the people of the state of Alabama and seat an accused child sex abuser in the United States Senate, or do they place THEIR judgment ahead of the judgment of the people and overturn the results of a legitimately held election.
What makes this whole drama so interesting and entertaining is that Roy Moore has been frequently quoted as suggesting that the Bible replace the United States Constitution as the final arbiter of American justice. So what would happen if Jesus were called upon to adjudicate this situation? Naturally enough, I searched for the answer to THAT question in the Good Book itself, and lo and behold, there it was! Matthew, Chapter 18, Verse 6."but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea!". Now THAT'S what I call Biblical justice. What about it Roy, ready for an excursion out on Mobile Bay?
Of course, Jesus isn't around to act as judge, jury and executioner in this case, so we'd have to put Roy Moore in the gentle hands of American jurisprudence, and who knows,he might even be acquitted due to some legal technicality found in, oh yeah, the United States Constitution! Actually "Bible Man" Moore is lucky that he won't be tried by Jesus Himself. Jesus, being God, could very well look into the depths of Mr. Moore's soul and somehow find the truth of the matter and no amount of fuming and fussing and fulminating could save "The Bible Man's" hide then. Now, I'd be willing to bet my life savings, which admittedly isn't much, that upon conviction Roy would seek a reprieve from Jesus, begging Him for mercy. And Jesus, bleeding heart liberal that HE is, would undoubtedly forgive him.
The really intriguing question is, would a JUDGE Roy Moore act accordingly? Or would he find that the quality of HIS mercy was strained to the breaking point? We already know he'd put homosexuals in jail just for BEING homosexuals. Chances are good ole Roy is what I like to call an Old Testament Christian, one of those people who are constantly spouting off about God's Law and seeking to wreak vengeance against all those miserable sinners out there, conveniently forgetting that Jesus came to Earth to SAVE sinners!
At some point Roy Moore is probably going to come clean in some way, admitting that perhaps he DID act inappropriately from time to time. He will cling HARD to his Christian heritage then, pointing out Christ's forgiving nature and asking us to do what Christ would do. And we'll probably let him off the hook. Heck, who knows, we might still send him to the United States Senate after all. Then it will be up to the Senate Republican leadership to figure out what to do with good old "Bible Man" Roy Moore. But you know, Matthew Chapter 18, Verse 6 is looking better and better all the time!
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