I am indebted to Hans, who writes from Germany with this insight: for religious precedent supporting Roy Moore’s conduct, Alabama Republicans should look to Mohammad’s marriage to Aisha.
Aisha was definitely young at the time of the marriage, though there is a scholarly debate about just how young she was.
Hans opines, “What was good for the founder of a world religion should be good for the next junior senator from Alabama. An opportunity for Moore supporters to discover a redeeming value in Islam.”
And now, members of the congregation, let us all rise and sing together.