27 November 2017

What should Roy Moore do? (According to the Bible)

The Bible has something to say about Roy Moore's situation. It's right there in Exodus 22, just before the part about killing witches.
And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins. Exodus 22:16-17

The teenage girls that Roy Moore molested were clearly unmarried --"unbetrothed maids" in the King James Bible. The only real question is whether or not he "lied" with them.

If he didn't, then there is no problem, biblically speaking. He could do whatever he wanted to do with and to them, as long as he didn't "lie" with them.

If he did "lie" with them, then Mr. Moore has two options: marry them, if their fathers will give them to him; or pay the fathers the going rate for virgins. (Since this isn't specified in the Bible, I suggest that Mr. Moore pay the standard biblical value for females between 5 and 20 years old: 10 shekels of silver, which comes to $62.37 per virgin in today's currency.)

In his interview with Sean Hannity, Moore said he doesn't "remember ever dating any girl without the permission of her mother." But that is totally irrelevant from a biblical perspective. In the Bible, mother's don't matter. Neither do their daughters. Only the fathers count. And that's who Roy Moore should be dealing with.

He can make everything right by paying each of the fathers just $62.37 per virgin.

It's the biblically correct thing to do.