Ex-GOP Lawmaker: Rape Isn’t Sexual Assault Unless A Woman Screams

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Dr. Don Boys believes the Old Testament definition of rape still stands: It's not rape without resistance. Or screams.

Former Indiana lawmaker Dr. Don Boys floated an old and tired opinion on sexual assault after Christine Blasey Ford came forward with accusations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh: rape without resistance is just plain old sex.

Why does he believe this? The Bible tells him so.

According to the Friendly Atheist, after writing an article for BarbWire making his case, Boys was met — understandably — with plenty of outrage.

But rather than apologize for his outdated and insensitive understanding of rape, Boys doubled down on his original argument, which went like this:

> Some common sense definitions are necessary regarding this accusation.Rape is having sex with a woman while she screams for help. No scream, no rape according to Deuteronomy 22:23-24.Ford says Kavanaugh held his hand over her mouth sodid she scream for help when his hand was elsewhere?After all, it was in a bedroom of a house; surely, one of the other 4 teens could have heard him scream when she bit his hand.Did she bite his hand? Poke him in the eye? Women know instinctively how to protect their honor*: screaming, shouting, slapping, spitting, slugging, and stabbing with a finger, pencil, or hat pin.* Since she did not cry out or stab him, I will not believe her without a film of the event.

This original column was pulled from BarbWire’s website, but Boys’ follow-up piece remains in place.

> Boys has written a follow-up piece doubling down on his awful column. And he’s quick to respond to those “screaming feminists [who] came out of the woodwork, out from under rocks, and out of their ivory towers to vent their spleen.”

> How does he defend his bullshit theory?

> You know exactly how he defends his bullshit theory.

> It’s the same way conservative Christians always defend their horrible beliefs. He just points to the Bible.

> Well, everyone has to have a foundation for what he or she believes andI choose to believe the Bible as being the inspired, inerrant, infallible, and indispensable standard for my life.Now, because I believe in a perfect Book does not make me or all my decisions perfect since I am a flawed individual. But I do have a standard that helps me make minor and major decisions in my life.

> So,the Bible and thousands of years of history support the fact that a rape victim must resist or there is no rape.My critics have presented all kinds of scenarios to prove the Bible wrong: what if she is incapacitated, she is deaf and dumb, she is too scared, etc. However, that’s covered in God’s command for the Jews to do justice for all under all conditions.

> The Jews…

> We can stop there.

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