Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler defended Roy Moore against accusations of molesting a teen girl while he was in his 30s. Ziegler cited Joseph, (the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus) as a figure comparable to Moore.
“Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist,” Ziegler said choosing his words carefully before invoking Christ. “Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.”