Moore is the Alabama Republican Senate candidate and former State Supreme Court Chief Justice, familiar to RD readers from the too-many-to-cite articles documenting his ties to white supremacists and Christian Reconstructionists. Moore is a frequent speaker at conferences promoting Christian Reconstructionist biblical law and biblical patriarchy.
Incredulous observers won’t be able to make sense of Moore’s supporters while seeing the allegations only in terms of pedophilia (though if legally possible he should be prosecuted for that). They will miss the point that this problem is actually far more insidious. It’s a feature not a bug, as they say, of a particular subculture.