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Former GOP lawmaker uses Bible to claim that it is not rape unless the ‘woman screams’

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A former Indiana state lawmaker, who once proudly identified himself as the most “conservative member” of the legislature in the state that gave the country Vice President Mike Pence, used a passage in the Bible to dismiss women who claim they have been raped.

According to excerpt in a column for the Christian website Barbwire, spotted by the Friendly Atheist, Dr. Don Boys, who doubles as an evangelist took aim at the #MeToo movement.

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Back when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, Dr. Boys pulled out his Bible to dispute the claim.

“Only fools or fanatics or feminists (but then I repeat myself) say that all female sexual accusations against men should be believed. Period,” Boys wrote, before adding, “A false accusation can destroy a man’s family, finances, and future. All sexual assaults should be seriously looked at and any rapist should be executed as in bygone years and any false accuser should be branded with an L on her forehead and horse-whipped out of town (figuratively).”

But Boys added a caveat by citing a few choice passages from the Bible.

“Some common sense definitions are necessary regarding this accusation,” he explained. “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 so did she scream for help when his hand was elsewhere?”

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“Moreover, Matthew 18:16 clearly commands that there must be at least two witnesses to validate a charge against a person. This is a repeat of Old Testament law,” he lectured. “Ford has no witnesses. The other man who was allegedly there, Mark Judge said, “It’s just absolutely nuts. I never saw Brett act that way.’”

Citing another person who may or may not have been at the party but saw nothing, Boys wrote: “That should settle it; now let’s all go home, pull down the shades, and get some sleep.”

Boys doubled down here.

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“So, the Bible and thousands of years of history support the fact that a rape victim must resist or there is no rape,” he wrote on Monday. “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.”

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