Answer: First, here is what the Bible says about people in general regarding sexual assault:
- Sexual assault should be punished.
- There are different types of sexual assault.
- All types of sexual assault should not receive the same punishment; for example, all types of sexual assault should not receive the death penalty.
- Rape should receive the death penalty.
- One should follow the facts in determining whether a person is guilty of committing sexual assault.
Second, here is what the Bible says about a person who has committed crimes in the past:
- A person should be treated according to the law they live under.
- If the law one lives under allows, a person should be punished for their crimes.
Third, here is what the Bible says about whether a person who has simply been accused of committing a crime should be elected to public office:
- If a person has simply been accused of past crime(s) and the law they live under allows them to be elected, they are free to be elected.
- A person is not necessarily to be judged by everything they have done in the past if they are seeking to be elected.
- A person must be judged for a sufficient period of time from the present into the past if they are seeking to be elected.
- Twenty-five years from the present into the past, under the “No Commandment Rule” in the spiritual jurisdiction of Dr. Michael Bisconti, is the longest period of time for which a person may be judged. Here is the No Commandment Rule:
Bible, 1 Corinthians 7:25: Now concerning…I [Dr. Michael Bisconti] have no commandment of the Lord: yet I [Dr. Michael Bisconti] give my [Dr. Michael Bisconti] judgment, as one [Dr. Michael Bisconti] that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
Fourth, here is what the Bible says about Mr. Moore in light of all of the Biblical principles stated above and in light of the facts:
- Attempted rape accusation is not actual rape accusation.
- Mr. Moore has not been accused of actual rape.
- Mr. Moore has lived an exemplary life for at least twenty-five years.
- Mr. Moore, if ever proven to be guilty of anything, may be punished if the law allows.
In conclusion, the Bible says:
Mr. Moore may be elected.