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Tennessee Boots Sexual Harassment From Its Capitol, At Least Including Jeremy Durham

September 14, 2016

Given this week’s most recent child rape charges faced by yet another TLC “patriarch,” Tobias Willis,  (and by the TLC version, I do mean child abuser), the history of Duggar Family “patriarch” Josh, in therapy after his sexual abuse charges came to light, men who brand themselves as “conservative Christians” ought to take note that this sort of moniker is synonymous lately with sexual predator. But sexual predator may also be a synonym for Republican legislators who purport their conservative roots, too.

Remember the “colleague” Josh Moore who threatened to pinch any woman’s nipples who was breastfeeding?

“Who doesn’t support a mothers right to feed?” Moore responded. “Don’t give me the liberal talking points Amanda. If it’s a woman’s natural inclination to pull her nipple out in public and you support that, than you should have no problem with a mans [inclination] to stare at it and grab it. After all, it’s ALL relative and natural, right?”

It's a man's natural inclination to grab a woman's nipple

It’s a man’s natural inclination to grab a woman’s nipple

News outlets played if off as a discussion about breastfeeding, but threatening to sexually assault women is not about breastfeeding, any more than it is about her clothing. Threatening sexual assault is just threatening sexual assault. Josh More purportedly campaigned on a “family values” campaign not unlike the Duggar Family “family values,” which apparently includes family values as incest. Or, consider Tobias Willis family values including child rape.

Jeremy Durham, Tennesse legislator, family values supporter, “conservative,” was just ousted from his place in the assembly for espousing “family values” in the form of sexual harassment.

Twenty two women came forward to discuss how Jeremy Durham sexually harassed them, and while he said he would admit “mild fault,” he claimed he was innocent of all charges.

“My sole motivation in this letter is to maintain my innocence, stand on the constitutional conservative principles that I took an oath and was duly elected to defend, while protecting due process rights for both myself and future members,” wrote Durham, a former House Republican majority whip, to lawmakers…“And while I stand ready to respond to specific accusations and accept a mild degree of fault, I must also address the reprehensible nature of how this entire situation was handled,” Durham wrote.

Durham’s other maneuvering included threatening to expose women he supposedly had no interaction with who might have reported him. Another “family values conservative” joints the ranks of sexual predators.

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