This has been floating around Facebook for a bit and it is infuriating: a father and son–accused of rape–want the “only law book that truly matters” to be used at their trial. Wanna take a guess as to which book that is?
If you guessed the bible, you’d be right.
Apparently, they plan to “use God’s holy word to ask questions, questions that we believe are absolutely vital to our case”. Uh, what? Seriously what? These two are accused of sexually assaulting the victim for three years. For a year she was kept shackled in a basement and only managed to escape when these two asshats had left the house. Her age at the time of her escape? Thirteen. Which means that this started when she was ten years old.
Let that sink in for a moment. Yeah, I know: it’s making your skin crawl. A scalding hot shower looks really good right now. Oh and not only was she raped, she was also fed spoiled leftovers and forced to urinate in an ammonia filled bucket. But the real kicker is this:
“There’s a great deal of strategy in Scripture and I use those strategies in everything I do,” Esten Ciboro told the judge, according to the Toledo Blade’s coverage of the hearing. “It’s a vital part of everything I do.”
Does that cover just the rape of this little girl or the whole “we’re gonna feed her spoiled food” thing? Maybe it covers the whole peeing in a bucket angle. Who freaking knows?
It’s unclear how Timothy and Esten Ciboro plan to use the Bible to aid their defense, or what part of it they plan to cite.
Probably Deuteronomy, either 22:28-29 or 22:23-24. In either case, I must be going. I think I’ll spend the next hour binging on kitten videos. Because kittens make everything better. And right now, my brain is absolutely full of fuck.