Once considered the guaranteed winner to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' vacated U.S. Senate seat, the allegations against Roy Moore have given new hope for Democrat opponent Doug Jones.
While both supporters and opponents of Moore have brought up valid arguments for and against the claims of the women, some have made over the top arguments in his defense.
Here are five crazy things said in defense of Moore. They range from awkward biblical comparisons to inaccurate assumptions about people's backgrounds. (Click arrow above image)
Women More Likely to Be Predators
Alabama Pastor Franklin Raddish of Independent Baptist Ministries told al.com that he believed the sexual misconduct allegations against Moore were part of a "war on men."
"More women are sexual predators than men," stated Pastor Raddish. "Women are chasing young boys up and down the road, but we don't hear about that because it's not PC."
According to statistics from the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, 82 percent of all juvenile rape victims and 90 percent of adult rape victims are female.
A Reporter's Background
Moore's lawyer Trenton Garmon recently went on MSNBC Live With Velshi & Ruhle last week, and attempted to justify the argument that Moore did nothing wrong because he asked the parents for permission to date the teenage girls.
Garmon called it cultural difference, and then said that he "looked up [Ali Velshi's] background" before adding that in "other countries, there's arrangement through parents for what we would refer to as consensual marriage."
Co-anchor Stephanie Ruhle asked what Velshi's background had to do with Moore dating teenagers, pointing out that Velshi, while born in Kenya was raised in Canada.
"To answer your question: [Moore] said ... his process would be — before he'd date anybody, whether they're 25, 35, or whether he doesn't know their age — he would ask the mother's permission," added Garmon.
Getting Paid and Passing for 20
Earl Wise, an Alabama pastor, explained in an article published by The Boston Globe on Monday that he considered the allegations to be "fake news" with "crocodile tears."
"I don't know how much these women are getting paid, but I can only believe they're getting a healthy sum," stated Wise.
Wise went on to reason that there should "be a statute of limitations on this stuff" and added that "there are some 14-year-olds, who, the way they look, could pass for 20."
"How these gals came up with this, I don't know. They must have had some sweet dreams somewhere down the line," continued Wise.
Mary and Joseph
Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler explained to the Washington Examiner that he considered the allegations to be insignificant, saying that even the Washington Post noted that "he never had sexual intercourse with any of the girls."
From there, Ziegler attempted to make a biblical argument, reasoning that there were couples in the Bible where the men were much older than the women.
"Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist," said Ziegler.
"Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus."
Christians believe Mary was a virgin when Jesus was born. Jesus was not conceived through sexual relations between Mary and Joseph.
One Witness Not Enough
American Family Association President Bryan Fischer posted a defense of Moore last week arguing that the allegations against Moore lacked sufficient merit according to the Bible's mandate for people to be found guilty on the testimony of at least two witnesses.
While Fischer referenced some valid concerns over the accusations, he also included the argument that "according to the teaching of Christ, we have no facts, no actual evidence to accuse Judge Roy Moore of anything."
"This principle of two or three witnesses was a bedrock principle of jurisprudence in the legal system God revealed to Moses for ancient Israel," said Fischer.
"What this means is that mature men and women must not accept these charges against Roy Moore unless and until corroborating witnesses come forward."
Eight women, so far, have accused Moore of impropriety. The accusations range from dating high school girls while he was in his 30s to attempted rape. The Washington Post spoke with a dozen witnesses who said Moore frequently hung out at the Gadsen Mall and made some of the young girls uncomfortable.
Fischer doesn't take issue with Moore's alleged ephebophilia, writing, "In Judge Moore's case, there are five accusers according to the press. In truth, however, there are only two, since three of the five have not accused the judge of any kind of sexual impropriety. Kissing is not a crime."
In 2010, Fischer blamed an increase in oral sex related cancers on Bill Clinton's "sordid affair with Monica Lewinsky." There were not multiple witnesses to Clinton's affair with Lewinsky.