It shocks me, but maybe I’m not normal. Normal is an ambiguous term, most often used to denote the notion that something or someone, is at or near the median value of an observed characteristic for some population of, in this case, people – as opposed to appropriate, or desired, which denotes the characteristic to which one should aspire. So “normal” in Alabama is different than normal in other (at least most other) states.
Looks to me like normal for a Republican is whatever it takes to take and retain power and accrete wealth. In Alabama, among the Christian evangelicals, it appears that it includes relationships between adults and young teens, as well, perhaps with the caveat that it not interfere with taking and retaining power and accreting wealth.