Ever since the Washington Post ran the story detailing the accounts of four women who accused Alabama’s Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Roy Moore, for pursuing women as young as 14, the Republicans have been scrambling to figure out how to responds to such disturbing accusations. Many lawmakers have called for Moore to resign. In fact, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he believes the women and House Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed the sources were credible. But Moore says he will continue the race and dismisses the allegations as “fake news.”
However, in a desperate attempt to save his campaign Moore and his wife, Kayla, posted a letter signed by 50 Christian pastors declaring their support for her husband. In the letter, they referred to Moore as an “immovable rock in the culture wars,” with “rare unconquerable resolve.” But Moore’s wife did not ask their permission and just included them on the list. Now, three of the pastors who’s signatures Moore forged on the letter claim they never gave permission to the campaign to use their name, and are not, in fact, supporting his candidacy.
One Pastor Tijuanna Adetunji said he “was not asked about this story or allegations.” What’s more, Pastor Thad Endicott went on the record to say that he was never contacted by the Moores or the campaign since the primary and certainly did not give permission for them to put his name on the words in the letter. Endicott went on to tell reporters: “The list that has recently circulated was evidently copied and pasted from the August endorsements without checking to see if I still endorsed Moore.”
Pastor number three, Dr. George Grant of Parish Presbyterian Church, said he wanted absolutely nothing to do with Moore, telling reporters: “Not my state. Not my issues.” Looks like Moore is losing support from the GOP establishment and the Religious right. Does he stand a chance at winning now?