Alabama Religious Leaders Denounce Roy Moore In Public Letter

Republican Senate candidate has had a tough week and his struggle shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. Moore has even tried to forge letters from pastors and religious leaders in Alabama in order to maintain the voter’s support after the slew of sexual misconduct allegation against him. However, many of those pastors wanted their names removed after Moore’s wife posted the letter on Facebook. Now, dozens of progressive Alabama pastors have signed onto a letter suggesting that Roy Moore unfit for office. The letter explains that Moore is unfit due to his “extremist values” and his similarities to politicians who have “cynically used Christianity for their own goals.”

 

On Friday, the letter was posted saying: “Christianity affirms God’s love for the neighbor and care for the most vulnerable in society: the widow, the foreigner, and the orphan. But he has denigrated people from other countries and other faiths. Christianity thrives in religious freedom from government interference, and a government impartial toward people of all faith traditions,” it adds. “But instead he has sought to entangle government with religion.”

 

Sources report that 59 progressive Christian ministers signed the letter. The letter is to also “reopen the wounds of anyone who has been abused by leaders who should have been committed to compassion, to justice, and to healing God’s world. We repudiate the actions of religious and political leaders like Roy Moore who have sought to silence, to cover up, and to be complicit in the sexual abuse.”

 

At this point, five women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct. One of his accusers claims Moore inappropriately touched her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s. Even though many top Republican have gone on the record to say that Moore is unfit for office, he has vowed to continue to the race. But will he win?