Alabama Bible Bangers Likely To Support Roy Moore Despite Allegations

by Michael John Scott

Did you know that almost 40 percent of Jesus loving, bible thumping Alabama Evangelical Christians say they’re now more likely to vote for Roy Moore after multiple allegations that he molested children?   What the fuck?  Talk about loving the sinner!  These God worshippers are supporting the crime and the alleged criminal as voters across the historically red state now seem to be punishing Moore for his past actions.

A plurality of evangelicals — 37 percent — described themselves as more likely to support Moore because of recent sexual assault allegations levied against him, while only 28 percent were less likely to do so. Thirty-four percent of the supposedly devout Christians said that the allegations reported last week in the Washington Post made no difference in their support for Moore (Newsweek).

This poll, conducted in the wake of the Post report that he sexually molested four teenage girls in the early 1980s, also shows that Moore’s challenger, Democrat Doug Jones, is leading the race for the first time, with 46% of respondents supporting him if the election were to happen today. Moore himself would only be able to muster 42% of the vote, and yet that 42% love him, and plan to do whatever is necessary to see this lunatic elected.

It is unclear if respondents to the JMC Analytics were also aware that Moore was known to date high school-aged women even when he was in his 30s (Newsweek).

Evangelicals have loved Moore for decades, particularly after he was twice removed from his post as Alabama’s chief justice, once for refusing to remove a monument to the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the state judicial building, and later for ordering his probate judges to ignore the Supreme Court’s decision that legalized gay marriage.

Related: Alabama Evangelicals Prove Their Hypocrisy

In light of the recent allegations,critics say evangelicals are choosing resentment politics over actual Biblical verses. If that is the case, their voting would follow last year’s presidential election, when 80 percent of evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, who had also been accused of sexual assault and misconduct, exit polls show.  These good Christians seem to have lost their sense of morality somewhere along the way, if they ever actually had any to begin with.

Religious fanatic and Trump friend and adviser, Jerry Falwell Jr. told Religion News Service:

“It comes down to a question of who is more credible in the eyes of the voters — the candidate or the accuser, and I believe the judge is telling the truth.”

Religious experts, however, believe that Moore’s support, while strong at the moment, may ultimately decline as more evidence surfaces.

Rev. Robert Franklin, a professor at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, told ABC News:

“Evangelicals are steadily losing their moral authority in the larger public square by intensifying their uncritical loyalty to Donald Trump. Since this is Roy Moore and not Donald Trump, I think there may be significant disaffection with him, and increased demands for his removal from the ballot.”

Incidentally, before child molestation charges were reported, Moore had an eight- to 11-point lead over Doug Jones.  Let’s see if those allegations make any difference to Red State Alabama voters.

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4 Responses to Alabama Bible Bangers Likely To Support Roy Moore Despite Allegations

  1. Ron Reed Reply

    November 13, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    The Republicans are finally realizing they have a backbone and are starting to ask him to step out of the race.

  2. Abby Deeter Reply

    November 13, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    That Falwell is a real piece of shit.

  3. Bill Formby Reply

    November 13, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    The hypocrisy is larger than you can imagine. In the past year the good people of Alabama went batshit crazy because of an alleged affair the governor had with one of his aides. Maybe it was because she was a grown woman and married to another of the governor’s aides but I doubt it. The so called Godly people in this state make up their rules as they go along. Roy Moore became popular when he was a circuit court judge and had a Ten Commandments plaque posted in his courtroom and required everyone to join him in prayer every morning before starting court. He may be the only person that could have run against Donald Trump and won in Alabama. Good Old Boy Club of Alabama. Several of these people are state officials.

  4. Marsha Woerner Reply

    November 14, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Ahh, but for Bible thumping fundamentalists Christians, sexual abuse of teenagers is NOT hypocrisy! They define “morality” by the parts of the Bible that they want – in this case, all girls and women are the PROPERTY of their father’s/husbands, and it is appropriate to do anything one wants to them as long as the father/husband agrees! And seriously, even if a girl is raped, the rapist needs only purchase the girl and then marry her (except for Dena, of course, where a whole community of men can be slaughtered in their sleep by avenging brothers!), regardless of anything that she may or may not want! Women and girls, after all, are NOT people! And the younger, the easier to gain her “respect” and allegiance.
    And the whole teenaged Mary and adult Joseph thing, despite the fact that they claim that those two didn’t actually have sex, is absolutely correct and desirable! I’m not even willing to get into the ridiculousness of Christianity and their claims! But they do not see you hypocrisy in supporting this slime!
    Government? Constitution? None of that has anything to do with anything!

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