Alabama Church Facing Backlash For Endorsing Roy Moore And Comparing Him To Jesus
An Alabama church is under fire for posting a controversial sign endorsing embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and comparing him to Jesus Christ while calling his accusers liars.
“They falsely accused Jesus. Vote Roy Moore,” the sign at the Living Way Ministries Church in Opelika, Alabama, reads, according to local ABC affiliate WGNO.
Under federal law, a church is not allowed to campaign for a politician and could lose it’s 501(c)(3) tax exemption.
The church is now attempting to explain the message — that implied the church supports the candidate who has been accused of being a pedophile. An unidentified church staffer said that “multiple church personnel have access keys to the sign.”
The spokesperson admitted that the pastor took it down after two days as the church was deluged with complaints.
According to the report, callers also threatened to report the church to the IRS, claiming they have forwarded pictures of the church sign to the federal agency.
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