Roy Moore Faked Endorsement Letter From Christian Pastors Who Actually Despise Him
A lot of attention has been given to the fact that even in the wake of Roy Moore’s pedophilia accusations, the religious right — a dominant political force in Alabama — remains steadfastly loyal to him. And polls have indeed shown that white, conservative evangelical support for him is still disturbingly high.
However, Moore’s support within religious communities is not quite as strong as he has touted. In fact, it turns out that he and his wife were caught lying about having the endorsement of several pastors and churches.
On Sunday, Moore’s wife, Kayla, published an endorsement letter from over 50 pastors to her Facebook page, which fiercely defended Moore from the child molestation scandal:
“For decades, Roy Moore has been an immovable rock in the culture wars ― a bold defender of the ‘little guy,’ a just judge to those who came before his court, a warrior for the unborn child, defender of the sanctity of marriage, and a champion for religious liberty.”
But less than a day after the letter was published, some of the pastors he claims endorse him now deny they did. In short, the letter is a fraud.
Two of the pastors on the list, Tijuanna Adetunji of the Fresh Anointing House of Worship in Montgomery, and Thad Endicott of the Heritage Baptist Church, immediately demanded to be removed according to Al.com. Another person on the list is not even pastoring the church mentioned anymore.
For Moore and his wife to edit an endorsement letter, and then publish it without the permission of the pastors who are supposedly endorsing him, is yet another new low in a Senate race that seems to have no bottom.
One recent poll showed Democratic Senate opponent and civil rights hero Doug Jones tied, and another showed Moore actually down by 4 points.