‘We Believe The Women’: More Than 300 Faith Leaders Just Issued a Scathing Rebuke Of Roy Moore
In a blistering letter, more than 300 faith leaders across the country have declared that Alabama special election candidate Roy Moore unfit to serve in the Senate.
“As a person of faith, I wholeheartedly believe the courageous women who have shared their stories of being sexually preyed upon and assaulted by Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore as teenage girls,” the letter reads.
“These profound moral failings and crimes render Judge Moore unfit to serve in the U.S. Senate. I stand with and pray for these women who have bravely come forward and spoken out.”
The embattled Alabama candidate has faced mounting pressure to withdraw from the race amid allegations that he pursued sexual and romantic relations with teenage girls when he was in his 30s. One of the accusers was just 14-years-old when she had an alleged sexual encounter with Moore.
The letter isn’t the first from religious leaders to condemn Moore. Last week, dozens of Alabama pastors signed a letter declaring Moore unfit for office, and arguing that his behavior has violated Christian principles.
“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,” the leaders said in their letter.
Moore, now 70, has denied most of the allegations, and has resisted calls to step aside, calling the reports a politically motivated attempt to discredit his candidacy.