Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore is coming under increasing pressure from fellow Republicans to drop out of the race after a Washington Post piece accused him of engaging in sexual misconduct with a then-14-year-old girl, 38 years ago when he was 32. A number of Republican Senators have withdrawn their endorsements and the National Republican Senatorial Committee severed its fundraising ties with Moore’s campaign.

The first poll taken since the story broke shows Moore slipping behind Democrat Doug Jones. That could just be a momentary blip that could reverse itself as voters hear Moore’s side or learn more about the accuser. But the idea of losing such a safe seat is already panicking Republican leaders who are floating drastic scenarios for delaying the race or launching a write-in campaign for incumbent Luther Strange, who lost the primary to Moore.


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On the other hand, many Moore supporters in Alabama are not only standing by him, but increasing their donations. They say they have known Moore for decades and are suspicious that this charge has never come up in any of his previous races, but only surfaced in the Washington Post, which endorsed his Democratic opponent, once it was too late to change the ballot. They see it as an attempt by a liberal paper in Washington to pick Alabama's Senator.

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  • james putney

    11/15/2017 11:04 AM

    I quote from Lucille Yuen, below: “Judge Moore stood in moral rightness all his long career because that's his character.”

    I quote from Trish Dukes, below: “I don't know how anyone can believe these accusations made a few weeks prior to an election against a man with a spotless life and career in public service!”

    Ms. Yuen, you refer to your son as a man of “39 [who] has no interest in being in a romantic relationship with immature teen agers. He wants a young woman in his life who is a match for him.

    There are many stories, with names attributed, of people who live in Gadsden, who have known Judge Moore all his life. (While you attest to his fine character, I suspect you’ve never met the man, not spoken with anyone who knows him.) These stories carry a theme: Judge Moore, in his thirties, hanging around the Gadsden Mall and the local YMCA, trying to pick up teenage girls.

    Check this article: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/locals-were-troubled-by-roy-moores-interactions-with-teen-girls-at-the-gadsden-mall

    Now, it is in the New Yorker, so you won’t like that, but the author does name names of people in Gadsden who talk about Moore pursuing girls half his age. You can look these people up and call them. Thus, you won’t have to take the word of some Ne York lefty reporter. You can speak to the people in Gadsden - people who voted for him, voted for Trump.

    Since you don’t KNOW Roy Moore, you can speak to actual locals - good, conservative Christians - who do. Ask them.

    I agree, Ms. Yuen - Roy Moore is anything but stupid. Nor is Denny Hastert, former GOP Speaker of the House. “He is the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House in history, and is the highest-ranking politician in U.S. history to have gone to prison.” Why did he go to prison? Although he was a crusader against perverts, he had molested under age boys, then paid MILLIONS in hush money. That’s NOT leftist propaganda.

    Here’s one you’ll like better: Elliot Spitzer was the Dem governor of New York State when he was found to have paid for sexual services.

    No, these men - left, right, straight, secretly gay - aren’t stupid. But if they are politicians, and they expect to get away with dirty play, they should know that they WILL be found out.

    Ladies, this is not a leftist plot. These victims are good, conservative Christian southerners who voted for Trump. They will face the anger of their neighbors and churchmates. That’s not the kind of 15 minute fame that any rural southerner wants. But what these women do have - is courage.

    Judah sinned, and repented. David sinned, and repented. Mary Magdalene sinned, and repented.

    Judge Moore?

  • Moses Tracy

    11/15/2017 10:58 AM

    Dear Gov. Huckabee,

    THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT! Sir, don't you realize, even though you have been out of the Christian pastorate, and possibly/probably? away from daily Scripture reading for quite some time....that Roy Moore, even if he is guilty the offense with the alleged 14 year old girl when he was 32(?), that he is most very likely, a very much changed man, and that he is surely much better than ALL the current U.S. senators!!!???!!! Surely, (and least i hope so), you are not so brainwashed to believe the old slogan of "a FEW bad apples", to think that our U.S. Senate only has supposedly a minority of wicked persons in it, ...that is, children of the devil! The fact that they were responsible for the obamacare overturn failing, and also responsible for the tax bill going nowhere, and who knows what else they are responsible for never passing, since Trump has been in office...that these things should speak clear indicators and warnings about the quality and integrity of our current Senate....not just that....BUT, DON'T FORGET, IT WAS ROY MOORE WHO COURAGEOUSLY STOOD UP FOR GOD BY DEFENDING AND PROMOTING THE 10 COMMANDMENTS....IT DOESN'T TAKE ROCKET SCIENCE TO REALIZE THAT THE REASON THE MEDIA WENT TO THE PLACE OF HIS BIRTH AND UPBRINGING WAS BECAUSE THEY WERE TRYING TO FIND DIRT ON HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE!

    I fully acknowledge that it appears he is guilty of the crime many years ago. BUT, IT STILL REMAINS, the alleged victim COULD BE LYING AND PAID OFF....this would NOT BE NEW AT ALL FOR THE LIBERAL WICKED TO DO THIS....I.E. THIS TYPE OF SMEARING AND DECEPTIONS AND EVIL.

    If Moore is truly guilty, REMEMBER, HE DID NOT RAPE THE WOMAN. HE DID NOT FORCE HER AGAINST HER WILL TO PERFORM SEXUAL ACTS! What he did was illegal, and not at all right, if he did indeed do those things claimed by this alleged victim. But, i did some sexual things i am ashamed of when i was in my twenties, and since turning 30, (only 2 or, 1.5 years apart from Moore), as i am not totally sure at what precise time, i came fully out of my backslide, when i fully was separated unto God...but, the point of it is that Moore, for whatever spiritual/emotional issues were going on in his life, (he was backslidden for sure- if he was already a Christian); if not, he became one later, and we know that the Bible talks about "the sins of one's youth". I never did anything close to what Moore is accused of, but, his behavior does not reflect a wicked man....or, child of the devil...a child of the devil would have raped the woman, and likely, murdered her afterwards! If this whole thing is true, Moore had troubling psychological/spiritual issues going on, that he became free from at some point later....AND THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS....HE HAS BECOME A HERO FOR GOD, SINCE!
    Based on the fact that Moore HAS BECOME SUCH A DIE-HARD AND COURAGEOUS CHRISTIAN, IS IT ANY WONDER THAT THE U.S. REPUBLICAN SENATE, WHO ARE MOSTLY BY FAR, CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL, AND THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS, WHO ARE VASTLY, BUT, NOT NEARLY AS MUCH, ALSO, CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL, WOULD COME AGAINST A MAN WHO APPARENTLY AND ALLEGEDLY WAS TROUBLED IN HIS EARLY YEARS, AND SINNED AGAINST THIS GIRL, BUT, THAT, SINCE THAT TIME, HAS NO MARKS AGAINST HIM....SO, IS IT THE CASE THAT, WE AS CHRISTIANS STAY SILENT, OR, WORSE, JOIN THE EVIL LIBERAL CROWD CRUCIFYING HIM, WHEN HE HAS DONE MUCH FOR GOOD FOR GOD AND FOR THE CHRISTIAN CAUSE IN HIS LATER YEARS!!!???!!!

    DON'T FORGET THAT THE devil PERSECUTES MOST THOSE WHO STAND FOR GOD THE MOST, AND THOSE WHO ARE MOST TRUSTING AND OBEDIENT TO GOD. NOT JUST THAT, BUT, SINCE OUR GOVERNING LEGISLATORS ARE ALL COMPROMISED IN CORRUPTION WITH THEIR OWN HIDDEN EVILS, THE SAME WAY obama WAS NEVER ACCUSED PUBLICLY OF ANY EVIL WHATSOEVER, YET, HE WAS SO VERY GUILTY, AND, OF COURSE, THEY ARE ALL OPPOSED TO THE TRUE GOSPEL, BECAUSE THEY ARE EITHER TARES-(LIKELY)- OR UNASHAMED CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL MASQUERADING AS SUPPOSED RIGHTEOUS MEN & WOMEN, BUT, NOT RELIGIOUS, IS IT ANY WONDER THAT THEY, & CONGRESS ARE COMING OUT AGAINST MOORE, EVEN THOUGH HE HAS VIGOROUSLY DENIED THE ACCUSATIONS??? WHERE ARE THE CHRISTIAN LEADERS SPEAKING OUT TO GIVE HIM AT THE VERY LEAST, THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT, AND SPEAKING OF THE DISHONEST MEDIA AND CLEAR AND EVIDENT FAKE NEWS THAT ABOUNDS? WHERE ARE VOICES FOR THIS? THEY ARE ALL COWERING IN FEAR, AND AFRAID FOR THEIR OWN SKIN, AND NOT HELPING A PROVEN MAN OF GOD!!!

    ASK YOURSELF? IS THIS RIGHT? ALSO, ASK YOURSELF, WHAT IS THE LIKELIHOOD, THAT MOORE, EVEN IF GUILTY OF HIS INDISCRETIONS IN THE BACK OF THAT DINER THAT NIGHT-(IF INDEED THE EVENTS AS DESCRIBED TOOK PLACE)-IF HE ISN'T 10 TIMES BETTER A PERSON THAN THE BEST IN THE SENATE CURRENTLY????

    THE FINAL POINT I WANT TO MAKE IS THAT THE LIBERAL WICKED ELITE IN OUR COUNTRY GOT WHAT THEY WANTED ON MOORE, AND THE BIBLICAL CHRISTIANS, IF MOORE DOES NOT STAY IN THE RACE, LOST BIG-TIME! IN THE END, THE devil WINS AGAIN!!!

  • Barbara barnhill

    11/15/2017 09:29 AM

    Judge I don't live in Alabama but if I did I would v0te for u.I know what demos are doing.just hang in there u have this.

  • james putney

    11/15/2017 02:39 AM

    Regarding Susan Lange's comment below that Beverly Young Nelson's body language proves she was lying about Judge Moore attacking her -
    watch the exact video that she refers to on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRRGbLVIW84.
    This Youtube commentator is described a "body language expert Bombard" on many right wing web sites, including this one:
    http://thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/fake-body-language-expert-says-judge-moore-accuser-acting-not-real-victim-video/
    But we find out that it's not a "body language expert" in the video - it's a computer named "Bombard" reading a script written by an unknown person.
    Who is Bombard? Where did Bombard get her training as a body language expert? How many times has Bombard testified as an expert witness, been certified by a court to testify as an expert witness?
    ZERO times.
    But Ms. Lange, who was beginning to doubt Judge Moore, is now reassured, having been convinced by "Bombard."
    Ms. Lange, who is "Bombard"? Who is behind Bombard? And why do you now believe an anonymous computer voice on a radical right Youtube channel, instead of the live woman whose tearful testimony broke your heart and stirred your soul?
    Watch Ms. Nelson again, then watch "Bombard" again, then pray on that. Take a few minutes. Maybe you've stepped away from Truth.
    God save us all from this madness.

  • james putney

    11/15/2017 02:17 AM

    Put yourself in these women's shoes.
    Your a 16 year old girl. The most powerful law enforcement official in the county tricks you into riding with him to a secluded area. He starts grabbing you, locks the car door. The ultimate female nightmare.
    He gives up, but warns you, "You're just a child, I'm the district attorney if you tell anyone about this no one will ever believe you."
    You leave the car, crying uncontrollably.
    What do you do next?
    Nothing. You're in absolute shock. Can you go to the police? The complaint is - these women waited 40 years. Imagine if she went to the police that night - "The D.A. tried to rape me." Would she be believed? Of course not. Some hysterical girl, probably had a fight with Mommy or her boyfriend, "OK. Prove it."

    She lives in a small town of good, God-fearing people. But even such people do gossip, notwithstanding the Biblical prohibition. Who would believe her? Her pastor? If he did, what would he say? "Go to the police"? Probably not. "Pray." Probably yes. What would YOU have told her to do, in that time, in that place, under that District Attorney, the one who signed your yearbook, "Love."

    Have you ever been assaulted by a well respected person in authority, or even by a neighborhood boy? IT STAYS WITH YOU FOREVER. YOU NEVER GET OVER IT. IT'S IN YOUR MIND THE MOMENT YOU WAKE UP, THE MOMENT YOU GOT TO SLEEP, AND IN-BETWEEN.

    So you bury it. You never tell a soul.

    Then, years later, women come forward. Women who experienced similar treatment from the same man. That long-buried horror explodes in your brain and it's all you can think about day and night. You're crying, can't eat, can't sleep. Your husband says, "Honey, what's wrong?" Finally, you pour it all out. HE believes you - it would be impossible NOT to believe you. You both voted for Trump. You've been a conservative Christian your whole life.

    Now what? Go to your pastor, get some counseling? Go to the local - staunchly pro-Moore - newspaper? Where do you go? But you know one thing: You can no longer keep silent. You're going to tell the truth, even if it means no one in your town or church will ever speak to you again.

    Judah slept with a prostitute, or so he thought. Turns out it was his daughter in law. She's now pregnant, and deserving of death - or so we think. What does she do? "I played hooker and he promised to pay me and here's his seal, cord and staff." What's the reaction? "She stole them from his tent to make a cover story. Why did it take her so long to come forward? Who can believe a woman who dresses like a prostitute and sleeps with men for pay?"

    But Judah was a man of God. Further, if Tamar were executed, would there be a further Davidic line? So Judah told the truth.

    Remember when so many Republicans said that character matters? Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: “If I were to support, much less endorse, Donald Trump for president, I would actually have to go back and apologize to former President Bill Clinton.”

    Many say it doesn't matter. God has forgiven Judge Moore. But how do they know that? Has he confessed his sin? Has he done sincere repentance? Does God forgive every sinner who calls himself a Christian, even if he does not ask for that forgiveness? How do you know?

    Maybe it's time for Judge Moore to be Judah. Even if she did go to the one notorious feminist lawyer who would believe her. Even if she did conceal this horror for forty years of daily pain, shame and humiliation.

    The truth will always come out, if not today, then in the Hereafter. No matter how many people try to cover for him.