Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Much 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 may be 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:


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But less than a day after the letter was published, it was revealed that this was simply a copy of a letter posted to Moore's campaign website during the Senate primary, before he was accused of being a pedophile -- with three new sentences deceptively added to make it look like it was about the general election. One of the people on the list is not even pastoring the church mentioned anymore. And according to Al.com, two of the pastors on the list immediately demanded to be removed: Tijuanna Adetunji of the Fresh Anointing House of Worship in Montgomery, and Thad Endicott of the Heritage Baptist Church. For Moore and his wife to edit an endorsement letter, and then tout 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. Moore's antics have now become so poisonous to the GOP brand that Sen. Cory Gardner, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, called for expelling him from the Senate if he wins. Meanwhile, one recent poll showed Democratic Senate opponent and civil rights hero Doug Jones tied, and another showed Moore actually down by 4 points. Faced with eroding support from the Alabama GOP's conservative religious base, Moore is bearing false witness. The people of Alabama deserve a senator who respects them enough to tell the truth.


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More Republican Family Values.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-14 12:14 PM | Reply

It's definitely a great example of Republican fake family values.

Could probably lose family since all their values are fake.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-14 02:05 PM | Reply

Fake Plastic People have fake plastic values.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-14 02:07 PM | Reply

The Ten Commandments are for the little people.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-14 04:05 PM | Reply

Enough of this creep already, Alabama needs to leave the Dark Ages and kick Moore to the curb, one way or another.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-11-14 04:17 PM | Reply

"Alabama needs to leave the Dark Ages"

That is gonna take some real work.

That would require at least an (actual) high school education for the majority of it's citizens.

They cannot even tell the truth about their education system or graduation rate there. And when they do graduate students it is just a piece of paper so they can "play the game".


But Bell sees real problems with Alabama's state-encouraged, locally customized programs meant to give students second chances.

"I would hear from parents, I'd hear from teachers, I'd hear from local principals about grade changes," she says. "And in every case, practically, it was a result of the credit recovery program. The intent was to help, but what it became was a Band-Aid just to get them out the door."

Bell isn't the first to raise red flags about the rigor of interventions like credit recovery. In fact, the NPR Education Team produced an entire series on such quick fixes, aptly named The Truth About America's Graduation Rate.

Some educators, though, are fine with "getting [students] out the door," even if diplomas don't mean what they used to.

"The piece of paper gives you the opportunity to play the game," says Terry Roller, the new superintendent of Talladega City Schools.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-14 04:35 PM | Reply

If his supporters don't care about child molestation, why would they care about any of this?

Oh, it suggests he's a liar.

Got it.

#7 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-11-14 06:02 PM | Reply

"Gay marriage is destroying the fabric of our society."

"Who hasn't dry humped a child???"

-- the same people

#8 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-15 06:04 AM | Reply

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