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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Alabama Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore co-authored a study course, published in 2011 and recently obtained by ThinkProgress, that instructs students that women should not be permitted to run for elected office. If women do run for office, the course argues, people have a moral obligation not to vote for them. The course is also critical of the women's suffrage movement, which in 1920 secured some American women the right to vote.

The course, called "Law and Government: An Introductory Study Course," includes 28 hours of audio and visual lectures given by Moore and others, as well as a study guide. The course is available for purchase on Amazon, where "Chief Justice Roy Moore" is listed as a co-author alongside Doug Phillips, Dr. Joseph C. Morecraft, and Dr. Paul Jehle.




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The curriculum was a product of Vision Forum, a now-defunct Texas-based evangelical organization headed by Doug Phillips, which taught "Biblical patriarchy", a theology that prescribes strict, unequal gender roles for men and women. According a statement on the Vision Forum's website, "Egalitarian feminism is a false ideology that has bred false doctrine in the church and seduced many believers."

For at least a decade, dating back to 1999, Moore served on the "faculty" of Vision Forum's so-called "Witherspoon School of Law and Public Policy." Not a school at all, Witherspoon was instead a series of four-day crash courses that taught men -- and only men -- that the Bible is the source of "law and liberty and the only sure foundation for addressing the challenging ethical questions of the twenty-first century."


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He [Moore] also openly praises both Phillips and Vision Forum, saying, "As I think about what's going on here at Vision Forum and what Doug's doing and has done, I'm a little envious because I admire Doug and the fact he can round up these young men that are going to make a difference in our nation."

Vision Forum closed in 2013 after Phillips resigned, having admitted to a "lengthy" and "inappropriately romantic and affectionate" relationship with a woman who was not his wife. Shortly thereafter, that woman, Lourdes Torres-Manteufel, sued Phillips and Vision Forum, detailing an emotionally, psychologically, and sexually abusive relationship that started when she was just 15 years old.

~MAGA, baby!

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-29 09:34 PM | Reply

OMG, this just gets worse and worse.

I have to ask, what is the rationale used when someone from Alabama goes into a voting booth and trips the lever to vote for Mr Moore? I've watched the campaign ads, but I still don't see it.

It is an aspect that I'd like to understand. I am missing some obviously important background information or experiences, because I do not understand the allure of voting for Mr Moore.

To put this comment into perspective, I do have an understanding of why people voted for candidate Trump (maybe just a partial understanding, but at least something is there).

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-29 09:38 PM | Reply

They actually taught this course at Trump University.

Trump University is Republican's favorite university.

We have quite a few graduates from TU posting on the DR.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-29 09:42 PM | Reply

what is the rationale used when someone from Alabama goes into a voting booth and trips the lever to vote for Mr Moore?

Honestly. By what I've read. Abortion seems to be the number one issue Alabamites seem to be concerned about.

Apparently. It's better to have a daughter for Roy Moore to molest, than have a democrat for a senator.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-29 09:44 PM | Reply

I have to ask, what is the rationale used when someone from Alabama goes into a voting booth and trips the lever to vote for Mr Moore?

Biblical patriarchy. As the article continues/explains:

The suit, which was settled and dismissed in 2016, has clear parallels to the many sexual abuse accusations against Moore, which allegedly took place when his accusers were teenagers and he was in his 30s. (Moore has claimed that the allegations against him are "absolutely false.") Moore's attorney has stated that, "whether they were 25, 35, or whether he doesn't know their age", Moore would always make sure to ask a girl's parents for permission to date them before beginning any courtship.

That tradition is consistent with the "Biblical patriarchy" tenets outlined by Vision Forum.

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-29 09:45 PM | Reply

"Biblical patriarchy."

Or put another way: Give me that old time religion. And keep the "heresy of feminism" away from me.

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-29 09:49 PM | Reply

@#5 ... Biblical patriarchy. ...

Possibly Biblical, but I'm not sure about the patriarchy part.

When I was in Birmingham, Al, I did notice a significant influence of the Bible (may be an understatement).

For example, at the time (early 1980's) "mellow rock" was a significant music theme on the radio. Mellow rock is pretty tame. Yet during the time I was in the area, the transmitter tower of the FM station that broadcast mellow rock was dynamited because it was broadcasting the devil's word.

Interestingly, the local Christian station loaned the mellow rock station its emergency transmitter and tower for use until the mellow rock station could rebuild its facilities. The tower of the emergency transmitter tower of the Christian station remained untouched. And the Christian station suffered no blow-back whatsoever for helping the mellow rock station.

In the 30 some odd subsequent years, I have never been able to put all that together into some manner of understanding of Alabama.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-29 10:12 PM | Reply


The tower of the emergency transmitter tower of the Christian station remained untouched.


The tower of the emergency transmitter of the Christian station remained untouched.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-29 10:14 PM | Reply

Primitive societies such as Alabama and other states depend on a "caste system" to determine relative worth and importance. AT the top are land owning white men, at the bottom are poor black men. Everyone else is somewhere between but none are equal to the top nor as low as the bottom.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-30 10:07 AM | Reply

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