All the pastors love Roy Moore… at least they did before the recent sexual misconduct allegations came out against the Alabama judge.
The U.S. Senate hopeful is desperately trying to not come across like a disgusting predator after five women came forward to say he had pursued them romantically when they were in their teens — but each attempt he makes only exposes his true deceitful colors.
On Sunday, Moore’s wife Kayla Moore shared a letter on Facebook, claiming it was a letter of support for Moore signed by 50 Alabama pastors. Many were outraged by the letter, which pledged support for a man that looks to be guilty of some heinous acts with teenagers when he was in his 30s.
Just like Moore’s wholesome facade, however, it appears the letter may not be as it seems.
Shortly after Kayla shared the post, Tijuanna Adetunji of the Fresh Anointing House of Worship in Montgomery said she was not contacted about the letter and did not give permission for her name to be used. She told AL.com:
“I was not asked about this story or allegations.”
Soon after that, Pastor Thad Endicott told AL.com the same story, confirming the letter was a version of an earlier recommendation letter that had been circulated before the allegations ever came out.
The original letter, which is still on Moore’s website, contains a few dates and references to the upcoming election that were removed from the “newer” version — which was apparently edited by the couple without speaking with any of the signatories whose opinions would have likely changed after learning about the judge’s alleged actions.
That’s definitely the case for Pastor Joseph Smith of Pine Air Baptist Church, who told an Alabama Fox affiliate that he supported Moore in the primaries, but no longer backs him. The official says he was not asked about his name being left on the list.
Though no pastor is more confused about being on the list than George Grant, who says not only did he never sign the letter and was never asked to have his signature used, he says he hasn’t even heard from Moore in 10 years!
Multiple pastors have asked their names to be removed from the letter of support — and we’re sure more will come. We’re also sure there’s a special place in hell for predatory politicians who use preachers to protect themselves.
[Image via Facebook.]