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Twisted Scriptures

November 14th, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

Dear friends and fellow Alabamians,

For decades, Roy Moore has been an immovable rock in the culture wars – a bold defender of the “little guy,” a just judge to those who came before his court, a warrior for the unborn child, defender of the sanctity of marriage, and a champion for religious liberty. Judge Moore has stood in the gap for us, taken the brunt of the attack, and has done so with a rare, unconquerable resolve.

So begins a letter purportedly from 50 pastors in support of Roy Moore (after the initial allegations of sexual misconduct but before the latest), although the number seems somewhat inflated; at least one of the pastors listed claimed to have no knowledge of the letter and not to have given permission to use her name. This is the same guy that was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court because he refused to enforce the rulings of the Supreme Court of the United States. Even George Wallace ultimately acknowledged the Court’s authority.

His supporters claim his removal was “a consequence of his unwavering faith in God and his immovable convictions for Biblical principles.” I guess that fits right in with Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler’s observation that Jesus’ human father Joseph was an older man and he was married to a teenager, Mary, so what’s the big deal? Except that the Biblical account has Mary impregnated by God and not Joseph, and in first-century Palestine it was not against the law to marry teenagers. On the other hand, Jews in Jesus’ time were quite prudish, so even then it would have been in violation of “Biblical principles” to molest a teenager one was not married to.

Another Biblical principle Mr. Moore and his supporters seem to be unclear about is that God’s people are citizens of heaven (Phil. 3:20) and exiles on the earth. Historically this has emboldened Christians to martyrdom in defense of the faith. But martyrdom in defense of the Republican Party is idolatry. However they wrap themselves in twisted scripture, what they promote is far from Biblical principles. Biblical principles call on Christians to embody God’s mercy and love, not to blindly align themselves with a political party gone mad.

50 pastors sign letter of support for Roy Moore

Kayla Moore, wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, shared a letter on Facebook indicating support from more than 50 Alabama pastors. Moore’s wife Kayla posted the letter to her Facebook page Sunday after days of controversy surrounding her husband and allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old in 1979 when he was 32-years-old.

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