Tag Archives: Roy Moore

You’re really not helping here.

Hoo boy!

An attorney for Roy Moore suggested the upbringing of an MSNBC host would help him “culturally” understand why the embattled Senate candidate allegedly dated teenage girls as an adult.

Source: Moore attorney points to MSNBC host’s ‘background’ on teen dating – NY Daily News

Credibility? Roy, you have less and less with every word out of your mouth.

Roy Moore isn’t backing down. Yesterday he had this to say:

Addressing a gathering at the Huntsville Christian Academy in Huntsville, Ala., on Sunday night, the former judge suggested that he was investigating his accusers, threatened to sue The Washington Post and called on the United States to restore its culture by going “back to God.”

Source: Moore seeks to refocus campaign on conservative religious values amid firestorm – The Washington Post

So, he is having your accusers investigated, eh? So far his claim is that these women didn’t voluntarily come forward, they were hunted down by the Washington Post reporters and lobbied to tell their story so they shouldn’t be believed.

Neither Corfman nor any of the other women sought out The Post. While reporting a story in Alabama about supporters of Moore’s Senate campaign, a Post reporter heard that Moore allegedly had sought relationships with teenage girls. Over the ensuing three weeks, two Post reporters contacted and interviewed the four women. All were initially reluctant to speak publicly but chose to do so after multiple interviews, saying they thought it was important for people to know about their interactions with Moore.

Source: Moore seeks to refocus campaign on conservative religious values amid firestorm – The Washington Post

And this is suppose to make their stories less credible? Shoot, it makes them more credible to me. You want to know what else gives them credibility? A little gossip provided by Teresa Jones, one of Moore’s former colleagues in the Gadsden DA’s office:

“It was common knowledge that Roy dated high school girls. Everyone we knew thought it was weird,” former Etowah County deputy district attorney Teresa Jones told CNN national correspondent Alexander Marquardt. “We wondered why someone his age would hang out at high school football games and the mall. But you really wouldn’t say anything to someone like that.”

Source: Everyone Knew Roy Moore Dated High School Girls, Says Former Colleague – Huffpost

Normally I wouldn’t give much credence to this type of gossip except for the fact that Teresa Jones is a well thought of attorney and partner with Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A. and I don’t think someone with that background would expose herself to the scrutiny she had to know this was going to bring upon her unless it was true.

And then there is Mike Oritz, an ex-boyfriend of Leigh Corfman who says that she told him the story about her encounter with Moore in 2009, long before the Washington Post sent reporters to Gadsden to dig up dirt on Moore. Maybe the Post’s story on Moore is a hit piece but it appears to be a truthful hit piece.

Oh, and then there is Betsy Davis:

Betsy Davis, who remains friendly with Corfman and now lives in Los Angeles, says she clearly remembers Corfman talking about seeing an older man named Roy Moore when they were teenagers. She says Corfman described an encounter in which the older man wore nothing but tight white underwear.

Source: Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32 -The Washington Post

Are you getting the picture now? There is about a 99% probability in my mind that Roy Moore is a pedophile. He is the epitome of every bad Alabama joke I’ve heard throughout my lifetime.

A few years ago I noted that Roy Moore had declared himself “God of Alabama”. It appears he is really no more than a clay-footed idol.

 

 

Dominionism: Is the threat real?

A friend of mine believes there is a threat to our way of life called Dominionism. The threat is real but I don’t know exactly how much we need to worry about it. While I’m positive that our president, George W. Bush, is at least sympathetic to the cause I’m not sure he actually is a Dominionist. Judge Roy Moore, the ex-Alabama Supreme Court Justice, most assuredly is a Dominionist. Regardless of how much of a threat these people are right now they need to be addressed.

Dominionist see a need to return the world to a Christian based legal system and Old Testament law. While most of them believe that this can and should be done through the political process without violence a number of them believe this should be done with arms and militar actions if necessary. Most of them base their beliefs on the teachings and writings of R.J Rushdooney (see also here) and other modern Calvinistic theologians.

Now I’m all for individuals trying to get closer to God and as a Christian I’m in full support of the upfront stated goals of organizations such as Promise Keepers but to try to codify any of this into actual laws of this nation or of the various states goes against my understandings of the teachings of Christ. While Matthew 28:19-20 says: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (NIV) I’ve got to also look at Matthew 10:14 where Jesus instructs his disciples: If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town. To me this is saying force nothing on no man.

So how do you fight the Dominionist? Very simply you quote scripture to show them exactly where they are wrong. You also do so with love and without beating them over the head with a Bible. Don Feder, himself a conservative Republican, notes that currently those on the left who are opposed to Dominionism are doing it wrong. Try to demonize a Christian and you are demonizing the faith of the majority in this country. You can’t do it this way. It’s also doubtful that non-Christians will have much success in fighting the onslaught of Dominionism. The only hope is for Christians to see what is happening, understand that Dominionism is a false teaching of the words of Christ and gently but continuously point this out to other Christians who may be swayed by the charismatic leaders of this movement.

Stone Idols

Judge Roy Moore, the Chief Justice of the Alabama State Supreme Court had a monument of the Ten Commandments installed in the court building of Montgomery in 2001. A federal judge told him he had to remove it because it violated the seperation of state. Judge Moore disagreed and refused to have it removed. Last week was the deadline to remove it. The deadline passed and the monument was still there. Judge Moore’s associate judges refused to back their Chief Justices resistance. The bottom line is that the statue will be moved out of public sight and Chief Justice Moore has been suspended with pay pending a hearing into the matter by a board that can censure or remove the judge.

While all of this has panned out there have been hundreds of protestors kneeling and praying outside the courthouse in the oppressive August weather that typlifies summer in the deep South. This is the aspect of the story that I want to address and I want you to consider the second commandment on that monument in context to the protests.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Looking at pictures of this monument and the awe that the protestors appear to hold for it in the pictures of them in the news articles I began thinking how much like an idol this monument is becoming. People attending these protests are doing so knowing in some cases that they will be arrested for trespassing. This show of reverence for a stone (a graven image?) is disturbing.

I’m very sure that all of the protestors are good and sincere christians. I am also sure that they are there because of genuine concern over the direction our country is heading. What concerns me is that these fine christians are being set up by a charismatic and ambitious politician to break the very commandments that they believe they are trying to protect.