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White Evangelicals Conflicted In Wake Of Roy Moore Accusations



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Added 11-14-17 09:06:02am EST - “Evangelicals have long railed against the evils of secular liberalism, fueled by reports of sexual misconduct among Hollywood celebrities. Now those charges are leveled against one of their own.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “White Evangelicals Conflicted In Wake Of Roy Moore Accusations”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore faces allegations that he acted inappropriately toward a 14-year-old girl when he was 32. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore faces allegations that he acted inappropriately toward a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.

With his U.S. Senate campaign in Alabama suddenly endangered by allegations he had sexually abused a minor, GOP candidate Roy Moore sought to turn the crisis to his political advantage by portraying it as an "Us vs. Them" confrontation.

The Obama-Clinton Machine’s liberal media lapdogs just launched the most vicious and nasty round of attacks against me I’ve EVER faced!We are are in the midst of a spiritual battle with those who want to silence our message. (1/4) #ALSen

Throughout his career as an Alabama judge, Moore has been seen as a staunch conservative Christian, and some of his evangelical supporters immediately rushed to his defense. One state poll last week suggested the harassment allegation has even strengthened his support among Alabama evangelicals; those who said it made them more likely to support Moore actually outnumbered those who said it made them less likely.

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