Anti-LGBT pastors, activists will speak with Roy Moore in Birmingham Thursday

November 16, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

One said the same-sex marriage decision would lead to kids being encouraged to practice sodomy in kindergarten and another blamed Hurricane Sandy on gay people and same-sex marriage.

Those are just two of at least seven fundamentalist religious leaders who will be speaking at a press conference for Roy Moore Thursday to push back against accusations that Moore sexually assaulted three women in the 1970s and pursued several others while they were teenagers.

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Roy Moore says he is being “harassed” by the media, threatens lawsuit against AL.com

November 15, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

An attorney for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, his wife Kayla Moore and their Foundation for Moral Law is demanding retractions from AL.com over the news site’s coverage of recent sexual misconduct allegations against Moore.

In a letter addressed to AL.com’s attorney, Moore’s attorney demanded a retraction over what he said was “false,” “malicious” and “careless” reporting. The attorney, Trenton R. Garmon, said he is preparing to file a lawsuit against AL.com and its reporters. Garmon threatened a lawsuit against the Washington Post last week for their reporting on Moore’s financial dealings with the Foundation.

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Roy Moore fires up MARC meeting

November 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore was the keynote speaker at the Mid Alabama Republican Club meeting in Birmingham. Moore denied the Washington Post allegations that he sexually abused a 14-year-old girl in 1979.

“Now I want to address something that some people have come here to hear about,” Moore said in front of 50 or so supporters, turning his attention to the media who came to Alabama to report on this. “Shortly after becoming the Republican nominee for the United States Senate, the Washington Post began an attack on the Foundation for Moral Law, on my wife, and on me. For weeks, we read about my salary which they distorted, about taxes where they said we were paid money we never got. But we endured that.”

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Appointed Chief Justice Lyn Stuart to run for a full term

October 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Chief Justice Lyn Stuart (R) announced that she is seeking election as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

Stuart has been a judge for 29 years and has served on the Alabama Supreme Court since 2001. She was appointed chief justice by Governor Kay Ivey (R) in April 2017, after former Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) retired to run for U.S. Senate.  Stuart was already an associate justice and had been the acting chief justice since Moore had been suspended for failing to order Alabama’s probate judges to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  When Ivey formally elevated Stuart, she appointed Montgomery attorney Will Sellers (R) to the Court to fill Stuart’s seat.

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Roy Moore to headline Madison County Republican Party Freedom Gala

October 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Madison County Republican Executive Committee will present the 2nd biennial Freedom Gala: A Celebration of Freedom on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Jackson Center in Research Park in Huntsville. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore will be the Keynote Speaker.

Moore is a life-long Alabamian and outspoken constitutional conservative that has stood up for liberty and religious freedom his entire career. He is an alumnus of Etowah High School in Attalla, Alabama, and an alumnus of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Arts and Engineering. Moore also has a 1977 law degree from the University of Alabama.

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End Citizens United endorses Doug Jones for Senate

September 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, End Citizens United announced that they have endorsed Democratic nominee Doug Jones for U.S. Senate.

Jones, a former U.S. attorney, is running in the Alabama special election against Roy Moore in the Dec. 12 special election.

“An extremist with a racist, bigoted agenda, who will defend a corrupt, rigged system in Washington that favors the priorities of special interests over everyday Alabamians,” ECU said of Moore in their statement.

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Alabama politicos react to Moore-Strange debate

September 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Republican Senate candidates Roy Moore and Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., debated a number of issues in a Lincoln-Douglas style debate in Montgomery. Afterwards, supporters of both campaigns declared victory.

Former state Rep. Perry Hooper Jr., who is also chair of Trump’s Victory Committee in Alabama, endorsed Strange.

“The Debate tonight proved one important fact: Senator Luther Strange is s better fit to serve as Alabama’s Junior US Senator,” Hooper said. “Senator Strange was spot on discussing important issues. He was very knowledgeable, confident and looked Senatorial. Chief Justice Moore seemed confused at times and he had a hard time pronouncing words. The best line of the night was when Moore told the audience that God was in charge of his election, Strange replied by saying in all due respect, God is in charge of the election for both Moore and Luther, but one thing is for Sure President Trump is for Me. That was the best line of the night!”

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Trump nominates four Judges for Federal courts in Alabama

September 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, President Donald Trump made several judicial appointments for Alabama’s Federal courts.

  • Jeff Beaverstock on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.
  • Emily Marks on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
  • Terry Moorer on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.
  • Brett Talley on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
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Moore cozies up to Putin, says he’s ‘more akin to me than I know’ on same-sex marriage

August 11, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

It’s no secret anywhere former Chief Justice Roy Moore is no fan of same-sex marriage, but the leading Senate candidate on Thursday took it one step further, cozying up to Russian President Vladimir Putin after being questioned on the topic.

In an interview with The Guardian, a British newspaper, reporters asked Moore what he thought about his view on same-sex marriage being similar to Putin’s, who has cracked down on what he has said is “homosexual propaganda” in schools. Putin has also turned a blind eye in the Russian state of Chechnya as gay men have been tortured and even killed.

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Roy Moore campaigns in Gardendale

July 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, July 24, 2017, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore (R) spoke to a packed crowd of the North Jefferson County Republican Club at Jim and Nick’s Barbecue.

Chief Justice Moore thanked, “Bill Armistead my Chairman who has done such a great job and my campaign manager Rich Hobson and my wife, Kayla.”

Quoting Thomas Paine, Judge Moore said, ““These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.”
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