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Conservatives defend Roy Moore

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, over 20 conservative thought leaders and conservative pastors were in Birmingham to endorse and defend Roy Moore in his bid for U.S. Senate.

The event was emceed by Janet Porter, the president of Faith Through Action. Porter presented a letter of support that over 200 pastors and faith leaders have signed. 20 speakers spoke defending Moore.

“The purpose of this press conference is not to address unsubstantiated claims that have no evidence and certainly no claims that have been substantiated. I will get off script and say just three words, ‘Release the book,’” Porter said.

“One of the reasons I am here is I am here is because that I have known Judge Roy Moore for a couple of decades,” Porter said. “I was national director of the Center for Reclaiming America nearly twenty years ago.” The evening before he was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court, Judge Moore prayed with a small group of interceptors around a piano and sang praises to God. “We are here because that is the true Judge Roy Moore that you have not seen in the media assassination in the last several weeks. That is the Judge Moore. Those who know him best stand with him the strongest. He has been tested. He has been found to be true. He has come through the fire and he has come out gold.”

“You have got ask yourself why do the enemies of life, liberty, and the Ten Commandments hate this man so much?” Porter asked. “I think there are two primary reasons. One is: he can not be bought and he can not be bullied and that is really the issue. When the establishment politicians when the establishment and the lynch mob media when they formed a circle and a firing squad to assassinate his character they insinuate that the Judge Moore that the people of Alabama have known all these years. The Judge Moore that we have known for all of these decades is somehow the false Judge Moore. You simply can not think that of a Godly, a trustworthy

for forty years in all aspects of his life.  It just can not be done and that is why we stand with Judge Roy Moore.”

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“By the way if the political left can assassinate the character of Judge Roy Moore then none of us is safe,” President Porter said. “The political process is not safe.  The people of Alabama their votes are not safe.  The good news is that this election is not decided by the enemies of life, liberty, and the Ten Commandments.  It is decided by the good people of Alabama and those who know Judge Moore the best stand with him the strongest.”

“When you weigh the options, do you trust the Washington Post, do you trust the Republican Establishment, do you trust the alt left movement the media mob? Do these folks hold our values? Or do you trust Roy Moore? The people of Alabama are going to say the most trustworthy the most honorable, probably the valiant leader running for office today is Judge Roy Moore and they are going to bring him to office,” said Porter.

Dr. Stephen Hotzi M.D., who heads the Restore our Godly Heritage PAC said that Moore went to the Military Academy at West Point, and there he embraced the virtues of ‘Duty, honor, country.’ He led men into battle against the Communists in Vietnam. To protect the right to have the Ten Commandment monuments in the Supreme Court; Judge Moore opposed that, and a group of unelected political appointees removed him from office. We need an uncompromised man. The swamp is inhabited by cowardly rhinos, communist Democrats, greedy lobbyists and the alt-left lackeys in the press.”

“I stand with Judge Roy Moore because he never leaves God out. I must stand with Roy Moore because I stand on the Declaration (of Independence). We are creatures of God endowed with inalienable rights,” Ambassador Alan Keyes said. Keyes warned that if Moore is removed then “We are in danger of becoming Should stop being a government by and for the people and become a government by and for the most powerful people. The people are sovereign. They choose their ministers.”

Keyes denounced the “Scurrilous accusations” against Judge Moore and the media that “Tell us that the presumption of innocence has no place in our elections. They tell you that it is about Roy Moore. In fact it is about stripping you of the presumption of innocence. If we let them get away with this then the United States of America will become the United States of serfdom.”

Ambassador Keyes said that Moore understands that our rights come from God, and that, “When you come to take our rights you spit in the face of God that is why they hate him.”

“I stand with Roy Moore and my Mother Phyllis Schlafly would be here today if she were still with us,” Andy Schlafly with Eagle Forum said. Schlafly also said that whenever we get close to overturning Roe v. Wade, the Left pulls something like this in order to try to stop us.

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Tom Brown, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Gallant, Ala., said that he is proud to have been Roy Moore’s pastor for 25 years. “I know the man and he is a man of character.”

Elizabeth Johnson denounced the, “Ludicrous charges organized by transgender activists.” Johnson said that Moore was being, “Unjustly lynched.”  “Doug Jones stands for the destruction of the family and abortion.”  “I have never known  a political couple to be more joined at the hip than Roy Moore and his wife Kayla.”  “As for me and my house we will stand with Judge Roy Moore.”

Colorado state legislator Gordon Klingenschmitt (R), who is also the host of PJIN news, said, “I don’t know these ladies,” but suggested that Beverly Nelson has been lying in this case, and that Leah Corfman’s own mother has accused her of lying in this case. “Thou shall not bear false witness.”

“I stood with Judge Moore when they took away the Ten Commandments. He stands for the sanctity of human life, for the sanctity of marriage,… Roy Moore I stand with you and I stand against the communists the raunchy Rhinos and all of the rest,” Pastor Ernie Sanders said. Sanders said that one of the women has made several accusations against pastors and another of Moore’s accusers is a woman who has worked for the Clinton and Biden campaigns.

“I stand with Judge Moore. I wish the people of Alabama could come and see the media, their facial expressions and body language, the scowls on their faces. They have employed these tactics against Herman Cain and against the President. Vote your faith,” Pastor Stephen Borden said.

Rabbi Noson Leiter with Torah Jews for Decency said, “I am honored to stand with judge Roy Moore.” Leiter said that the flood resulted from the acceptance of same sex marriage and warned that so many are in open rebellion against God. Leiter said that Moore is being attacked by, “Democratic and Republican homosexualists.”  “We need Judge Moore to stand against the transgender/LGBT mafia.”

Porter said of Moore, “Thank you for being the candidate that we dream of.”

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Judge Roy Moore said, “It is indeed an honor when I look at the group of people behind me. They all have one thing in common…..” “The one thing that we have in common is a concern for our country,” Moore said. “A concern for our future. They know that this country faces rough times ahead if we don’t go back to the One on upon on whom it is founded.”

“One thing I would like to see happen in our country is unity. On thing I have wanted is unity,” Moore said. “I wanted to see unity I never dreamed that I would succeed before I was even elected.  I have unified the Democrats and the Republicans in fighting against me because they don’t want me there. As you know the Washington Post has brought some scurrilous false charges, they aren’t even charges but accusations which I have emphatically denied time and time again. The Washington Post is certainly not evidence. What I want to do in this campaign is very simple and that is to get back to the issues which some have avoided addressing.”

“What is important is how we address the future of this country by cutting taxes, rebuilding our military, repealing Obamacare putting good justices and judges on the federal and Supreme Court of the United States,” Moore said.  “We have got to stop judicial supremacy or we are losing our form of government. Many of you have recognized that this is an effort by Mitch McConnell from the people of Alabama and they will not stand for it. They overcame $30 million and now they are trying a different tactic.”

“They asked me to step down from the campaign. I want to tell you who needs to step down and that is Mitch McConnell. There have been comments about me taking a stand. Yes I have taken a stand in the past and I will take a stand in the future and I will quit standing when they lay me in that box and put me in the ground. I am proud to stand with the people that I see behind me and the people of Alabama to Washington D.C. and the people of this country and that is an acknowledgement of God, an acknowledgement of the Constitution an acknowledgement that we need moral value back in our country and without God we can never succeed.”

Moore faces Clinton era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones in the special election on Dec. 12, 2017.

Porter would only allow questions about issues, and the reporters from the national media refused to ask anything but questions about the scandal, so the news conference ended abruptly.

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Written By

Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,794 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.

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