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d_r

(6,907 posts)
Mon Nov 13, 2017, 02:53 PM Nov 2017

53 Pastors sign a letter of support for Roy Moore

Because this was an open letter, I think that I can post the whole thing. I'm sorry moderators if it should have followed the four paragraph rule. My question - besides the clear moral ickiness of supporting an alleged pedophile for political reason, is how does this impact the tax exempt status of their churches?

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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.

As a consequence of his unwavering faith in God and his immovable convictions for Biblical principles, he was ousted as Chief Justice in 2003. As a result, he continued his life pursuit by starting the Foundation for Moral Law, which litigates religious liberty cases around our Nation. After being re-elected again to Chief Justice in 2012, by an overwhelming majority, he took another round of persecution for our faith as he stood up for the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman.

You can know a man by his enemies, and he's made plenty - from the radical organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU to the liberal media and a handful of establishment politicians from Washington. He has friends too, a lot of them. They live all across this great State, work hard all week, and fill our pews on Sunday. They know him as a father, a grandfather, a man who loves God's Word and knows much of it by heart, a man who cares for the people, a man who understands our Constitution in the tradition of our Founding Fathers, and a man who deeply loves America. It's no wonder the Washington establishment has declared all-out war on his campaign.


We are ready to join the fight and send a bold message to Washington: dishonesty, fear of man, and immorality are an affront to our convictions and our Savior and we won't put up with it any longer. We urge you to join us at the polls to cast your vote for Roy Moore.

In your service,
Dr. Tom Ford, III, Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama
Pastor Stan Cooke, Kimberly Church of God, Kimberly, Alabama
Pastor Jonathan Rodgers, Dothan, Alabama
Pastor Joseph Smith, Pine Air Baptist Church, Grand Bay Alabama
Dr. David E. Gonnella, Pastor, Theodore, Alabama
Pastor Mike Allison, Madison, Alabama
Dr. Terry Batton, Christian Renewal and Development Ministries, Eufaula, Alabama
Pastors Tim and Elizabeth Hanson, Smiths Station, Alabama
Pastor Mark Liddle, Dominion Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama
Pastor Steve Sanders, Victory Baptist Church, Millbrook, Alabama
Dr. Richard Fox, retired Baptist pastor
Dr. Randy Cooper, Pastor, Warrior, Alabama
William Green, Minister, Fresh Anointing House of Worship, Montgomery, Alabama
Maurice McCaney, Victory Christian Fellowship Church, Florence, Alabama
Pastor Jamie Holcomb, Young's Chapel, Piedmont, Alabama
Pastor Paul Elliott, Young's Chapel, Piedmont, Alabama
Pastor Rodney Gilmore, Covenant Christian, Gadsden, Alabama
Pastor Mark Gidley, Faith Worship Center, Gadsden, Alabama
Pastor Bill Snow, Edgewood Church, Anniston, Alabama
Pastor Michael Yates, Webster's Chapel, Gadsden, Alabama
Pastor Mark Holden, Webster's Chapel, Gadsden, Alabama
Pastor Joshua Copeland, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Anniston, Alabama
Pastor Bruce Jenkins, Young's Chapel, Piedmont, Alabama
Pastor Keith Bond, Young's Chapel, Piedmont, Alabama
Pastor Jim Lester, Fannin Road Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama
Pastor Thad Endicott, Heritage Baptist Church, Opelika, Alabama
Bishop Fred and Tijuanna Adetunji, Fresh Anointing House of Worship, Montgomery, Alabama
Pastor David Floyd, Marvyn Parkway Baptist Church, Opelika, Alabama
Pastor Bruce Word, Freedom Church, Gadsden, Alabama
Pastor Paul Hubbard, Lakeview Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama
Rev. Carl Head, Lakeview Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama
Pastor Duwayne Bridges, Jr., Fairfax First Christian Church, Valley, Alabama
Rev. Edwin Roberts, Adams Street Church of Christ, Enterprise, Alabama
Pastor John McCrummen, Open Door Baptist Church, Enterprise, Alabama
Rev. Mickey Counts, Open Door Baptist Church, Enterprise, Alabama
Rev. Alex Pagen, Open Door Baptist Church, Enterprise, Alabama
Pastor Glenn Brock, Eufaula, Alabama
Rev. Tim Head, Montgomery, Alabama
Pastor/Elder Ted Phillips, Christ Church, Odenville, Alabama
Tim Yarbrough, Elder, Trinity Free Presbyterian, Trinity, Alabama
Pastor Myron Mooney, Trinity Free Presbyterian, Trinity, Alabama
Jerry Frank, Elder, Trinity Free Presbyterian, Trinity, Alabama
Pastor Jim Nelson, Church of the Living God, Moulton, Alabama
Pastor Earl Wise, Millbrook, Alabama
Rick and Beverly Simpson, Summit Holiness Church, Alabama
Pastor Lane Simmons and Margie Dale Simmons, First Assembly of God, Greenville Alabama
Rev. Charles Morris, Pastor Grace Way Fellowship, Evergreen Alabama
Dr. George Grant, Pastor, Parish Presbyterian Church
Pastor David Whitney, Cornerstone Church
Dr. Peter and Roseann Waldron, St. Francis Anglican Church
Pastor Franklin and Mrs. Pamela Raddish, Capitol Hill Independent Baptist Ministries
Dr. Michael Peroutka, Institute on the Constitution
Reverend Bill Owens, Coalition of African American Pastors
Church names are listed for identification purposes only

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53 Pastors sign a letter of support for Roy Moore (Original Post) d_r Nov 2017 OP
Those are 53 pastors who should lose their jobs. CatMor Nov 2017 #1
And the churches involved need to start paying taxes Gothmog Nov 2017 #17
This should be down right scary for people of faith. Sneederbunk Nov 2017 #2
Who says that Protestant denominations are different from the Catholic church? lagomorph777 Nov 2017 #37
FUCK. THEM. ALL. spanone Nov 2017 #3
Bold - putting one's support for a pedophile in writing lame54 Nov 2017 #4
They don't believe he's a pedophile. Mariana Nov 2017 #33
Disgusting. madaboutharry Nov 2017 #5
Shame on the republican #PastorsForPedophiles Achilleaze Nov 2017 #6
#preachersforpedos workinclasszero Nov 2017 #20
If the god they're spouting exists, they're toast. Cyrano Nov 2017 #7
Ah, well, now we know which Bettie Nov 2017 #8
I didn't see Pastor Fuzz listed there. TheCowsCameHome Nov 2017 #9
53 Fake disciples of their Christ. Their Christ would be so ashamed Roland99 Nov 2017 #10
53 pastors that should be investigated. Solly Mack Nov 2017 #11
these are some seriously sick fucks.... dhill926 Nov 2017 #12
"53 Muslim cleric sign letter of support for Iranian politician accused of underage sex". That would Fred Sanders Nov 2017 #13
Exactly. n/t phylny Nov 2017 #39
Time to take their tax exempt status away Gothmog Nov 2017 #14
Source??? Louis1895 Nov 2017 #15
You can see it on al.com d_r Nov 2017 #23
Go down in writing supporting the guy. Bunch of nuts. oasis Nov 2017 #16
S I C K AF GeorgeGist Nov 2017 #18
53 seriously fucked up individuals. smirkymonkey Nov 2017 #19
So sad this is what our country has become blueinredohio Nov 2017 #21
Because they is all men of Gawd Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2017 #22
Scum. Nt BootinUp Nov 2017 #24
Wow, a whole 53! blogslut Nov 2017 #25
good point nt d_r Nov 2017 #31
Where were these pastors ordained.... chillfactor Nov 2017 #26
The Church of Satan clearly condemns harming children Mariana Nov 2017 #38
Wait. Did the Johnson Amendment already get repealed? Freethinker65 Nov 2017 #27
Suffer the little children. Orrex Nov 2017 #28
Theyre all likely pedophiles. If you condone this, you probably are. kysrsoze Nov 2017 #29
I'm so disgusted by the fact that they list the Southern Poverty Law Center as his (ergo, an) enemy renate Nov 2017 #30
Wow! Sounds like Bannon or Trump is their Savior, it sure isn't Jesus. SharonClark Nov 2017 #32
FAKE NEWS !!! There's no mention of Hillary being blamed..... OnDoutside Nov 2017 #34
"A bold defender of the little guy "LOL elehhhhna Nov 2017 #35
Disgusting Blecht Nov 2017 #36
how is this a pastor or church? WingInTheDoor Nov 2017 #40
welcome to DU gopiscrap Nov 2017 #48
"Men of God" and a few of their wives Progressive dog Nov 2017 #41
That Reverend Bill Owens of the Coalition of African American Pastors is mfcorey1 Nov 2017 #42
That is an interesting link thank you nt d_r Nov 2017 #43
+1 dalton99a Nov 2017 #49
I bet one of out three is just like him. MrsCoffee Nov 2017 #44
Disgusting Buttons3345 Nov 2017 #45
Anyone know the date? lindysalsagal Nov 2017 #46
it was posted on al.com at 1:00ish today est nt d_r Nov 2017 #47

lagomorph777

(30,613 posts)
37. Who says that Protestant denominations are different from the Catholic church?
Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:51 PM
Nov 2017

Seems they both agree on a major pillar of faith: pedophilia.

Mariana

(14,879 posts)
33. They don't believe he's a pedophile.
Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:37 PM
Nov 2017

They believe he's a fine, upstanding Christian, a champion of the faith, who is being persecuted.

 

workinclasszero

(28,270 posts)
20. #preachersforpedos
Mon Nov 13, 2017, 03:19 PM
Nov 2017

Sick bastards are full on republican right wing scum.

Jesus is just a word to these liars. They left his teachings years ago, heretic bastards.

Fred Sanders

(23,946 posts)
13. "53 Muslim cleric sign letter of support for Iranian politician accused of underage sex". That would
Mon Nov 13, 2017, 03:02 PM
Nov 2017

never happen. But if an evangelical American Christian....the hypocrisy stinks to their so called heaven.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
19. 53 seriously fucked up individuals.
Mon Nov 13, 2017, 03:13 PM
Nov 2017

They should be investigated and their churches should lose their tax-exempt status. SICK!

blogslut

(38,210 posts)
25. Wow, a whole 53!
Mon Nov 13, 2017, 03:59 PM
Nov 2017

I live in a Texas town with just under 200,000 people. A quick scan of the phone book yields about 200 listings for individual churches.

Roy Moore could only find 53 pastors? I suppose that speaks well of the hundreds of thousands of congregations that did not sign this letter.

Mariana

(14,879 posts)
38. The Church of Satan clearly condemns harming children
Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:57 PM
Nov 2017

and will expel anyone who does so. It has no history of excusing and covering for child molesters. Please do not slander them. These pastors are not Satanists. They are Christians.

renate

(13,776 posts)
30. I'm so disgusted by the fact that they list the Southern Poverty Law Center as his (ergo, an) enemy
Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:18 PM
Nov 2017

I can see how they'd have differences of opinion with the ACLU, but the SPLC? Really? My God. (Who has nothing in common with their God, apparently.)

SharonClark

(10,057 posts)
32. Wow! Sounds like Bannon or Trump is their Savior, it sure isn't Jesus.
Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:35 PM
Nov 2017

"We are ready to join the fight and send a bold message to Washington: dishonesty, fear of man, and immorality are an affront to our convictions and our Savior and we won't put up with it any longer. We urge you to join us at the polls to cast your vote for Roy Moore. "

 

elehhhhna

(32,076 posts)
35. "A bold defender of the little guy "LOL
Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:49 PM
Nov 2017

Of course they're talking about the little guy in his pants

Blecht

(3,803 posts)
36. Disgusting
Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:49 PM
Nov 2017

This is why I would never consider leaving my kids alone with an official of any religion.

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