Which Denomination Had the Highest Number of Pastors Listed as Endorsers for Accused Pedophile Roy Moore?

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Today, the wife of embattled Senate candidate and accused pedophile Roy Moore released a letter of support signed by fifty religious leaders.  The letter reads:

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.

Presumably, the effort to get the religious “leaders” to sign the letter happened before the fifth accuser came forward today with an even more brutal account of Moore’s sexual assault of a young girl.
Which denomination had the highest number of pastors endorse accused pedophile Roy Moore?  The Baptists win the “award” for the most endorsements, by far, with a whopping twenty-two.


Baptist — 22 Endorsements

Dr. Tom Ford, III, Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Montgomery, 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 (Madison Baptist Church)
Pastor Mark Liddle, Dominion Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama
Pastor Steve Sanders, Victory Baptist Church, Millbrook, Alabama
Dr. Richard Fox, retired Baptist pastor
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 Jim Lester, Fannin Road Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama
Pastor Thad Endicott, Heritage Baptist Church, Opelika, Alabama
Pastor David Floyd, Marvyn Parkway Baptist Church, Opelika, Alabama
Pastor Paul Hubbard, Lakeview Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama
Rev. Carl Head, Lakeview Baptist Church, Montgomery, 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 (Parkview Baptist)
Pastor Franklin and Mrs. Pamela Raddish, Capitol Hill Independent Baptist Ministries
Pastor Earl Wise, Highland Gardens Baptist Church

Church of God — 2 endorsements

Pastor Stan Cooke, Kimberly Church of God, Kimberly, Alabama
Pastor Mark Gidley, Faith Worship Center, Gadsden, Alabama

Methodist — 5 endorsements

Pastor Jamie Holcomb, Young’s Chapel, Piedmont, Alabama
Pastor Paul Elliott, Young’s Chapel, Piedmont, Alabama
Pastor Bill Snow, Edgewood Church, Anniston, Alabama
Pastor Bruce Jenkins, Young’s Chapel, Piedmont, Alabama
Pastor Keith Bond, Young’s Chapel, Piedmont, Alabama

Christian — 2 endorsements

Pastor Duwayne Bridges, Jr., Fairfax First Christian Church, Valley, Alabama
Pastor Rodney Gilmore, Covenant Christian, Gadsden, Alabama

Non-Denominational — 4 endorsements

William Green, Minister, Fresh Anointing House of Worship, Montgomery, Alabama
Maurice McCaney, Victory Christian Fellowship Church, Florence, Alabama
Pastor Jim Nelson, Church of the Living God, Moulton, Alabama
Bishop Fred and Tijuanna Adetunji, Fresh Anointing House of Worship, Montgomery, Alabama

Church of Christ — 2 endorsements

Pastor/Elder Ted Phillips, Christ Church, Odenville, Alabama

Rev. Edwin Roberts, Adams Street Church of Christ, Enterprise, Alabama

Free Presbyterian Church — 3 endorsements

Tim Yarbrough, Elder, Trinity Free Presbyterian, Trinity, Alabama
Pastor Myron Mooney, Trinity Free Presbyterian, Trinity, Alabama
Jerry Frank, Elder, Trinity Free Presbyterian, Trinity, Alabama

Presbyterian Church in America — 1 endorsement*

Dr. George Grant, Pastor, Parish Presbyterian Church, was included in this list.  However, News Channel 4 says he was included without his permission:

Grant said he did not give permission for his name to be on this list.

Grant told News 4 he hasn’t spoken to Moore in a decade. Grant added he hasn’t spoken to Moore’s campaign since it started.

Grant also said he is not concerned with the politics in Alabama, saying, “Not my state. Not my issues.”

Assemblies of God — 2 endorsements

Rev. Charles Morris, Pastor Grace Way Fellowship, Evergreen Alabama

Pastor Lane Simmons and Margie Dale Simmons, First Assembly of God, Greenville Alabama

Anglican — 1 endorsement

Dr. Peter and Roseann Waldron, St. Francis Anglican Church

Evangelical Free — 1 endorsement

Pastor David Whitney, Cornerstone Church

Holiness Church — 1 endorsement

Rick and Beverly Simpson, Summit Holiness Church, Alabama

Unknown Denomination — 7 endorsements

Dr. Terry Batton, Christian Renewal and Development Ministries, Eufaula, Alabama
Pastors Tim and Elizabeth Hanson, Smiths Station, Alabama
Dr. Randy Cooper, Pastor, Warrior, Alabama
Reverend Bill Owens, Coalition of African American Pastors
Dr. Michael Peroutka, Institute on the Constitution
Rev. Tim Head, Montgomery, Alabama
Pastor Bruce Word, Freedom Church, Gadsden, Alabama


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