Jesus wept: Alabama senate candidate and Christian extremist Roy Moore sexually abused a 14-year-old-girl, and sexually pursued other underage girls.
Bombshell: The Washington Post reports U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl in 1979 when Moore was a 32-year-old district attorney.
Adding fuel to the fire, the report indicates that Moore pursued sexual relationships with at least three other underage women while serving as district attorney.
A new report out today contains four women who claim that Alabama senate candidate and former state Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore pursued relationships with them while they were teenagers. One of them claims that the two had sexual contact.
Leigh Corfman says that when she was 14 Roy Moore, the current GOP Senate candidate in Alabama, initiated a sexual encounter with her. CBS offers a detailed account of the abuse:
Moore approached Corfman, outside a courtroom in Alabama while her mother was inside at a child custody hearing and struck up a conversation with her.
He asked for Corfman’s phone number and picked up a few days later near her house and drove her to his home in the woods 30 minutes away…
Moore told Corfman “how pretty she was and kissed her”…
Moore, on a second visit, took off Corfman’s shirt and pants and he removed his own clothes, … he touched her over her bra and underwear and “he guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.”
The Washington Post reports that three other women also say that Moore approached them and made sexual advances toward them when they were still teenagers:
Wendy Miller says she was 14 and working as a Santa’s helper at the Gadsden Mall when Moore first approached her, and 16 when he asked her on dates, which her mother forbade. Debbie Wesson Gibson says she was 17 when Moore spoke to her high school civics class and asked her out on the first of several dates that did not progress beyond kissing. Gloria Thacker Deason says she was an 18-year-old cheerleader when Moore began taking her on dates that included bottles of Mateus Rosé wine.
Moore’s sexual misconduct stands in strike contrast to his image as an overly pious religious extremist. In fact, Moore is a dangerous religious extremist who places his Christian faith above the U.S. Constitution, and believes that “God is the only source of our law, liberty and government.”
Moore was removed not once, but twice, from his position as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for his refusal to obey the law because it conflicted with his extreme Christianity.
Indeed, the GOP senate candidate believes that God punishes the U.S. for immoral behavior, and “God’s law” can invalidate federal court decisions. Earlier this year Moore declared:
God is the only source of our law, liberty and government.
In addition, Moore told Vox that the U.S. Constitution was written to “foster religion and foster Christianity.”
Last year Moore declared that the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage was “even worse” than the notorious 1857 Dred Scott ruling that upheld slavery.
Moore rejects science in favor of religious superstition, and rejects the indisputable fact that biological evolution is true. Recently Moore explained his rejection of science to the Washington Post, claiming:
There’s no such thing as evolution… That we came from a snake? No I don’t believe that.
Moore, now 70, is competing in the special election in Alabama on Dec. 12 against Democrat Doug Jones.
Bottom line: Roy Moore is a dangerous Christian extremist who sexually abused a 14-year-old-girl, and pursued sexual relationships with at least three other underage girls while serving as a district attorney.