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Evangelicals say they are more likely to vote for Roy Moore after child molestation allegations

If you thought the slew of sexual assault and child molestation allegations made against disgraced judge Roy Moore would tank his chances at winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, think again.

new poll shows that nearly 40% of devout Evangelical Christians in Alabama say they’re now more likely to vote for Moore after multiple allegations by women who say he sexually harassed and molested them when they were children.

Yes, you read that correctly, folks. They say they are more likely to vote for the alleged sexual predator.

Related: Alabama’s only gay legislator unleashes on Roy Moore and his pathetic defenders

The poll, which was conducted by JMC Analytics, also found that only 28% said they were less likely to vote for Moore, and 34% said their support has not wavered since the story broke.

Moore has long been considered the golden boy of the evangelical community. He was twice removed from his post as Alabama’s chief justice–first for refusing to remove Ten Commandments monument from the lobby of the state judicial building, and then for ordering probate judges to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality.

Sadly, these numbers aren’t terribly surprising. At least not when you consider exit polls after last year’s presidential election found that 80% of evangelicals voted for Donald Trump despite the whole p*ssy grabbing remarks and all the sexual assault allegations lodged against him.

In other Roy Moore news, during a press conference this morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on the disgraced judge to drop out of the race.

“I believe the women, yes,” McConnell told reporters in Kentucky, adding, “I think [Moore] should step aside.”

Moore responded by pulling a move straight out of Donald Trump’s playbook: he fired off a bitter tweet:

Yet another day in Trump’s America.

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33 Comments

  • Heywood Jablowme

    Remember how evangelicals said that gay marriage would lead to more pedophilia? (etc.)

    Maybe they were right. It led to MOORE pedophilia! And more acceptance of Moore pedophilia!

    • Kangol

      +10 for that punnery!

    • Tombear

      Heywood that comment was quite punny!

  • Paco

    It’s pretty clear that the evangelical religious right is nothing more than a political group. They conveniently ignore their morals whenever it suits them. It’s time to stop entertaining their duplicity where their religious beliefs are concerned. They are the first to toss those beliefs in the trash for a political win.

  • Xzamilloh

    These are people who exercise the same kind of cognitive dissonance as any of these other extreme ideological groups. Jesus this and Jesus this, baaahbull this and baaaaahbull that, but then won’t hesitate to blow someone’s head off, discriminate based on gender, religion — or lack thereof — sexual orientation, or belief system, and routinely demonstrate their profound lack of knowledge of anything in their Aesop fables of iron age bullcrap. So it’s no surprise that these are the same ignoramuses that yell about liberals being snowflakes and pedophile lovers and then turn right around and turn (the rest of) their thinking abilities off and go, “Fake news!! Fake news!!”

  • Creamsicle

    These evangelicals had better give up the title of the “Moral Majority,” because it’s clear that all they want to do is thump their chests and convince people to favor identity politics over their own interests. If you’re fine with a child molester representing you then you need to take stock of your life. Also, why the he’ll would you vote him into office when you know he’s going to be removed by criminal prosecution before long?

  • Kangol

    I was waiting to see how long it would take for someone he’d allegedly raped to come forward. Should he get elected, of course the very same Republicans shunning him will run to embrce him, and some disappointing Democratic Senators will say despite his pedophilia and rac!sm and rabid anti-gay stances he’s not so bad, and share with us how they exchanged tips on the best DC barbers or where to find the tastiest barbecued ribs in northern Virginian or photo books of their grandkids…wait, maybe not that last one!

  • zsmith92

    This seems like an attempt to keep Democrats out of the government.

  • jd.cali

    I’m tired of the southern “Christian” evangelicals holding back American progress.
    They are defiantly ignorant.
    Their @values” has nothing to do with religious principles. It’s simply hate mongering within an ignorant, hateful manipulated cult.

    • radiooutmike

      Unfortunately, we don’t need American “progress” when the evangelical Christians are in power. To paraphrase a hymn, ‘This house is not their home, they’re just a passing through.’

      When you have a block of voters/legislators who think this place we live in does not matter, simply because they’ll get heavenly gifts in the after-life, we have a big problem. I don’t trust any Christian who quotes more from the Old Testament than from any of the Four Gospels. Justification for every horrible thing done by any of us (meaning our government, in our name) is always backed up with scripture.

      You know what isn’t backed up by scripture? Any social programs that actually help the poor, the disabled or the indigent. Those items actually in the New Testament are pilloried down by conservatives via that Godless Communism and Socialism.

  • Bob LaBlah

    Its really a damn shame that POS such as him, Kim Davis and others have been given more air time or this site than the historic win last week of these trans gendered members of our community. But hey, this is Queerty we’re talking about here isn’t it? Andrea Jenkins had everything but the kitchen sink thrown at her and she still won but of course that didn’t matter. Keep going the way your going, gay media, and you will succeed at resurrecting this old bastard, which I do believe is your intention.

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2017/11/08/wins-for-transgender-candidates-seen-as-nationwide-clarion-call/

  • StupidBoy

    There is a big outreach to get preachers to get their congregation out to “Witness”. After Charlottesville, my middle brother (born again) called my mom and yelled at her that (a lifelong Lutheran) wasn’t born again and hated the Bible. With kudos points for her, she told him she didn’t believe in the Bible (she’s really more atheist, but I’ll allow agnostic at 74). He hasn’t talked to her in two months. He is a smart, well-educated lawyer living in a podunk town in Iowa and I think he is letting his preacher talk him into things he normally wouldn’t believe. His son-in-law is from Africa. His two brothers are gay. His mom is agnostic (at least). His son’s baby mama has Cerebral Palsy. He has every reason to be a liberal, except that he is letting his minister talk him into being against his own family (all his wife’s family is “born again”, so they are all okay).

  • Tombear

    Any educated man can see that fundamentalist and Evangelical hate groups masquerade as churches. The original KKK was founded in a fundamentalist Baptist Church in the 1860’s. If you are a member of any of these hate groups you can essentially sin your ass off and literally murder people and you will be forgiven but if you love a member of your own sex you are going to Hell and there is no forgiveness for you! Seriously these fundamentalist and Evangelical Christians believe this! Moore has already been forgiven for his child molestation and that is why these “c”hristians still support him!

  • BriBri

    Queerty is SILENT on George Takei. Now isn’t that curious?

    • BriBri

      Funny how Takei has been posting about all these accusations of other celebrities and saying we have to believe the victims. Maybe now he’ll finally start believing the “innocent until proven guilty”

  • Jaxton

    Inmocent til proven guilty. Or is that something mad queens don’t believe in anymore?

    • BriBri

      Exactly, thank you but it isn’t just queens. Seems like all of the USA has forgotten.

    • Brody

      Only if you vote Democrat will the media respect your innocence until proven otherwise.

    • DCguy

      1. Awwww, how cute, Mo Bros Screenames are all trying to reply to each other.

      2. Innocent til proven guilty is in a court of law, not when it comes to choosing how to vote for the Senate. But nice Try.

      3. Funny, you didn’t wait for proof when all of you were attacking Harvey Winestein. Ohhhh, wait, that’s right, pedophilia and rape are ok with you as long as a Republican is the attacker.

      4. Thanks for ONCE AGAIN proving that your Putin loving account will ALWAYS defend people who hate lgbts.

  • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

    Virtue signallers of either the Right or Left (Weinstein) are invariably always the biggest hypocrites, using “morality” and “values” as a smokescreen to hide their crimes

  • BriBri

    I guess God forgave George Takei.

    • Brody

      Apparently you’re new here.
      Liberals can do no wrong in this neighborhood, and conservatives/libertarians/not-liberals are the very root of all evils. Oh, and George Takei was framed by the Russians.
      And now that you’re educated . . . lockstep!

    • DCguy

      Oh, I’m sorry, did you not notice what the article was about?

      It’s about the 5 witnesses who have come forward now to back up accounts of Roy Moore molesting teenage girls.

      Oh, and don’t forget multiple people in his home town including two former cops say he was banned from a local mall for harassing young girls.

      It’s funny when Mo Bro’s screename try that whole “Whataboutism!” response.

    • BriBri

      DCGUY, you were out of the crew club sling long enough to reply? Wow, that’s amazing.

    • Creamsicle

      What does the crew club burn (I’m assuming) mean? Is it a basic gay thing, or a gay of a certain age thing?

  • irbaboon

    christians are such jerks

    • 1EqualityUSA

      and Jesus wept.

  • DCguy

    Look, LGBTs have known that evangelicals have lied about actually being religious for years. They use religion as a cover for being hateful bigots.

    If they CARED about the Bible or Christ’s words they would be trying to outlaw divorce and clothing made of mixed fibers. But they ignore both of those “Abominations” and instead only concentrate on attacking women, minorities and lgbts. Again, we’ve known about their being lying hypocritical bigots for ages, apparently the rest of the country is just figuring that out.

  • Hussain-TheCanadian

    I’m actually more interested in finding out about what the overall evangelical community thinks of this; my understanding that the United States has close to 90 million evangelical Christians.

    I think it’s unfair to take those deranged 40% polled in Alabama as an indication of what “evangelicals” think on the topic of this disgraced judge.

  • dustychiffon

    Color me shocked.

  • Mack

    Obviously the Bible gives them permission to be pedophiles. The whole idea is not let the Democrats win at any costs. And if they elect him, then the Democrats can paint Republicans as the Party of Pedophiles.

  • Clay83

    Another very valid reason to show religious people cannot and should not be trusted. They are brain damaged and should never hold any positions of power, especially government

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