Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. is backing Republican Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore. Moore was accused of a sexual encounter in 1979 with a woman who was 14-years-old at the time. The allegations suddenly appeared when Moore began doing well in the Senate race for Alabama.
Falwell said, “It comes down to a question who is more credible in the eyes of the voters — the candidate or the accuser,” he continued, “The same thing happened to President Trump a few weeks before his election last year except it was several women making allegations.”
He added, “He denied that any of them were true and the American people believed him and elected him the 45th president of the United States.”
Not to mention, Moore denied the allegations. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?
“And I believe the judge is telling the truth,” he said.
Fallwell Jr.’s comments come after the Post quoted Leigh Corfman, now 53, as saying Moore kissed her, touched her over her underwear and attempted to place her hand over his underwear when she was 14 years old and he was 32.
The report also quotes three other women on the record who say Moore approached them when he was in his 30s and they were teenagers, but that no sexual contact occurred outside of kissing in some of those cases.
Moore is running against Democrat Doug Jones for Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘s former Senate seat. The special election is set for Dec. 12.
But many in the conservative Christian community have rallied to defend him.
“I don’t think this kind of story will change support for him among Christians since he has categorically denied it. Most will see it as dirty politics,” Falwell Jr. said.
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