By Blake Edmunds
The Alabama senatorial race involving Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Judge Roy Moore has hit national headlines after several women came forward with claims Jones had propositioned them when they were under 18.
Jones is leading Moore in the polls in one of the reddest states in the union, but several Trump supporters and Evangelical Christians still support Moore, in spite of the accusations of pedophilia.
Franklin Graham, son of famed pastor Billy Graham, has come to the defense of Moore.
“If God can forgive Roy Moore, so can I,” said Graham. “At least he’s not a baby-killing liberal who wants to teach your son how to dress like a woman.”
Several other conservatives support Moore. According to Right Wing Watch, right-wing activists such as Alan Keyes and preacher Janet Porter had gathered in Alabama to back Moore.
“We need Judge Moore to stand up to the LGBT transgender mafia, which legislates sins that the Bible brands abomination into public policy, thereby advancing laws that result in state-sanctioned abuse of children and adults alike,” said Rabbi Noson Leiter, who is anti-gay marriage.
Also, radio show host and American Family Association official Sandy Rios compared Moore to Jesus.
“Remember that Jesus himself was accused, but he was completely innocent,” Rios said.
She also said Moore was being persecuted for his Christian views.
“His opinions on marriage, the sanctity of marriage, and the rule of law and the Ten Commandments are so unpalatable to the Washington establishment,” Rios said. “They’re revulsed by that.”
The Business Standard News also interviewed Bud Hardin, an Alabama Trump supporter. Hardin blamed Moore’s accuser.
“Moore was just being a man and those young hussies probably tempted him, with low-cut blouses and short skirts,” said Hardin.
According to a JMC Analytics Poll, 29 percent of Alabamans said the recent allegations meant they were more likely to support Moore.