Christians are “being played” by the liberal media, the Republican hierarchy, and Saul Alinsky when it comes to the Roy Moore scandal in Alabama. That’s what Christian Right activist Tom Ertl says in a piece republished by Charisma.
He categorically rejects every single allegation of molestation and dating underage girls and general creepiness against Moore because… well, the people publishing the details are clearly out to persecute Christians and that alone counters all the facts.
Usually, in the more public high-profile cases where corrupt men procure their liars, they do a more thorough job of vetting their false witnesses. Ms. Corfman and Ms. Nelson’s credibility was destroyed so quickly that we can conclude that their organizers have been very sloppy in their recruitment and orchestration.
… All of this has been orchestrated by political agents looking to destroy a good man. Can you imagine the expense, time and research these men must have gone through to coordinate these attacks on Judge Moore? We also know from our own biblical history that false witnesses do not come without a cost.
… we have the real purpose of the Washington Post article [in which Moore was accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl]: to orchestrate a smear campaign against Moore in order to suppress the Christian vote in the Alabama Senate race.
Interestingly enough, Ertl has nothing to say about Moore hitting on underage girls, even with their parents’ permission, something Moore’s own side has admitted to.
But this is how coverups work. Ertl can’t bring himself to admit that a man with conservative Christian values would ever do anything wrong, so he discredits the multiple victims, not by showing their stories to be false, but by discrediting the methods by which they told their stories (to people who would actually listen).
You want to know why some women waited decades to come forward? Because men like Ertl will never believe them and will instead devote a lot of time to dragging their names through the mud.
The Washington Post writers who broke the story — all three of whom were women, by the way — even explained that they were never looking for a scandal:
Neither Corfman nor any of the other women sought out The Post. While reporting a story in Alabama about supporters of Moore’s Senate campaign, a Post reporter heard that Moore allegedly had sought relationships with teenage girls. Over the ensuing three weeks, two Post reporters contacted and interviewed the four women. All were initially reluctant to speak publicly but chose to do so after multiple interviews, saying they thought it was important for people to know about their interactions with Moore. The women say they don’t know one another.
Ertl eventually gives away the game for his readers:
Not voting for Judge Moore on Dec. 12 is a vote for partial-birth abortion, same-sex marriage, globalism, open borders and a liberal Supreme Court.
There you have it. Vote for the alleged pedophile over the squeaky-clean Democrat who prosecuted the KKK because they’ll get to appoint more conservative judges. That’s what this is all about, all the time. It’s why so many white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, too. Personal morality and ethics can go out the window if a conservative Christian politician promises to appoint conservative Christian judges.
The entire Bible should just be published with an asterisk on the cover that means “You can ignore everything in this book if it means another right-wing Supreme Court justice.”
For what it’s worth, the victims’ stories have not been discredited, no matter what Ertl says. And stories about Moore hitting on little girls (and possibly doing even more with them) are practically becoming routine.
The choice couldn’t be more clear: Vote for the alleged child molester who claims to be a Christian or vote for the Christian who actually lives and breathes his values.