An evangelical church in Alabama has found itself in hot water after posting their support for embattled Republican senate candidate Roy Moore on their sign. Moore has been accused of sexual abuse and harassment by multiple women who were teenagers as young as 14 at the time.
The Living Way Ministries Church in Opelika, Alabama has removed the sign that caused nationwide outrage after a photo of it was posted to social media.
WHNT News 19 called the church to inquire about the controversial sign and was told that someone who has a key to the sign put the message up. The pastor asked to have it removed two days later.
A federal law, known as the Johnson amendment, prohibits churches from endorsing political candidates, but the new Republican tax plan would repeal the amendment. President Donald Trump made the idea of allowing churches to become heavily involved in politics a large part of his candidacy in an attempt to woo evangelical voters.
The religious right has rallied around Moore for some reason, offering up excuses for his sexual abuse and harassment of teenaged girls. Moore and his supporters have claimed that LGBT people are behind the allegations in an attempt to prevent his election; this is, of course, untrue.
While the Republican National Committee previously cut ties with the candidate over the allegations, after President Trump – who was also accused of sexual harassment and abuse by multiple women during the presidential election – endorsed Moore, the group has announced they will resume supporting Moore.