Some Alabama Pastors Back Moore Even If He’s Guilty Of Molestation: Some 14 Year-Olds Could Pass For 20

The Boston Globe reports:

None of the nearly 10 pastors reached by phone said the allegations of sexual misconduct changed their views about Moore. Several said the allegations made them more proud to vote for the former judge. Repeatedly, the pastors attempted to discredit Moore’s accusers in personal terms, with some dismissing their emotional stories as “crocodile tears” and “fake news.”

“I don’t know how much these women are getting paid, but I can only believe they’re getting a healthy sum,” said pastor Earl Wise, a Moore supporter from Millbrook, Ala. Wise said he would support Moore even if the allegations were true and the candidate was proved to have sexually molested teenage girls and women.

“There ought to be a statute of limitations on this stuff,” Wise said. “How these gals came up with this, I don’t know. They must have had some sweet dreams somewhere down the line. “Plus,” he added, “there are some 14-year-olds, who, the way they look, could pass for 20.”

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“This attack on Judge Moore is an attempt by the Democrats to sway voters in Alabama,” said Pastor David Floyd of Marvyn Parkway Baptist Church, Opelika. “I don’t believe those women. In this country you are innocent until proven guilty.”

Pastor Franklin Raddish of the Capitol Hill Independent Baptist Ministries, a nationwide church, told from his South Carolina home that the spate of accusations against men in politics, Hollywood and elsewhere was a “war on men.”

“More women are sexual predators than men,” said Raddish. “Women are chasing young boys up and down the road, but we don’t hear about that because it’s not PC.”

But not all local pastors are still on board:

A host of Christian pastors criticized U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and the conservative policies he supports on Saturday, and encouraged Alabama’s religious leaders to sign onto a letter denouncing the Republican’s “misguided candidacy.”

“It is an extraordinary and almost unprecedented thing for pastors to take a public stand against a candidate for public office,” said the Rev. Angie Wright, associate director of the Greater Birmingham Ministries and a retired United Church of Christ pastor. “But these are extraordinary times and requires all of us to take extraordinary measures.”

VIDEO: That’s Pastor Earl Wise in the middle, singing about “how beautiful heaven must be.”