Roy Moore Defends His Use of Racist Slurs by Claiming They’re From the Bible. (They’re Not.)


'This Is the Gospel' Moore Claims. He's Wrong.

Over the weekend "Judge" Roy Moore referred to Native Americans and Asians as "reds and yellows." The leading candidate in the runoff race to be the Republican nominee to fill the seat in the U.S. Senate vacated by Jeff Sessions, Moore has a lengthy history of racism, homophobia, and religious extremism. 

And Moore tried to defend his use of the racist slurs by taking to Twitter and claiming they're from the Bible. 

They're not.

"Red, yellow, black and white they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world. This is the Gospel," Moore tweeted

No, it's not, according to CNN, which notes the phrase he tweeted is a Sunday School hymn. Either way, Moore's racism is showing.

Moore is a virulently anti-gay activist who once instructed Alabama judges to refuse same-sex couples marriage licenses - after the Supreme Court had ruled so doing was unconstitutional.

On Monday he also tried to defend himself by tweeting: "If we take it seriously, America can once again be united as one nation under God," which was the crux of his comments Sunday when he unleashed the derogatory remarks.

"We were torn apart in the Civil War — brother against brother, north against south, party against party," Moore told supporters on Sunday. "What's changed?" he asked.

"Now we've got blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting, Democrats and Republicans fighting, men and women fighting. What's going to unite us? What's going to bring us back together? A President? A Congress? No. It's going to be God."

Here's how some on Twitter responded to Moore's latest claims

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