'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.
"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 â€” 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
You're a terrible person.â€” Happily Never After (@paganforge) September 19, 2017
It's literally NOT the gospel. A Christian here to let Roy know he's lost his way. Jesus wouldnt be okay with the things you say/do. #shameâ€” Barb Nelson (@bknbwdwi) September 19, 2017
Ur language is insensitive, ur theology is way off, & I don't think there's much conflict btw Native Americans & Chinese Americans. #repentâ€” shannon carter price (@goodlazymom) September 19, 2017
Hi Ray. Sorry to rip the bandaid off here, but god is a made up thing that you believe in because it helps you cope with reality.â€” Casey Cavanagh (@CaseycVT) September 19, 2017
Roses are red, grasses are green, sky is blue, Trump is a racist and so are you.â€” Z-Man (@fedexman1) September 19, 2017
Dude, are you actually stressing about this?! Your racism is a feature to your base, not a bug.â€” Nasty N. Alabama (@NastyInAlabama) September 18, 2017
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