Yesterday’s polls indicate that the Alabama race for Senator today may be close. My earnest prayer is that Roy Moore be elected. I respect the right of other believers to disagree respectfully. However, to call Moore a danger to teenagers after living a morally chaste life for well over 30 years is slander. He simply doesn’t fit the profile of a “sexual predator.” All the women who have known him for decades attest to this. Moore has stood courageously for religious liberty, life in the womb, a male-female foundation for marriage, the sanctity of biological gender, and sound judicial appointments.

Yes, we put our trust in God. But when God offers us help and we spurn it, don’t blame God for not providing it. Those who abuse you as hypocrites are merely highlighting their own sin and underscoring the weakness of their case.

Yes, Moore has made some gaffes. But they are nothing compared to the deliberate statements of Doug Jones promoting abortion (“Once a baby is born, I’m going to be there for that child; that’s where I become a right to lifer”), transgenderism (i.e., men in women’s restrooms, forcing you to use biologically incorrect pronouns), coercive indoctrination for “gay marriage,” and the prosecution of any business owner who won’t contribute directly to the promotion of these immoralities. He also opposes any judicial appointments at odds with his radical left-wing views.

It would be a tragedy if a conservative state like Alabama should elect a hard-left senator on issues of sexual ethics, life, and religious liberty. Those who claim that a Jones victory won’t have much of an impact on family values and court appointments should consider this comment from Byron York:

“Just ask how hard it has been for the GOP to pass legislation with a 52-seat majority. It would become far harder with a 51-seat majority. Plus, losing the Alabama seat would make it easier — not easy, but easier — for Democrats to win control of the Senate in 2018. That would have profound effects. For example, President Trump could probably forget about putting another justice on the Supreme Court, should a vacancy arise. Trump and Republicans could forget about passing legislation, even with the lowered requirements of the reconciliation process. And Democratic committee chairmen would be running all the investigations of the Trump administration they like.”

Beware of those who are more upset by Moore’s courageous efforts at resisting one of the two worst SCOTUS decisions in US history (Obergefell) than by five rogue SCOTUS justices who violated their oath when they amended the Constitution by judicial fiat to create a “right” to same-sex marriage. One has to go back to the horrible Dred Scott decision in 1857 to see such a blatant disregard for the rule of law. Judge Moore’s actions were no more a disregard for the Constitution than were Abraham Lincoln’s efforts as president at obstructing and ignoring the Dred Scott decision.

Yes, we put our trust in God. But when God offers us help and we spurn it, don’t blame God for not providing it. Those who abuse you as hypocrites are merely highlighting their own sin and underscoring the weakness of their case.

Dr. Robert Gagnon
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Robert Gagnon is a theological writer and former associate professor of New Testament at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA).