I’ve just been told that I should “trust” the citizens of Alabama in electing Doug Jones because Roy Moore was a “deeply flawed candidate.” Think about that. Roy Moore, not Doug Jones, was the “deeply flawed candidate.” Oh, I trust roughly 50% of the people of Alabama. Moore was a somewhat flawed, though extraordinarily courageous, candidate abused to no end by by media and its minions, whose opponent was infinitely worse.

His opponent thinks that you can change your biological sex by simply wishing it to be so. Was that mocked by the media? And then he thinks the government can fine you and imprison you if you disagree with that, or if you won’t allow a man in a woman’s restroom. Was that attacked by the media as un-American?

On top of this we have Evangelicals actually celebrating these results because, ostensibly, Roy Moore and not Doug Jones is the “deeply flawed candidate.” This is what Evangelicalism has come to?

His opponent believes that a right to life does not begin until you emerge completely from the birth canal. That’s right: Before that time, you are just a blob, a mass of cells of no particular import. Did the media jump all over that?

…we have Evangelicals actually celebrating these results because, ostensibly, Roy Moore and not Doug Jones is the “deeply flawed candidate.” This is what Evangelicalism has come to?

His opponent is so disrespectful of religious liberty that he thinks if you own a business the government can actually force you to write that a “gay marriage” is something to be celebrated. The government can make you photograph it too if you are a freelance photographer. And if you don’t comply you can lose your business and life’s savings. That’s how much he respects religious liberty. Did the media challenge that?

This is a guy who thinks the state should be able to indoctrinate our children into the beauties of “gay” sex and transforming your “gender” by sheer will; that’s what your tax dollars go to pay for. Did the media challenge this gross corruption of our children with biology-denying and harmful misinformation?

This is a guy who thinks that you if you don’t kowtow to “LGBT” indoctrination in the workplace, indeed if you even speak against it in social media, you should be terminated from any white-collar position you may happen to hold. Did the Media ever note that this is the kind of coercive propaganda that would make the old Soviet state proud?

And then you tell me telling me that I should trust that Roy Moore was a worse candidate? You ask me to trust that decision rendered by the barest of majorities in a state bombarded by propaganda from nearly every media source imaginable, including so-called conservative sources?

On top of this we have Evangelicals actually celebrating these results because, ostensibly, Roy Moore and not Doug Jones is the “deeply flawed candidate.” This is what Evangelicalism has come to? If I believed that nonsense, and here I’ll speak for myself, I would cease to be an Evangelical.

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).
  • thoughttempered

    The church has become more demonstrably corrupt in its own practical ethics and leadership patterns than Mr Moore . It’s completely undependable at this point and incapable of sound judgement.