An Alabama pastor railed against Roy Moore’s accusers, arguing that the allegations are their sexual fantasies and that they could have looked older as teenagers.
Pastor Earl Wise, along with several other pastors interviewed by the Boston Globe for a Monday piece in relation to a letter posted by Kayla Moore, railed against the allegations of sexual misconduct levied against Roy Moore and argued that in some ways Moore’s alleged actions could be excusable.
Wise argued that the women coming forward to accuse Moore must be getting paid to do so, and that their allegations against Moore were actually their sexual fantasies about Moore, and that Moore could not be blamed for sexual acts with underage women since they sometimes look older.
“I don’t know how much these women are getting paid, but I can only believe they’re getting a healthy sum,” Wise told the Boston Globe.
“There ought to be a statute of limitations on this stuff. How these gals came up with this, I don’t know. They must have had some sweet dreams somewhere down the line. Plus, there are some 14-year-olds, who, the way they look, could pass for 20,” Wise added.
Wise told the Boston Globe that he would support Moore regardless of the veracity of the allegations that he committed sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl and several other teenage girls in his 30s. He was not the only pastor to rally to Moore’s defense, as both pastor Franklin Raddish of South Carolina and pastor Franklin Graham spoke out against Moore’s critics.
“The hypocrisy of Washington has no bounds. So many denouncing Roy Moore when they are guilty of doing much worse than what he has been accused of supposedly doing,” Graham told the Boston Globe.
Raddish went a step further, however, and argued that the allegations must be false in light of how long it took Moore’s accusers to come forward since the alleged sexual misconduct. Raddish said that for four decades “these women didn’t say a word. They were cool as a cucumber.”
“You’re asking me to believe them when their own mother didn’t have enough red blood in her to . . . go and report this? Come on,” Raddish added.
The pastors’ ardent defense of Moore comes in the wake of a press conference held by various faith leaders in support of Moore and a support letter signed by over 200 ministers, pro-family leaders, and other Moore supporters.
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