Roy Moore accuser on why she came forward now - Tina Johnson, who says Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore groped her, talks to CNN's Erin Burnett about why she decided to talk about her story now.
Media on the right has given the impression that Roy Moore may not be a pedophile but two incidents play out so obviously that denying them makes ones stupid (or in a desperate election, amounts to about the same thing). The first incident is Roy Moore voting to set a child rapist free based on a local Alabama technicality which by itself can be seen as a sign of stupidity or evil depending on the person. Add that incident to the fact that Roy Moore didn't say anything about the yearbook he signed till much later when he read a conspiracy theory on a pro-nazi type website that used the forgery idea from the Obama years for his certificate for Roy Moore. If Roy Moore wasn't an evil pedophile he would have said that signing of the yearbook was innocent but since he decided to steal someone else conspiracy theory to protect him it pretty much proves he is a bad person. The nail in the coffin is simply the job he had. As a lawyer and a judge its easy to scare little kids (actually, kids are known for being more scared than adults generally). If you happen to be a pedophile like Roy Moore with power - or the idea - of jail behind you then you could use that power to instill fear in your victims like any terrorist in a hostage situation. If Roy Moore was a school teacher then his pedophilia would have come out sooner but being a lawyer/DA and judge became a technique of fear against his victims. So being pro-child rape + lying about his signing + authority to instill fear in victims = airtight case for Roy Moore being a pedophile the adult public opinion.
The following is the evidence proving the above assertions...
How Roy Moore ruled in past child rape case - Following new sexual abuse allegations against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, his past ruling on a sex abuse case comes into question. CNN's Jake Tapper has the details.
Roy Moore pro-child rape past: That Time Roy Moore Refused to Convict a Child Molester Who Abused a 4-Year-Old The Alabama Republican has made no secret of his views on sexual assault.
Roy Moore has had a month or so to forget. Last week, the Washington Post broke the news that he sexually pursued a 14-year-old girl back when he was in his 30s. Since then, a total of five women have accused the Alabama senatorial candidate of harassment and abuse.
The allegations speak for themselves, although one case Moore recently heard as a state judge—when he refused to convict a child molester who abused a 4-year-old—sheds light on his backward views of sexual assault.
In 2015 when Moore was chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, he and eight other judges heard the case of Eric Lemont Higdon, a 17-year-old childcare worker accused of raping a four-year-old boy in his care. A local court convicted Higdon on two counts of sodomy, one for statutory rape and another for forcible rape. An appeals court later overturned the forcible rape charge, and the case eventually reached the state Supreme Court.
Eight of the justices in Montgomery ruled that the appeals court had erred and voted to leave the two convictions as originally ruled. The one judge who dissented? Roy Moore.
Alabama’s archaic definition of “forcible rape” requires that the victim fear for his or her life or suffer severe injury, and Moore, a strict constructionist in the tradition of Antonin Scalia, saw no evidence of this in the Higdon case. He wrote, “because there was no evidence in this case of an implied threat of serious physical injury…or of an implied threat of death, Higdon cannot be convicted of sodomy in the first degree ‘by forcible compulsion.’”
In Moore's view, the child was not injured in the course of the assault (at least not according to Alabama’s narrow definition, which ignores the psychological damage and trauma sexual assault victims can suffer), and because the 4-year-old trusted Higdon, he was not afraid for his life.To show that it was youth that turned him on (and not a woman who happened to be young) notice these trends (i.e. it must have been real hard for him not to try to lower the age of consent in his State even more!);
Roy Moore Was Even More of a Threat to Teenage Girls Than Previously Thought A former Alabama cop says she was tasked with keeping him away from high school cheerleaders.
A retired Alabama police officer told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday that she had to keep an eye on Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in the 1980s at local high school football games because he would regularly harass the team’s teenage cheerleaders. Faye Gary, who for 37 years was an officer at the Gadsden Police Department, explained to Mitchell that Moore’s reputation for pursuing underage girls was widely known throughout the community. “We were also told to watch him at the ballgames, and make sure that he didn’t, you know, hang around with the cheerleaders,” said Gary.
Report: Roy Moore Was Banned from YMCA for Stalking Teenagers, in Addition to Shopping Mall The Alabama Republican's reputation as a sexual predator long precedes him.
Alabama journalist Glynn Wilson wrote that rumors of Roy Moore’s inappropriate preying on teenage girls was a well-known by many in Alabama and he indicates another shoe may drop. From the New American Journal (by way of The New Yorker Magazine):
The key to proving Roy Moore is lying is the yearbook signing incident, i.e. he waited too long to come up with his forgery excuse... because the conspiracy site that came up with it hadn't written in yet...A former prosecutor who worked alongside Moore in the early 1980s told CNN it was known at the time that Moore dated high school girls.“It was common knowledge that Roy dated high school girls, everyone we knew thought it was weird,” former deputy district attorney Teresa Jones told CNN in comments aired Saturday. “We wondered why someone his age would hang out at high school football games and the mall … but you really wouldn’t say anything to someone like that.”Sources tell me Moore was actually banned from the Gadsden Mall and the YMCA for his inappropriate behavior of soliciting sex from young girls. If Moore keeps lying, that story will soon come out in a big way too.
Allred: Let Moore deny claims under oath - Attorney Gloria Allred says her client is willing to testify under oath to the statements she provided against US Senate candidate Roy Moore.
Gateway Pundit’s idiotic new defense of Roy Moore: His accuser’s body language was fake Moore’s campaign is also invoking one of the blog’s conspiracy theories that a signature was forged
ROY MOORE CROSSES THE LINE An incriminating note from Alabama Republican Roy Moore leads Jordan to rethink his support for the Senate candidate.
Watch Roy Moore's accusers tel their stories;
Roy Moore accuser speaks out about her experience: “I did tell people” Leigh Corfman, who says Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 14, tells NBC’s Today that her friends and family have known for decades
Moore accuser speaks to CNN (full interview) - Tina Johnson joins CNN's Erin Burnett to share details of an alleged incident with Roy Moore in which she says he groped her. Source: CNN
The allegations have caused an outcry from national Republican leaders, who have called on Moore to drop out of the race if the allegations are proven true. On Friday, the Senate GOP's campaign arm formally ended its fundraising agreement with Moore. The GOP's 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney condemned his colleagues' caveat -- only if the allegations are true.
Roy Moore's unhinged "Christian" defense;
LOCKED IN WITH ROY MOORE - Jordan realizes that there's no escape from supporting Roy Moore as more sexual assault allegations surface against the Republican Senate nominee.
This is one of the crazy defenses the "smart" Christians of Alabama came up with. Apparently Mary & Josephs age was relevant despite Jesus being born to a virgin. Either the Christians don't really believe Mary was a virgin when Jesus was born or they are dumber than nails...
The rights response can be summarized as;
Some of the rights excuses are great (except for the pedophilia part... but they are too creepy or crazy to see it that way!);
More information on the Christian right wing;
Alabama pastor: Roy Moore dated “younger ladies” because of their “purity” With an endorsement from Trump, don’t expect Roy Moore to go anywhere, anytime soon
Alabama Conservatives Are Right: Roy Moore’s Behavior Is Perfectly Biblical—and That Is the Problem In the Bible, females are created for the benefit of males.
Roy Moore Proves the Moral Bankruptcy of the Religious Right Religious right leaders who haven't come out against Roy Moore are more about the politics than Christian love.
GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore suggested 9/11 was punishment for "legitimized sodomy," but top media outlets just call him a "firebrand" Moore has called homosexuality “the same thing” as having sex with a cow, repeatedly asserted that “homosexual conduct should be illegal,” and was kicked off Alabama’s Supreme Court for discriminating against same-sex couples
Why Roy Moore's Evangelical Supporters Will Never Abandon Him “It’s not a southern problem, it’s a fundamentalist problem. Girls who are 14 are seen as potential relationship material.”