Roy Moore Defends His Use of Racist Slurs by Claiming They’re From the Bible. (They’re Not.)

By David Badash

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.

They’re not.

“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.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. @OP – “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.

    Ah! This is “gospel” through his bigotry “special interpretation” faith-blinkers.
    (It’s not what the Bible said. – It’s what his bigotry interpretation blinkers, and his personal god-delusion, tell him it should have said! – and really, really, really, meant to say!)

  2. It’s obvious now. We have a racist and fascist president. He supported the other guy, but that asshole Bannon campaigned for Moore. And Bannon was and probably still is Trump’s political guru.
    And those athletes have the legal and constitutional right not to stand during the star spangled fucking banner. “One must respect the flag” and “fire them” = belligerent nationalism.
    Yup. Trump’s a racist and a bigot, and appeals to the lowest common denominator: lock her up, my ass. Bunch of low-life animals with no insight. Frightened, angry people.

  3. Moore is a shit for brains hater leading us straight down the path to the Idiocracy.

    Dan, I agree about the athletes. If the jingoist dunce nationalists are so offended then stop playing star spangled fucking banner at all! Just play the stupid game and be done with it.

    I think Trump wants to drop a bomb on N. Korea. Frothing at the mouth over it. This is getting worse.

  4. Trump’s a racist and a bigot, and appeals to the lowest common denominator:
    This is getting worse.

    With these sorts of ideas it can only get worse. There is no bottom to this sort of madness.

    As the heat is turned up how many American frogs will notice and jump and how many turned into soup?

  5. There is no bottom to this sort of madness.

    Well said.

    I have a nice para. on the old Dawkins – Lennox thread.

    I had a thought after staring at my head.

    -Dan the poet

    P.S. I hope we can hit bottom. The analogous relationship between the state and the individual (Plato) is a good one. I am altering that a bit; in this case the analogy is between the state and the individual with the fatal disease of drug or alcohol addiction. But where’s the rehab? And how do we recover? Wish it really were just a case of collective drug addiction; that would be easier.

    (Hope that made sense. Tired.)

  6. Dan #4
    Sep 26, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Yup. Trump’s a racist and a bigot,
    and appeals to the lowest common denominator:
    lock her up, my ass.

    Like much other hyperventilating, it looks like it has come back to bite him!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41394477

    Hillary Clinton has called reports that six Trump White House officials used private email accounts for official business the “height of hypocrisy”.

    President Donald Trump repeatedly attacked Mrs Clinton’s use of personal email while she was secretary of state during the 2016 campaign.

    Mr Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner admitted to using his email while five other aides reportedly did so as well.

    Congress has asked the White House to provide details on the practice.

    Speaking to Sirius XM radio on Monday, Mrs Clinton said: “It’s just the height of hypocrisy.”

    She said the Trump administration “knew that there was no basis for all their hyperventilating” about her emails.

    “It is something that if they were sincere about it, I think you’d have Republican members of Congress calling for an investigation,” she added.

    The former Democratic presidential candidate added that her use of a private server at the State Department was “a dumb mistake but a dumber scandal”.

  7. Dan #4
    Sep 26, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    And those athletes have the legal and constitutional right
    not to stand during the star spangled fucking banner.
    “One must respect the flag”
    and “fire them” = belligerent nationalism.

    Some commentators with a less superficial perception of “National priorities”, have suggested Trump should be focussing on more serious matters than feeling offended by personal criticism because of racist abuses!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41405671

    Meanwhile, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello called for more rapid relief efforts, “otherwise, there will be… a massive exodus to the [mainland] United States”.

    Mr Trump has come under fire for focusing on a feud with NFL players and coaches instead of disaster relief in the devastated US territory.

  8. LaurieB #10
    Sep 27, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    oops. Apparently, that election was a primary run-off.
    Moore is now the Republican candidate for the Senate.

    But you can’t compete with the GREAT master OOOooops artist!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41417279

    Trump deletes tweets after backing Alabama primary loser

    US President Donald Trump has deleted several tweets endorsing a candidate he backed in an Alabama election after he crashed to defeat on Tuesday.

    “Luther Strange has been shooting up in the Alabama polls since my endorsement,” Mr Trump wrote in one now-removed post.

    He campaigned for Mr Strange, but could not save him from defeat to ultraconservative firebrand Roy Moore.

    The underdog’s victory has sent shockwaves through Washington.

    Alabama Senator Luther Strange is disappearing down the memory hole.

    As in George Orwell’s 1984, where politically inconvenient information is scrubbed from the records, Donald Trump is airbrushing over past support for the soon-to-be-former senator.

    Getting back in favour with Mr Moore’s supporters shouldn’t be too hard for Mr Trump, given there were few who seemed to believe his heart was in the Strange endorsement.

    Early on Wednesday, Mr Trump changed his tune to congratulate Mr Moore on his victory.

    “Sounds like a really great guy who ran a fantastic race. He will help to #MAGA!” he tweeted, referring to his “Make America Great Again” catchphrase.

    The Republican president has been known previously to occasionally delete tweets, most often replacing them after correcting spelling errors or other mistakes.

    Some watchdog groups have criticised the deletions, saying that the tweets are government records that must be preserved for the historical record.

  9. Laurie

    I watched that clip that I think you put up on another thread, of Bannon talking to Charlie Rose (who looks horrible and says nothing controversial ever; in other words, another cipher. I used to like him). Bannon was talking about DACA and the Catholic – no, (small c) catholic church. Bannon was going on about us being a sovereign nation. I was thinking: why doesn’t Rose just say: “Mr. Bannon, why don’t you just come out and say it: you’re a white nationalist.”

    No one says anything true anymore, not to their faces. Sanders was ineffective in that last debate, unfortunately. He had a few moments, I guess.

    Undue civility, like tolerance, and in the face of evil and injustice, will be this nation’s undoing – and is a mask for pusillanimity and moral turpitude, respectively. (My own phrase; sounds Lincolnesque!)

  10. Yes Dan. I’ve been extremely aggravated with my mother saying one of her favorite old WASP standby phrases – Never discuss politics or religion. See that Mom??!! This is what happens when we can’t discuss politics and religion! People like Trump and Roy Moore happen! Ugh. Have a confrontation from time to time FFS. You’ll survive it.

    Charlie Rose just bores me to death. Then I saw a compilation video of him on that morning show with Gayle, flirting and I now find him to be repulsive.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RrzxtmeIDM

  11. Laurie

    Repulsive! Yes! (Love the word.)

    “…my mother saying one of her favorite old WASP standby phrases – Never discuss politics or religion. See that Mom??!! This is what happens when we can’t discuss politics and religion!…”

    Just a suggestion: You are so funny and write so well and have such a good sense of what’s wrong in this country. – Now this is a great topic for an article – if you could expand on it a bit and tell a story. My cousin just got an article published about ITunes vs CDs. If she can get her thing published you should be able to get that published? You could call the piece: Never Discuss Politics or Religion

  12. Dan

    Oh ya, I love that! Good for your cousin but since your idea is so good why don’t you take yourself up on it?! Maybe we could start off with some editorials in our own neighborhood newspapers – NY Time and Boston Globe.

    Never Discuss Politics or Religion

    Ok! I’m on it!

    My Mother will never forgive me…I’ll blame the whole thing on you, Dan. heehee

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