Freedom From Religion group calls for IRS investigation over church’s pro-Roy Moore sign

Dec 11, 2017

By Leada Gore

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is requesting an IRS investigation into an Alabama church that promoted Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore on its marquee.

Living Way Ministries in Opelika drew national attention for its sign that said “They falsely accused Jesus! Vote Roy Moore.” Church officials said the message was posted by a church member and the pastor later requested it be removed.

Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones in the Dec. 12 election. The former Alabama Chief Justice has been accused of having improper sexual contact with teenage girls in the 1970s. He denies the charges.

FFRF said the sign is a violation of the Johnson Amendment that prohibits non-profit organizations, including churches and other religious groups, from participating in political campaigns on behalf of a particular candidate.

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4 comments on “Freedom From Religion group calls for IRS investigation over church’s pro-Roy Moore sign

  • and the pastor later requested it be removed.

    If that is so, then the church authorities have corrected the mistake!

    The sign does however illustrate the decision making process of “faith-thinking”, which presumes to KNOW of Roy Moore’s guilt or innocence, without any reliable evidence, or a reputable judgement from a court or inquiry! ( A bit like their “witnessing” to the trroooth of the Bible without any relevant study of history!)

    Denial by a trrooo Xtian politician, is presumable all the “evidence” required by these tiny closed minds, to refute the testimonies of several witnesses! 🙂

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  • This is serious.

    I started getting emails from an organization called RefuseFascism. This piece really says it all:


    On Tuesday December 12, a high-stakes election is taking place in Alabama between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

    Roy Moore is a Christian fascist theocrat who has twice been removed as a judge for attempting to remove the separation between church & state by placing “Biblical Law” above Constitutional protections . He has galvanized a fascist base & has been endorsed by an admitted sexual-predator, Donald Trump.

    Some of Moore’s most powerful supporters have declared that even if the allegations that he sexually molested girls are true, he should still be elected to the Senate. Others have even used the Bible to justify Moore’s predation of young girls.

    It is dangerous that Moore is being treated as a “legitimate” candidate & that even most criticism of him ignores his role in setting up a theocratic government.

    Trump, Pence and Roy Moore represent an unholy American fascism; rooted in white supremacy, patriarchy, extreme religious fundamentalism, and America-First chauvinism. Trump has packed the federal courts with right-wing judges and filled his cabinet with religious fanatics. Mike Pence opposes abortion and birth control; as Indiana governor he oversaw the imprisonment of Purvi Patel for allegedly self-inducing an abortion. The election of Moore would represent an extremely dangerous leap in the consolidation of fascism in America. Even if defeated, Moore’s campaign has accelerated the mainstreaming and normalization of theocratic fascism.

    Here are just a few examples of Roy Moore’s outrageous history:

    – Moore installed a two-ton monument of the 10 Commandments on Alabama Supreme Court property and defied orders from a higher court to remove it. For this he was removed from the bench.

    – Moore was removed a second time from the bench for ordering judges in Alabama to defy the Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Moore said the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage was “worse” than the pro-slavery Dred Scott decision of 1857.

    – Moore wants to criminalize abortion in all circumstances.

    – Moore has promoted the racist, xenophobic lie that Barack Obama was not born in the U.S.

    Read more…The 10 INDICTMENTS of Roy Moore… and the Entire Trump/Pence Regime

    Millions of people do NOT want to live in Moore’s kind of society, and feel it is a nightmare. We must reach them and challenge them to act. Everyday this regime is in power they are hammering their agenda into place & it becomes normalized. Waiting for elections in 2018 or 2020 endangers humanity. The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! Only the people acting in our millions in determined & continuous protest can end the nightmare.

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