As A Christian, I Cannot Support Roy Moore
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Roy Moore has made a career of being shocking. He’s fought hard against the establishment to protect Christian principles and defend his beliefs. He’s taken a firm stand on everything from the 10 Commandments statue to homosexual marriage. Many of the constituents of Alabama have supported him through it all.
When the allegations of sexual misconduct with minors came out, I was the last person to make a judgement. I’m a firm believer that everyone should be innocent until proven guilty, but after Tuesday night, I, as a Christian, can no longer support Roy Moore.
On Tuesday, Moore held a campaign rally in Jackson, AL in an attempt to garner support for his candidacy for the Senate, despite dozens of Congressional Republicans asking him to step aside. During his rally, he told the crowd the recent attacks on his character are spiritual in nature.
While I agree that there are spiritual attacks everyday, and the enemy we face is real, I wholeheartedly disagree that these attacks on Roy Moore are purely spiritual.
A pastor of mine once said “sometimes your trials are a result of God’s sanctification process, but sometimes they’re a result of your own sin.” Judge Moore, these attacks are a direct result of your own misconduct and sinful nature. They are not purely satanic attacks that your Christian brothers and sisters should help you fight against. Rather, these women have brought your sin out of the shadows. As your sister in Christ, I am not called to defend you. Instead, I am called to admonish your sinfulness, and plead with you to repent.
While on the bench of the Alabama Supreme Court, you refused to enact the supreme law of the land. As a jurist, your job is to interpret the laws as they are written, bound to the decisions of the courts above your own. Instead, you said what it ought to be, refusing to abide by the rules of the legal system. You usurped the system in the “name of the Lord,” while really hoping to bring yourself fame. Romans 13 says “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed. . . .” You might not agree with what the Supreme Court has held, but your oath to the court and to the Lord bound you to interpret the law according to the governing authorities.
1 Peter 5:8 calls Christians to “Be sober-minded; be watchful.” We are to protect our reputations with our lives. As a Supreme Court Justice in the great state of Alabama, you should have been keenly aware of the malicious attacks you would face. Instead of leaving open the possibility of misconduct, there should be no doubt as to your character. Not as a jurist. Not as a member of the legal profession. Not as a Christian. Not as man.
Judge Moore, it seems you have forgotten that your every action tells the world who you serve. Your actions in the face of these attacks have shown you only serve yourself. Your continual denial of these allegations was expected, but it is repugnant that you would claim to be a martyr. You so boldly claim to be an advocate for the truth of the Lord, yet use His name in vain to further your own political agenda.
Your actions have not only brought shame on your name, but on the name of your profession, and more importantly, on the name of Jesus Christ. As a student of the law, I am disappointed. As a Christian, I am irate.
Jesus Christ was a man who fought the establishment, and was martyred despite his peaceful conduct. You are not peaceful. Rather, you thrive on chaos. You are not different than the world for you succumb to its deceitful games and sinful behaviors with no remorse. You would rather shame the oppressed than show them love. Matthew 7:15-20 says, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. . .every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. . . Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” You have shown us all your fruit, and it’s rotten.
Hebrews 10:26 says “if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins.” I refuse to know the truth, and stand by your blatant disregard for it. You may not be guilty of all you’ve been accused of, but you are guilty of being a self serving, hypocritical heretic.
Being a member of Congress should not just be another box to check off your list of coveted accomplishments. It is rather an opportunity for you to serve. You have continually shown that the only interest you hope to serve is your own.
I refuse to support what you stand for: pride, malfeasance, disunity, and deceit.
Galatians 6:8 says “do not be fooled, you cannot cheat God.” Judge Moore, while you might be able to cheat the American democratic system and the people of Alabama, rest assured that you cannot cheat the Lord your God, and you’re done cheating me.
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Corrie is a Cabinet Member at FFL. She is passionate about coffee, Jesus, and lipstick, and never wears white after Labor Day. If she isn't busy talking about law school or FFL, you can find her studying constitutional law or reviewing a contract. Her plan A is Super Mom turned Supreme Court Justice, and she hopes to one day be just like Sandra Day O"Connor.
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