The Christian Evangelical community has continued to support Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore despite allegations that he molested underage girls.
The women of “The View,” were disturbed that so many conservative religious leaders have flocked to defend Moore while also claiming they are moral leaders and have “pro-life” values.
“They said with Moore, even if he’s guilty they want a Republican in that seat,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said of Moore’s GOP supporters. “Does morality matter anymore?”
Fellow co-host Sunny Hostin said that she hates the whole thing and finds it “ridiculous” that so many would “put your party before the country, to put your party before the country? It bothers me so much! Morality is not a partisan issue.”
She went on to cite a survey from the Public Religion Research Institute which captured the downturn in the importance of morality among evangelicals. According to the survey, 61 percent say that “immoral personal doesn’t preclude public officials from carrying out their jobs.”
“Let me ask this, because, you know, they’re worried about judges, so they’re clearly worried about somebody’s immoral behavior,” said Goldberg. “So they’re worried about whether I’m going to get an abortion. They’re worried about whether I’m going to get birth control… And yet they’re not willing to allow me to make decisions for myself.”
“They’re voting on morality,” noted Hostin.
“They’re voting on what they see as my immorality,” Goldberg said.
“If they don’t see child molestation as immoral what’s the point of religion, I’d like to know?” co-host Joy Behar said.
Sara Haines explained that what enrages her about Moore is that he has a long history of anti-LGBT comments, he’s anti-choice and said being gay was like having sex with animals.
“He has all these values based on a moral campaign,” she continued. “And yet, you can turn your head when he’s preying on underage girls. That bothers me more than someone who never claimed to be good at all.”
Behar noted that it’s consistent with the evangelical community, which frequently advocates for “life,” but refuses to advocate for policies that support children once they are born.
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