Why This Racist Bigot Must Not Get Elected To The Senate

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Roy Moore is as problematic as they come. His attacks on women, African-Americans, and LGBTQ folks are disgusting and don’t reflect the character of a true public servant. The idea that he will likely win the Alabama Senate seat on December 12 is deeply troubling.  

Despite multiple sex scandals and a racist past, Moore currently leads in the recent polls by 5 points over Democrat Doug Jones.

African-Americans make up over 25% of the state’s population. How can we expect Moore to represent and bring change to our community when he has a history of supporting racists and making disparaging remarks about minorities?

If you are unfamiliar with his antics, we have compiled a list of his 5 most problematic moments below:

1. Moore has been accused of sexually assaulting at least five women, who were all underaged girls at the time of the incidents. Each of these women have come forward to detail his vile actions, and one even revealed she was 14 when he inappropriately touched her on multiple occasions.

2. Remember when folks like Donald Trump were trying to prove that Barack Obama wasn’t born in the U.S.? Well, guess who helped fuel the so-called “birther” movement...Roy Moore.  

3. How about when Dylann Roof open fired on a Black-church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing 9 people? Roy Moore once spoke at a conference for the white supremacist group that Roof claimed influenced him to go through with the shooting.

4. Don’t even get us started on Moore’s stance on homosexuality. He believes that same-sex relationships should be illegal and referred to being gay as a crime against nature. Several times in speeches, he compared homosexuality to bestiality---yes, having sex with animals.

5. Lastly, Moore is not a big fan of Black people voting, especially if they have a criminal record. He once said “the United States Supreme Court started to create new rights in 1965, and now, today, we’ve got a problem.” Those problematic “rights” he’s referring to are Black people’s right to vote.

Hopefully, you now see why Roy Moore doesn’t seem like the kind of person who would make for a good U.S. Senator. Who we elect matters, so it is important that we know what we are up against when we step into the voting booth and cast our ballots.

The last thing we need is another racist bigot in office. Stay informed and remember we have all the power in our hands.


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