Willfully Protecting the Monsters


Sorry, Monday was kind of a perfect storm for icky news on serial liar, bigot, pedophile and Senate hopeful Roy Moore. Debbie Wesson Gibson, one of the women who originally told the Washington Post she'd briefly dated Moore when she was 17 and he was a 34-year-old assistant district attorney (nothing to see here) and whom Moore had flat-out denied knowing, produced a scrapbook chronicling their relationship - their first date eating at Catfish Cabin, him reading poetry to her, him handing her a card and $10 at her commencement ceremony. She remembered her age, she said, because that's when her braces had come off. A registered Republican, she said they stayed in touch over the years. But when he denied her existence, she began to reconsider her view of him. “Roy Moore made an egregious mistake to attack that one thing - my integrity,” she said. "He's a liar."
Whaah? said every GOP douchebag who wants a nice juicy tax cut, starting with the douchiest of all. The same day Gibson told her story, the Predator-In-Chief endorsed the mini-me-predator, telling the twice-unbenched judge, in wildly regrettable terms, "Go get 'em, Roy!" Hours later, the GOP likewise caved - "We stand with the president" - offering its money and support to a child-molesting bigot 'cause really at this point having sold what's left of their shriveled little souls why not. The darkest irony here: Moore and his supporters - here's one deranged interview - invariably talk God, not tax cuts. At a church event, Moore read one of his famous poems - “Babies piled in dumpsters, abortion on demand/Oh, sweet land of liberty, your house is on the sand" - and argued, "We have child abuse, we have sodomy, we have murder, we have rape...because we have forgotten God.” For John Pavlovitz and many others, this grievous "protecting the monsters" and "passing it all off (as) something of God" is among Moore's worst sins. "There’s a sickness here," he writes, "that we need to name and condemn."

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