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“Predatory, soul twisting”: Southern Baptist leader slams Christians for supporting Roy Moore

Dr. Russell Moore, who spoke openly against Trump in 2016, has spoken out against Christians who support Roy Moore. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); On the same day more than 50 pastors signed a letter of support for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore – who has been accused of pursuing sexual relationships with underage girls – a Southern Baptist leader is speaking out.Russell Moore (no relation), President of Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist convention, said a religion that would support a man like Moore is “predatory” and “soul twisting.”“A church that worships Jesus stands up for vulnerable women and girls,” Russell Moore wrote on his Twitter account. “A church that worships power sees them as expendable.”He blasted evangelicals for standing on the side of violence and racism.“This is why I spend so much time talking about nominal, culturally Christian ‘religion,’” the Southern Baptist leader wrote. “It is predatory, soul-twisting, covers over violence and racism and molestation. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings life and joy and rest and peace.” //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Russell Moore warned that churches who support Moore are sending a dangerous message to women and girls in their congregation.“There are girls and women in our churches, right now, wondering where they can turn as they are molested by predators,” Russell Moore wrote. “I know Jesus’ answer. What about that of the church?”When a follower commented, “Values voters now means what?”“Nothing,” Russell Moore responded.Evangelical Christians ought to be the most dogged opponents of sexual predation and violence in the universe.The Bible tells us so.— Russell Moore (@drmoore) November 13, 2017https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThere are girls and women in our churches, right now, wondering where they can turn as they are molested by predators.I know Jesus’ answer. What about that of the church?— Russell

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