Listening to those who support Alabama GOP Senate Roy Moore over the past week or so, you’d think the embattled Moore must surely be able to walk on water, turn cisterns of water into wine, and heal the paralyzed with just a word.
One such deluded Moore acolyte –Faith2Action’s Janet Porter — was a guest on on MSNBC Monday morning, and she said there’s no way that Moore can possibly be a pedophile or sexual assaulter of women because she’s known him for decades:
“I know the man that is good, who has a character of impeccable values. He is godly and that’s just not something you can fake every single day for 40 years in a row. It just can’t be done.”
Hey, Janet, got a couple of names for you. See if these “godly” men ring a bell for you: Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart. Both were caught indulging in less than godly actions with women other than their wives.
Co-host Stephanie Ruhle reminded Porter:
“That’s not necessarily true. There are a lot of people in history who have claimed to be men of the cloth, faith leaders, and turned out to be scam artists. I’m not saying Roy Moore is, but we can’t say you can’t fake it for 20 years because people have.“
Rather than respond, Porter tried to whitewash the facts that have recently come to light in regard to Moore:
“Well, let’s look at the evidence. Not only do we have this man of impeccable character, 40 years without a rumor of anything possibly going wrong with his behavior, but –”
Again, Ruhle instantly fact-checked Porter:
“That’s not true, there are definitely rumors. This is a man who was removed from the bench twice, so you can’t say impeccable.”
Porter got on her high horse and declared:
“Well, he was removed from the bench for standing for the Ten Commandments. It’d be a good thing if they were still in place. People would see things like ‘thou shall not bear false witness.’ That would be a good thing right now.”
What about thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s daughter, Ms. Porter? That’s one of the Ten Commandments, too.
That led co-host Ali Velshi to comment:
“He was removed for breaking the law.”
Again, Porter tried to mix religion with politics, even though the two don’t belong together:
“He was removed from the bench for standing for religious liberty, but let’s get to the case.”
When Ruhle attempted to remind Porter that we have separation of church and state in this country, Porter launched into a sanctimonious rant in which she blamed Moore’s problems on:
“Washington Post-driven, baseless allegations without evidence on the eve of an election.”
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