Tara Isabella Burton · Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 5:39 pm
Kayla Moore posted a pastors’ endorsement letter from the Alabama primaries on Facebook Sunday.
At least four pastors have asked AL.com to remove their names from a letter published on Sunday that affirmed their support for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, accused last week of sexual misconduct with at least four teenage girls.
The reason? The pastors told AL.com that the letter was written and published in August — long before the allegations against Moore went public — and had been reposted without their permission.
According to AL.com, the original letter was written during the primaries and posted on Moore’s campaign website. Then on Sunday, a shortened version of the letter was posted on Facebook by Kayla Moore, Roy Moore’s wife. The post implied that all 50 signatories supported Moore despite the recent accusations of sexual misconduct. AL.com published an article about Moore’s post on Sunday.
"I was not asked about this story or allegations," said Tijuanna Adetunji, one of the pastors whose name was attached to the letter, in an article on AL.com.
The letter, published on Facebook before the latest accusation (which bumped the number of allegations up to five), referred to Moore as an “immovable rock in the culture wars,” and stated, “It’s no wonder the Washington establishment has declared all-out war on his campaign.”