Judge Roy Moore of Alabama Lionized by Vatican Human Rights Rep

by Stephen Wynne • ChurchMilitant • October 27, 2017

Draws accolades for “unshakeable” pro-life, pro-family conviction

ROME – A Vatican human rights representative is forecasting that if elected on December 12, Judge Roy Moore of Alabama will-be the U.S. Senate’s “most reliable pro-life and pro-family advocate.”

Attorney Gualberto Garcia Jones, an advisor to the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the Organization of American States, writes at LifeSiteNews that Moore would be the Senate’s most “consistent social conservative,” beholden only to God and to the people of Alabama.

The former Alabama chief justice “will have gotten to the U.S. Senate without any help … from the Republican Party establishment.”

Establishment Republicans fought throughout the summer to stymy Moore’s rise, pouring more than $30 million into the coffers of campaign rival Luther Strange. But despite the odds, in September Moore defeated Strange to capture the Republican nomination.

After winning the race, Moore rallied supporters. In a speech reflecting his bedrock Christian values, he quoted George Washington, reminding his audience that “of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.”

“[W]e have to return knowledge of God and the Constitution of the United States to the U.S. Congress,” he declared.

The United States, he warned, has distanced itself from its essential foundation.

“I believe we can make America great, but we must make America good, and you cannot make America good without acknowledging the sovereign source of that goodness, the sovereign source of our law, liberty and government, which is Almighty God.”

For his Christian convictions, Moore has earned the reproach of those on the Left. Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen has even branded him the “Ayatollah of Alabama.”

But Moore’s fidelity to conservative principles has earned him the backing of former White House chief strategist and Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon, who points to Moore’s against-all-odds victory as an example of the disconnect between establishment Republicans and their increasingly alienated voter base.

“That’s what you saw in Alabama,” Bannon told Sean Hannity in a recent interview, “where they came in with Luther Strange with $32 million to destroy Judge Moore — you saw what the base thought of them … the base totally rejected them. These people have no respect for the working men and women in the United States.”

In his analysis, Jones observes that “To the left, Roy Moore represents the backwater citizens who as Obama famously put it get bitter and cling to their guns or religion.”

But, he writes, Establishment Republicans — exhibiting a “total contempt for the forgotten man,” according to Bannon — view him with equal disdain.

“To the cosmopolitan and suburbanite right, whose luminaries are mostly based in New York City and Washington D.C., Roy Moore represents one of those religious zealots, the inconvenient type that ignorantly lacks the ‘prudence’ to keep God hidden from public life.”

The reality, Jones observes, “is that Judge Roy Moore is a man of the kind we have not seen in American politics for a very long time, perhaps since the Founding Fathers. A humble man, repeatedly willing to sacrifice his professional aspirations to uphold a great principle.”

Moore’s record confirms Jones’ analysis.

In 2003, a judicial panel removed Moore from his position as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court after he refused to remove a Ten Commandments monument he had installed in the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building.

After nearly a decade of lecturing and filing briefs, in November 2012, Alabama residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of returning Moore to his former seat.

But in 2016, he was suspended from his position a second time for upholding the sanctity of traditional marriage, refusing to apply the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 gay marriage ruling.

In September, shortly before his primary victory, Moore tweeted his rationale for entering the race:

I’m running for the U.S. Senate because I have what virtually our entire federal government lacks — Conservative values. It’s time we restore our country to the principles it was founded upon. We need leaders to step up and take a stand against out-of-control, big government. When I get to the Senate, I’ll do just that.

The special election will be held on Tuesday, December 12 — the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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