A pastor who supports Roy Moore says that the sexual misconduct allegations against the Alabama GOP Senate candidate are part of a “war on men.”
“More women are sexual predators than men,” Pastor Franklin Raddish of a nationwide church called the Capitol Hill Independent Baptist Ministries told Al.com Saturday.
“Women are chasing young boys up and down the road, but we don’t hear about that because it’s not PC,” he added from his South Carolina home.
Raddish also questioned why the families of Moore’s alleged victims did not accuse him of misconduct earlier.
“Also, why did the mothers of these women not come forward?” he asked. “The mother knew, the family knew, and not one of them did anything.”
“Any mother with red blood that found out her daughter had been violated would have kicked down doors. Why didn’t they tell the state police, the FBI, the local sheriff? Because it’s not true.”
Al.com reported that it spoke with Raddish as part of its effort to contact every pastor who backed Moore prior to the release of sexual misconduct allegations against him on Nov. 9.
Twenty-nine churches responded to Al.com’s request, with 19 confirming that they still support Moore and 10 declining to confirm support.
The remaining 21 pastors who initially backed Moore in a letter last August did not respond to Al.com or could not be reached for comment.
Multiple women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct against them since the reported accusations against him emerged earlier this month.
Moore has fiercely denied wrongdoing, but multiple top Republicans have demanded that he exit Alabama’s Senate race ahead of its Dec. 12 special election.
One woman accused Moore of initiating a sexual encounter with her in 1979 when she was 14 and he was 32.
Several other accusers have since claimed that Moore displayed similar behavior towards them while they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.
The allegations have become a major issue for Moore as he campaigns against Democrat Doug Jones for Alabama’s vacant Senate seat.