Certain assumptions are generally made about the political opposition to reproductive rights. It is assumed that the debate is solely about the morality of abortion. It is assumed that regulations dictating clinic standards, informed consent and procedural requirements are based on empirical evidence. It is assumed that despite the debate, every woman in the United States can still access contraception, safe, affordable family planning and medical care. We take these notions for granted. We get caught up in debates and semantics and in doing so we have been blinded to what is happening in our own backyards.Read More
Has Roy Moore been financed and supported by leaders of white supremacist neo-Confederate groups, most notably the League of the South, that work to incite domestic terrorism and aim to force upon America a Handmaid’s Tale theocracy?
Has Moore’s nonprofit hosted League of the South events?
Does Roy Moore have ties to the League of the South that continue to this day?
The answer to all of those questions is yes.Read More
Roy Moore’s pattern of association with fringe groups cannot be easily discounted by his conservative evangelical supporters who might be tempted to otherwise dismiss sex abuse allegations against Moore because, even if true, such behavior would have been decades in the past and because they might feel Moore has since been morally rehabilitated and redeemed through his fervent embrace of Christian fundamentalism and its version of Jesus.
But Moore has, within the last decade and in some cases up to the present day, curried favor with white supremacists, secessionist neo-Confederates, and unabashed Christian fundamentalist would-be theocrats who are eager to incite civil war to topple the existing order and then impose their draconian theonomic version of “biblical law” upon America — a political vision which comes astonishingly close to the dystopia depicted in Margaret Atwood’s novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” that was vividly portrayed in a Hulu television serieswhich premiered in early 2017.Read More
Leading up to the December 12th, 2017 special senate seat election in Alabama, a torrent of media coverage concerning sexual molestation accusations leveled at Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has sidelined other equally scandalous aspects of Moore’s candidacy which are far more recent than heavily corroborated accusations concerning Moore’s alleged predatory obsession with teenage girls back in the late 1970s.
Moore’s more recent career activity includes an over a decade and a half-long, proven pattern of close association with some of the most extreme, racist, hateful, and potentially violent fringe tendencies on the American Southern political landscape.Read More