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Moore campaign responds to report about course stating women shouldn't run for office

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The Roy Moore campaign says the candidate has supported "constitutional conservatives - both men and women - for decades and will continue to do so."

A spokeswoman tells WBRC Moore has never believed women are not qualified for public office.

The statement was released after a Think Progress report found a textbook listing Moore as a co-author in 2011 which including a lecture stating why women should not run for elected office.

The textbook, video and audio package, Law and Government: An Introductory Study Course, still available on Amazon, was published by the now-defunct evangelical organization Vision Forum. Moore is listed along with Vision Forum's Doug Phillips, Dr. Joseph C. Morecraft and Dr. Paul Jehle as authors.

His contribution primarily concerned courts and the U.S. Constitution.

The textbook also includes a lecture from Pennsylvania-based William O. Einwechter concerning women in politics. Einwechter is quoted as calling feminism a radical agenda. As for  women in elected office, Einwechter is quoted as saying "nothing is said in scripture that supports the notion that she is qualified or called to be a civil magistrate."

WBRC contacted the Moore campaign to ask if Moore was aware of Einwechter's content or if he agreed with the stance.

The campaign spokeswoman issued a statement to WBRC:

"Judge Moore believes that men and women are created equal by God and has never suggested or believed that women are unqualified for public office. Judge Moore has supported constitutional conservatives - both men and women - for decades and will continue to do so."

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