Montgomery pastor asks to be removed from Roy Moore support letter

Montgomery pastor asks to be removed from Roy Moore support letter
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A letter signed by nearly 50 Alabama pastors, in support of Roy Moore, resurfaced this week as the former judge continues to face major allegations of sexual misconduct and other offenses. Eight of the people listed in the letter lead congregations in Montgomery.

Those church leaders are:

  • Dr. Tom Ford, III, Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama
  • William Green, Minister, Fresh Anointing House of Worship, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Pastor Jim Lester, Fannin Road Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Bishop Fred and Tijuanna Adetunji, Fresh Anointing House of Worship, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Pastor Paul Hubbard, Lakeview Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Rev. Carl Head, Lakeview Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Rev. Tim Head, Montgomery, Alabama

WSFA 12 News reached out to the individuals listed above but only got in touch with Pastor Paul Hubbard of Lakeview Baptist Church and Tijuanna Adetunji, a member and pastor, of Fresh Anointing House of Worship.

Hubbard said he still stands by Moore.

"If he did what he's being accused of then he should be arrested and tried in court," Hubbard said. "But accusations are just accusations."

Hubbard said he has a problem with the 40 year time difference between what Moore is accused of and when the accusations came out. However, he said he can only speak for himself, not his entire church.

Adentuji said she wants her name removed from the list. She said she agreed to be a part of the letter months ago, at the beginning of Moore's campaign because she agrees with the values he runs his campaign on.

"I wholeheartedly agree with him on his views of the 10 Commandments, after all our laws are based on them," Adentuji said. "I also agree with him that marriage should be between a man and a woman. That's not a Roy Moore idea; that's a God idea. I wholeheartedly agree with that as well, so those are the things I was in agreement with him about."

However, she feels the timing of the letter being pushed to the public right now makes it seem like her support is a direct result of the accusations made against Moore.

"We're not representing the entire church," Adentuji said. "My husband and I are standing up for our beliefs. I'm not going to be the judge or the jury about Roy Moore. It's not up to me about whether he's innocent or guilty. That's not what this is about. I still believe in things that he stood for."

She said her desire to take her name off the list does not mean she thinks Moore did what he is accused of. She said she hopes it comes to light that the accusations are untrue.

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