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Over 300 Faith Leaders Endorse Moral Declaration Condemning Sexual Misconduct

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November 21, 2017

 

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Over 300 Faith Leaders Endorse Moral Declaration Condemning Sexual Misconduct

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the revelations of sexual misconduct against teenage girls by Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, over 300 clergy from across the country have signed a moral declaration condemning the twin sins of misogyny and sexual abuse that pervade our society.

“Religious leaders cannot condone crime against women as a minor mistake or a relic of the past. These excuses do further harm to those who have been abused,” the letter states. “As a leader in a faith community, I pledge to stand against the dark currents in our culture that dehumanize women and build a society in which everyone is safe and free to flourish.”

To read the full letter, click here.

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life:

“The allegations facing Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore are sickening. I am woefully disappointed by those who call themselves people of faith and yet continue to support a sexual predator. To the courageous women who have shared their stories of abuse and harassment, I believe you and stand with you.”

 

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