WASHINGTON (JTA) — Roy Moore, the controversial Alabama Senate candidate endorsed by President Trump, said George Soros’ agenda is “not our American culture” and suggested the Jewish billionaire philanthropist was headed to hell.
Moore, a Republican, was interviewed on a radio program on Monday when he was asked about an organization, The Ordinary People Society, which seeks to register Alabama felons to vote under a law enacted in May that restores voting rights to people convicted of a broad array of felonies.
Radio host Bryan Fischer asked the Senate candidate what he thought of George Soros, “who seems to think that if you register felons to vote, they will vote for the Democrat.” Soros is not funding the initiative; Fischer had apparently read a Breitbart News story posted online Sunday that sought to link The Ordinary People Society to a number of Soros-funded groups.
Moore rejected the notion that felons would only vote for Democrats but agreed that “Soros was trying to alter the voting populace” in Alabama.
“He is pushing an agenda and his agenda is sexual in nature, his agenda is liberal, and not what Americans need,” said Moore. He also said: “It’s not our American culture. Soros comes from another world that I don’t identify with.”
He suggested that Soros was headed to hell because he is not a Christian. “No matter how much money he’s got, he’s still going to the same place that people who don’t recognize God and morality and accept his salvation are going,” Moore said. “And that’s not a good place.”
Trump endorsed Moore this week, although seven women have come forward claiming that Moore wooed them when they were teenagers, and in two cases committed sexual assault.