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Former Alabama judge Roy Moore, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, once said publicly that he did not take a “regular salary” from the small charity he founded to promote Christian values because he did not want to be a financial burden.

But privately, Moore had arranged to receive a salary of $180,000 a year for part-time work at the Foundation for Moral Law, internal charity documents show. He collected more than $1 million as president from 2007 to 2012, compensation that far surpassed what the group disclosed in its public tax filings most of those years.

When the charity couldn’t afford the full amount, Moore in 2012 was given a promissory note for back pay eventually worth $540,000 or an equal stake of the charity’s most valuable asset, a historic building in Montgomery, Ala., mortgage records show. He holds that note even now, a charity official said.

A Washington Post review of public and internal charity documents found that errors and gaps in the group’s federal tax filings obscured until now the compensation paid to Moore, whose defeat last month of President Trump’s choice for Republican nominee in the Senate race will likely embolden far-right challengers to the party’s mainstream incumbents. Moore is the front-runner in the race to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The charity helped Moore thrive – financially and otherwise – after his ouster from the state’s Supreme Court in 2003 for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the courthouse. The group has filed scores of legal briefs in cases involving conservative Christian issues, but it was in many ways built around Moore himself.

Even MOORE (get it?) at Wonkette.

One Response to Scratch a Christian wingnut

  1. Imhotep October 12, 2017 at 11:34 am #

    “You have no constitutional rights if you work for a private business.”
    That’s what conservative Republican strategist Lawrence Jones said on the FOX War Network last night.

    Jones believes that. Republicans believe that. Capitalists believe that. The Right believes that.

    We all have a constitutional right to unionize a work place.

    We all have a constitutional right to demand fair and equal treatment, safe working conditions and more then poverty wages at our work places.

    The Republicans and Capitalists may not believe that workers have constitutional rights, but as usual the Republicans and Capitalists are wrong about this and most everything else in the world.

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