Tucker Carlson Says It's 'Offensive' for Roy Moore to Use His Faith in Sexual Misconduct Denials

| NOV 15, 2017 | 2:29 AM

Fox News host Tucker Carlson sternly rebuked Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore after he injected his faith into his defense against accusations, from multiple women, that he pursued sexual relationships with them while they were underage.

Carlson said that while it was “impossible” to know who told the truth — the accusers or Moore, who denied the accusations — Moore shouldn't act like a demagogue while responding. Dragging God into his defense, Carlson suggested, was inappropriate, “offensive” to people of faith, and the type of thing Democratic activist Al Sharpton would do.

“This is not about Christianity. It's about Roy Moore,” Carlson argued.

Moore portrayed those allegations as part of a “spiritual battle” in which “evil” forces were trying to silence conservative Christians:

Carlson also cited an interview in which Moore claimed the people pushing the allegations are trying to avoid the “truths about God and about the Constitution.”

By claiming to be a victim of bigotry, Carlson said, Moore was acting like a demagogue.

Christians allowing that type of demagoguery, Carlson argued, helped to discredit the faith. “It discredits Christianity when Christians allow Moore to use his faith as a shield.”

Watch Carlson's comments below, via Fox News.