And the Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away

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From the New Yorker and Think Progress comes news that

Alabama Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore co-authored a study course, published in 2011 and recently obtained by ThinkProgress, that instructs students that women should not be permitted to run for elected office. If women do run for office, the course argues, people have a moral obligation not to vote for them. The course is also critical of the women’s suffrage movement, which in 1920 secured some American women the right to vote.

The course, called “Law and Government: An Introductory Study Course,” includes 28 hours of audio and visual lectures given by Moore and others, as well as a study guide. The course is available for purchase on Amazon, where “Chief Justice Roy Moore” is listed as a co-author alongside Doug Phillips, Dr. Joseph C. Morecraft, and Dr. Paul Jehle.

Some Alabama Republican women find these views upsetting. But not to worry. “On Thursday, a spokesperson for Moore told The Washingtonian that ‘Judge Moore has never stated or believed that women are unqualified for public office.’”

He only coauthors books with people who entertain these views.

Roy, BTW, is the third of four listed coauthors of the textbook on Christian governance.. The first of the four coauthers is one Doug Phillips, described in the New Yorker as “a proponent of so-called Biblical patriarchy who resigned from Vision Forum—a now-defunct evangelical organization, which helped produce the textbook—after admitting to an affair with a girl who later filed a suit alleging that Phillips began grooming her for sexual abuse when she was fifteen.”