Did God Smite Roy Moore?

Now that Doug Jones has been sworn in as Alabama’s newest U.S. Senator, there is one little matter to be settled.

Did God smite Roy Moore? Is a 11/19/17 political cartoon by Pensacola News Journal cartoonist Andy Marlette prophetic?

That cartoon consists of three panels. In the first panel, Roy Moore is on his knees and praying, “Lord, smite mine enemies who do wickedness against you.” In the second panel, God smites with a lightning bolt. In the third panel, we see that it is Roy Moore whom God has smited.

Click here to see the actual cartoon.

Now, consider what Republican politician Michele Bachmann said in August 2016 about Donald Trump’s political rise:

“This is one thing I know from the Book of Daniel: the bottom line of the Book of Daniel is this: it teaches us that the most-high God lifts up who he will and takes down who he will. And I look at this primary race that the Republicans had: 17 great candidates. I actually supported Ted Cruz. I thought he was fabulous but I also see that at the end of the day God raised up, I believe, Donald Trump who was going to be the nominee in this election. I don’t think God sits things out. He’s a sovereign God. Donald Trump became our nominee.”*

According to Bachmann’s logic, God took down Roy Moore. Indeed, in a speech right after his election loss, Moore himself said, “God is always in control.”

If that is the case here, then God wasn’t on Roy Moore’s side after all.

By the way, rumor has it that Moore is refusing to concede another important change. Click here to find out what it is.

*Quote Source:

CBN. (2016, August 30). Michele Bachmann Tells Brody File: God Has Raised Up Trump To Be GOP Presidential Nominee. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/7YUQ6qLplFM?list=PLlRJT_Mq_mrDS4SyjC2gsgJAcNWgqyZX4

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  • jim_m

    Wish He’d smite you every time you abuse pixels with this drivel.

  • Is there a smoking hole where he used to stand? If not, then not. Next question?

  • Scalia

    Of all the things in the world to write about, matters vastly more important and pertinent than the topic, David wants us to speculate whether God smote Roy Moore.

    Listen, David: Did God smite you when He took your wife away? Let’s all speculate on the reasons God smote you. Were you such a wicked lowlife that God chose to inflict that pain on you? You must have been a pretty rotten person to have God smite you like that.

    Now, I’m not saying God smote you; I’m showing you how heartless you are. Are you Eliphaz, Bildad or Zophar? Your forthcoming post on the tragic death of your wife will ring mighty hollow given your apparent glee that God may have smitten a person you happen to dislike. Would you like us all to applaud God’s judgment on you? You’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel this time.

    Proverbs 24:17
    17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:

    Matthew 7:12
    12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

    Try practicing what you preach, David.

  • Walter_Cronanty

    Here’s something for you to post on that is more suited to your expertise:South Carolina Lawmakers Push to Erect Statue to Honor Black Confederate Soldiers

  • Vagabond661

    You are better suited to finding typos in newspapers.

  • jim_m

    Betteridge’s law of headlines: “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.”

  • ackwired

    Isn’t Roy Moore the guy who wanted to put a plaque of the 10 commandments in his courthouse? Seems like his support of the constitution should have at least been examined in this election. But I guess sex makes a more interesting campaign than issues.

    • We see you’ve maintained your previous standard of being informed…

  • Par4Course

    David, if you praise God for smiting Roy Moore and raising up Donald Trump to the Presidency, what is your reaction to B. Hussein Obama’s two god-awful terms? Or 911? Or the Las Vegas shooting? The 1,800+ deaths caused by Hurricane Katrina? I’m thankful Trump is President, which I attribute to the Donald’s own efforts, the almost 63 million Americans who voted for him, and HRC’s lack luster campaign. Moore’s undoing seems attributable to Roy Moore’s own actions and ineffectual defense agains his accusers. God helps those who help themselves.

    • Disqusted_rUQ8fuPlqJ

      “God helps those who help themselves.” is not a bible verse. More appropriate or Moore appropriate would be “seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you.” I am always suspicious of politicians that wear their Christianity on their sleeve. For some reason I let my hatred of Democrats/GOPe cloud my judgement with Moore. The likely answer to the Moore problem is that he is a hypocritical piece of garbage.

      • Scalia

        “God helps those who help themselves.” is not a bible verse.

        But he didn’t say it is a Bible verse. However, the principle is found in the Scriptures, including the verse you cite (Mt. 6:33):

        Galatians 6
        7. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
        8. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

        James 4
        7. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
        8. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

        There are things that only God can do. We cannot, therefore, be expected to fulfill what God has promised He would do. That does not imply that we are free from responsibility. The Scriptures are replete with promises to the faithful.

        • Disqusted_rUQ8fuPlqJ

          True, he didn’t say it was a Bible verse. I have heard it quoted so often as a Bible verse that I reply to it as such.

          I simply disagree with the idea that you should do everything you can and then seek out Gods help. It is backwards, start out seeking and get right with God first.


          • Scalia

            I simply disagree with the idea that you should do everything you can and then seek out Gods help.

            But I don’t think he said that either. I think you’re missing something very important, and that’s the sticking point. This is illustrated by your following statement:

            It is backwards, start out seeking and get right with God first.

            How is that backwards? If we “start out” by “seeking” God, then we’re doing something. If we believe God for salvation, then we’re doing something. Though God draws and convicts, He still looks for a response from us. Thus, the idea behind “God helps those who help themselves” is that we cannot sit back and expect God to do everything for us. We must be active if we’re to obtain the things we need.

          • I begin to think you are in violent agreement…

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  • And the end credits.

  • pennywit

    Silly me. I thought it was just a majority of Alabama voters deciding they wanted Doug Jones to be their senator instead of Roy Moore. How could I have been so blind?

  • Wild_Willie

    God doesn’t get involved in politics and only a nitwit would think so. God works through believers in Him. I do know the devil works on the bad side of people. Now is that Moore or the false accusers? Who cares. I do know I can’t believe anyone with faux accusations in a very hot political run and those that do are fools.

    I do not believe actresses that now claim they were abused two decades ago are offended. They sold their bodies for fame. A bad decision for them but one of which they should have to live with.

    God is no respecter of persons. Period.

  • Jwb10001

    If there is a god why on earth would he stoop so low as to be involved in our politics, it’s near impossible to even get decent humans involved? He should have had his eye on the college football playoffs.

  • Paul Hooson

    It probably will never dawn on Roy Moore, but his toughest opponent was himself…”I’ve seen the enemy, and it is us…”.