According to WGNO, the Living Way Ministries Church in Opelika, Alabama is attempting to explain away the sign, which stated: “They falsely accused Jesus. Vote Roy Moore.”
Under federal law, a church is not allowed to campaign for a politician and could lose it’s 501(c)(3) tax exemption.
Attempting to explain the message — that implied the church supports the candidate who has been accused of being a pedophile — an unidentified church staffer said that multiple church personnel have access keys to the sign. The spokesperson admitted that the pastor took it down after two days as the church was deluged with complaints, including death threats.