Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks to the media during a news conference in Montgomery, Ala., on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. He is accused of breaking judicial ethics during the fight over same-sex marriage in the state. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) (AP)

Roy Moore's foundation accepted $1000 from Nazi group: report

The Republican Senate candidate in Alabama reportedly accepted money from a Nazi group


Matthew Rozsa
October 19, 2017 8:05PM (UTC)

A Christian foundation run by Judge Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, is reported to have accepted $1,000 from a Nazi group in 2005.

The Foundation to Defend the First Amendment, which was founded by Nazi Willis Carto, donated $1,000 to Moore's Foundation for Moral Law, according to a report by The Huffington Post. Carto, who died last year, renounced America after defending the country during World War II, declaring in a 1966 letter that "Hitler’s defeat was the defeat of Europe. And of America."

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The former head of the white supremacist record label Resistance Records, and subsequent FBI informant, told The Huffington Post that the Foundation to Defend the First Amendment is "total Nazi; and notice I didn’t say neo-Nazi." Carto is reported to have donated money to Holocaust deniers as well as Moore's

Carto is reported to have donated money to Holocaust deniers as well as to Moore's group. Moore's group appears to be one of the few non-Holocaust denial organizations to have benefited from the largesse of Carto's group.

Moore's foundation has become the object of increasing scrutiny since he won the Republican Senate nomination in his state. Last week it was revealed that Moore had earned $180,000 each year for his work with the foundation, despite initially claiming that he had not drawn a "regular salary" from it. Between 2007 and 2012, Moore had taken home more than $1 million from serving as the charity's president.

Moore has also incurred controversy in the past for his hateful comments about Muslims (such as arguing that Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a Muslim, should not be allowed to serve in Congress) and homosexuals. Regarding the latter, Moore infamously argued in 2005, "Homosexual conduct should be illegal."


Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a breaking news writer for Salon. He holds an MA in History from Rutgers University-Newark and is ABD in his PhD program in History at Lehigh University. His work has appeared in Mic, Quartz and MSNBC.

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