Senate Candidate Roy Moore's Organization Accepted Donations From Group Funded by anti-Semite

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Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at the Values Voter Summit of the Family Research Council in Washington, October 13, 2017. Credit: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters

A foundation run by Judge Roy Moore, the conservative firebrand Republican candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama, once accepted a $1,000 donation from a group founded by white supremacist Willis Carto, the Huffington Post reported Wednesday. 

The contribution, made in 2005, was provided by the Foundation to Defend the First Amendment, which Huffington Post said is one of a number of non-profit groups that Carto used "to shuffle money around to his anti-Semitic and racist conspiracy publications, to fund Holocaust deniers, and, apparently, to donate to Moore’s non-profit."

Moore, whose foundation is called the Foundation for Moral Law, beat Luther Strange, who had the support of President Donald Trump, in last month's Alabama primary.

The Anti-Defamation League called Carto, who died in 2015, "one of the most virulent anti-Semitic propagandists in the United States," noting that he was associated with movements promoting ne0-Nazism and Holocaust denial.

Carto founded the Liberty Lobby in the 1950s and in 1979, established the Institute for Historical Review, which ADL said "operated under a guise of scholarship and published 'revisionist' studies laced with anti-Semitic themes in the Journal of Historical Review."

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