Firm convictions, uneasiness at churches before Senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – There are both firm convictions and uneasy feelings in church pews as Alabama’s U.S. Senate race winds down.

At Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church on Sunday, pastor Arthur Price evoked the civil rights era and told the mostly black congregation the election is too important to skip.

Democratic candidate Doug Jones prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen convicted of killing four black girls in a bombing at the church in 1963.

But white worshippers at Montgomery’s Perry Hill Baptist Church say they’re sticking with Republican Roy Moore and don’t believe sexual misconduct allegations against him. Moore spoke at the church in September.

At Ashland Place United Methodist Church in Mobile, the mood among worshippers seems to be frustration over having to choose between a Republican like Moore and any Democrat.

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