Jimmy Kimmel Defends His Catholic Faith Against Attack from Roy Moore
This isn’t something you expect to hear on late night TV.
Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC’s late night show, recently got into a Twitter spat with Roy Moore. Moore is running for the US Senate in Alabama and has been accused by numerous women of sexual assault when they were minors.
After Kimmel sent one of his people to disrupt a Moore rally at a church, Moore tweeted at Kimmel: “If you want to mock our Christian values, come down here to Alabama and do it man to man.” Kimmel responded on his show saying that he’d be happy to come down to Alabama to discuss “Christian values.”
Here’s what Kimmel said next:
“It doesn’t fit your stereotype, but I happen to be a Christian too. I made my first holy communion, I was confirmed, I pray, I support my church, one of my closest friends is a priest, I baptize my children. Christian is actually my middle name. I know that’s shocking, but it’s true. So if you’re open to, when we sit down, I will share with you what I learned at my church. At my church, forcing yourself on underaged girls is a no-no. Some even consider it to be a sin.”
In another recent episode of his show, he defended good Catholic priests against being lumped together with priests who have committed child abuse.
Kimmel was raised Catholic, was an altar server, and says he is a practicing Catholic. However, he publicly supports things contrary to Catholic teaching, such as same-sex marriage.