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Nigel Farage supports candidate who compares gay sex to bestiality

Nick Duffy September 25, 2017

British politician Nigel Farage, former leader of the UK Independance Party (UKIP) attends a press conference during an election campaign event of Germany's anti-Islam, anti-immigration AfD (Alternative fuer Deutschland) party on September 8, 2017 in Berlin. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage is supporting a US Senate candidate who has suggested gay sex should be criminalised.

Pro-Brexit MEP Nigel Farage, who previously lashed out at Barack Obama for “meddling” in UK politics, will this week head to the US to back a controversial GOP Primary challenger.

Mr Farage has thrown his support behind Roy Moore, who is running for a vacant US Senate seat in Alabama.

Moore is on course to become the most homophobic politician elected to office in recent US history, and has said that “homosexual conduct should be illegal” and compared it to bestiality.

MONTGOMERY, AL ? AUGUST 21: Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore walks back into the state Judicial Building after addressing supporters August 21, 2003 in Montgomery, Alabama. The eight other justices today overruled Moore?s defiance of a federal court order to remove a 5,300 lb granite monument of the Ten Commandments that is exhibited in the Judicial Building. Moore defied a deadline to get rid of the monument by midnight today. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider the issue Wednesday. (Photo by Gary Tramontina/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gary Tramontina/Getty Images)

An investigation by CNN last week revealed that Moore believes gay sex should be illegal, confirming in 2005: “Homosexual conduct should be illegal, yes.”

Moore has also compared gay sex to bestiality, saying: “Just because it’s done behind closed doors, it can still be prohibited by state law

“Do you know that bestiality, the relationship between man and beast is prohibited in every state? It’s the same thing.”

It was also revealed that he has appeared multiple times on a radio show hosted by pastor Kevin Swanson, who is known for preaching that gay people must be stoned to death.

In a 2015 interview Moore himself refused to say whether he supports gay people being put to death.

The candidate formerly served as Alabama’s Chief Justice, but was ejected from the role after abusing his authority in a bid to block gay weddings in the state.

The disgraced justice had issued a string of orders declaring the US Supreme Court ruling on equal marriage “doesn’t apply” in Alabama due to state anti-gay laws, and ordered probate judges to enforce a gay marriage ban.

Moore fumed: “This was a politically motivated effort by radical homosexual and transgender groups to remove me as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court because of outspoken opposition to their immoral agenda.”

It was in fact because of his flagrantly illegal actions.

Farage will speak at a rally for Moore in Alabama this evening, ahead of the GOP primary runoff election between Moore and Senator Luther Strange tomorrow.

The winner of the Republican run-off will take on Democrat Doug Jones in the special Senate election on December 12.

Victory in the GOP run-off all-but-guarantees victory in the special election, as no Democrat has won a Senate race in the state in more than two decades.

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