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Homophobic Senate candidate Roy Moore blames LGBT people for sexual assault allegations

Josh Jackman November 30, 2017
HENAGAR, AL - NOVEMBER 27: Judge Roy Moore holds a campaign rally on November 27, 2017 in Henagar, Alabama. Over 100 supporters turned out to the event packing the Henagar Event Center. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)

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Roy Moore thinks LGBT people are responsible for the multiple sexual assault allegations made against him.

The most homophobic Senate candidate in recent history has been accused by nine women of sexual misconduct, including child molestation.

Most of the women were teenagers at the time that Moore, the Republican candidate to represent Alabama in the US Senate, allegedly sexually assaulted them.

HENAGAR, AL - NOVEMBER 27: Judge Roy Moore holds a campaign rally on November 27, 2017 in Henagar, Alabama. Over 100 supporters turned out to the event packing the Henagar Event Center. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)
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Leigh Corfman was 14 when Moore, a 32-year-old assistant district attorney at the time, allegedly stripped the child and touched her over her bra and underpants.

He was allegedly banned from his local mall in Alabama because of his behaviour towards teenage girls there.

BIRMINGHAM, AL - NOVEMBER 16: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks during a news conference with supporters and faith leaders, November 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Moore refused to answer questions regarding sexual harassment allegations and pursuing relationships with underage women. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Despite the flood of accusations, Moore – who “doesn’t know” if gay people should be executed – has stayed in the race.

And last night at Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Theodore, Alabama, the 70-year-old targeted LGBT people in a far-ranging attack riddled with paranoia.

JACKSON, AL - NOVEMBER 14: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event at the Walker Springs Road Baptist Church on November 14, 2017 in Jackson, Alabama. The embattled candidate has been accused of sexual misconduct with underage girls when he was in his 30s. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Reading off yellow legal paper despite being a disgraced former judge, Moore said the claims were part of a conspiracy concocted by a mysterious “they”.

“When I say ‘they,’ who are ‘they’?” he asked the congregation.

“They’re liberals,” he continued. “They don’t hold conservative values.

“They’re the lesbian, gay, bisexual transgenders who want to change our culture.”

MONTGOMERY, AL - SEPTEMBER 26: Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore (R) speaks to supporters at an election-night rally on September 26, 2017 in Montgomery, Alabama. Moore, former chief justice of the Alabama supreme court, defeated incumbent Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) in a primary runoff election for the seat vacated when Jeff Sessions was appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Donald Trump. Moore will now face Democratic candidate Doug Jones in the general election in December. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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It is unclear whether the vile homophobe, who has said that “homosexual conduct should be illegal,” was alleging that all trans people are simultaneously lesbian, gay and bisexual.

He also blamed “socialists who want to change our way of life,” while at the same time attacking the mysterious “Washington establishment,” who he said wants to “keep everything the same so they don’t lose their position, their power, their prestige.”

MONTGOMERY, AL - SEPTEMBER 26: Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore speaks to reporters at an election-night rally after declaring victory on September 26, 2017 in Montgomery, Alabama. Moore, former chief justice of the Alabama supreme court, defeated incumbent Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) in a primary runoff election for the seat vacated when Jeff Sessions was appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Donald Trump. Moore will now face Democratic candidate Doug Jones in the general election in December. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Moore added: “Attacks have been not only false, but numerous and malicious.”

Enticing a child under 16 to enter a home with the purpose of proposing sexual intercourse or fondling of sexual and genital parts is – and was – a felony which means up to 10 years in prison.

FAIRHOPE, AL - SEPTEMBER 25: Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, speaks at a campaign rally on September 25, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. Moore is running in a primary runoff election against incumbent Luther Strange for the seat vacated when Jeff Sessions was appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Donald Trump. The runoff election is scheduled for September 26. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Moore, who has also compared gay sex to bestiality, has resisted calls from more than a dozen Republican senators – including Majority Leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell – to step aside.

The special election between Moore and Democratic Party candidate Doug Jones, which follows Attorney General Jeff Sessions vacating the seat, is set for December 12.

Watch Moore put his hatred on full display below:

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