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Senate candidate Roy Moore has said decriminalising homosexuality was ‘terrible’ and ‘devastating’

Josh Jackman November 30, 2017
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 30's. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

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Roy Moore has called the legalisation of gay sex “terrible” and “devastating”.

The most homophobic Senate candidate in recent history – who has been accused by nine women of sexual misconduct – also said California’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage was proof that the US was a “nation gone under”.

He said that the ruling would lead to laws allowing “one man to marry ten women or a man to marry his two daughters.”

BIRMINGHAM, AL - NOVEMBER 16: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore, sitting next to his wife Kayla Moore, waits to speak at 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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Moore, a disgraced former judge who has said that “homosexual conduct should be illegal,” compared those who follow same-sex marriage laws to Nazis.

Moore made the remarks in a 2008 speech to Vision Forum, a now-disbanded evangelical group which promoted an extremely misogynistic “Biblical patriarchy” theology, ThinkProgress has reported.

VESTAVIA HILLS, AL - NOVEMBER 11: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks during a mid-Alabama Republican Club's Veterans Day event on November 11, 2017 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. This week Moore's campaign was brought under scrutiny, after being accused of sexual misconduct with underage girls when he was in his 30's. (Photo by Wes Frazer/Getty Images)
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The Republican candidate for Alabama’s Senate seat said that Nazis had followed the law of their country, comparing them to US judges who had ruled in favour of marriage equality.

“Without God, there is no morality,” he said. “Unless we wake up to that we’re going to see a worsening”.

BIRMINGHAM, AL - NOVEMBER 16: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore and his wife Kayla Moore exit 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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He added that pro-LGBT activists and judges “want to destroy the institution of marriage.

“This is a spiritual battle in which everything of God is being attacked.”

Moore was then asked what he thought were the worst decisions handed down by the US Supreme Court in the last 10 years.

He answered that the 2003 ruling which overturned Texas’s law criminalising homosexuality – which meant gay sex became legal in every US state – was “devastating”.

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 30's. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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“Lawrence v. Texas was terrible, when they okayed sodomy,” he said.

“They actually turned to the laws of Germany, France and the United Kingdom to find there was a right to commit sodomy.

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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“I think that was a devastating opinion.”

He added: “My personal opinion is this: it all goes back to your worldview.

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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“Their worldview doesn’t include God. When it doesn’t include God, there is no basis for morality.”

Yesterday, speaking to a Baptist Church in Theodore, Alabama, Moore said “lesbian, gay, bisexual transgenders” were behind the nine sexual assault allegations against him.

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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In a similar vein to his 2008 comments, he also blamed “socialists who want to change our way of life and put man above God”.

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.

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