‘Handmaids’ protest extreme homophobe and alleged child molester Roy Moore
A group of protestors dressed as characters from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ protested Senate candidate Roy Moore due to multiple sexual assault allegations against him.
Disgraced former judge Roy Moore, who faces allegations of child sex abuse from at least nine seperate women, was met with protesters at a campaign rally this week.
WKRG reported Around 50 people attended to protest the Senate candidate, dressed as characters from the hit Hulu show, The Handmaid’s Tale, adapted from the Margret Atwood novel of the same name.
The Handmaid’s Tale takes place in a dystopian future version of the United States, where women’s bodies and autonomy are heavily policed and restricted.
Holding up signs including ‘we want a Senator, not a predator’ and ‘#NoMoore’, the protestors attempted to enter the rally.
The group were prevented from accessing the rally by law enforcement, but stayed at the entrance of the property and protested as people entered the rally.
Moore has been accused of several historic counts of sexual assault, including one incident allegedly involving a 14-year old.
As well as the multiple allegations of sexual assault and child sexual abuse, Roy Moore has cemented himself as one of the most homophobic politicians in recent American history.
Moore recently called the legalisation of gay sex “terrible” and “devastating” and has previously said that transgender people do not have rights.
The 70-year-old also claimed that his senate election campaign has been attacked by ‘homosexualist gay terrorism.’
Many prominent Republicans have called on Moore to step down, including Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, and 13 other senators and four congressmen from the Republican Party, as well as Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush.
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Moore, who “doesn’t know” if gay people should be executed, is now neck-and-neck in the race for the US Senate seat vacated by Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
This week, President Donald Trump formally supported Moore’s senate bid. The White House confirmed Trump had spoken to Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore by phone and endorsed his campaign.
Moore 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 special election will be held December 12.