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Roy Moore spokesman says gay sex should be illegal in election night interview

Nick Duffy December 13, 2017

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A spokesperson for failed Senate candidate Roy Moore said that gay sex should be illegal in an interview on election night.

Moore, a hardline Republican who has faced allegations of child molestation, was the Republican for the special election to the US Senate in Alabama.

Democrat Doug Jones defeated Moore in a surprise upset last night – but not before the Moore campaign made one last parting shot at the LGBT community.

As the polls closed, Moore’s campaign rep went on CNN – to confirm that the candidate thinks gay sex should be illegal.

MIDLAND CITY, AL - DECEMBER 11: Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event at Jordan's Activity Barn on December 11, 2017 in Midland City, Alabama. Mr. Moore is facing off against Democrat Doug Jones in tomorrow's special election for the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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CNN’s Jake Tapper asked: “Does he think that homosexual conduct should be illegal? It’s a yes or no question.”

Moore spokesman Ted Crockett responded: “Probably.”

Asked what the punishment should be, Crockett responded: “It’s just a sin, okay? That’s what it is.

“That’s what my Bible tells me, the Old Testament and the New Testament. That’s what this is about. You people want to take the whole 3000 years of our history and y’all just want to throw it out the window.

“You want to take your own man-made rules and do whatever you want, and sin, and that’s part of the problem we’ve got in Washington DC today.

FAIRHOPE, AL - DECEMBER 05: Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event at Oak Hollow Farm on December 5, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. Mr. Moore is facing off against Democrat Doug Jones in next week's special election for the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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“We’ve got too many people wanging out there. They’re fooling with women they shouldn’t be fooling with, they ought to love their wives.

“Roy Moore loves his wife and Kayla loves him. That’s the problem in this country, we need to get back to moral law.”

Since he mentioned her, Kayla Moore spent the evening insisting that the pair were not anti-Semitic by referring to “the Jews” in the media and insisting that “one of our attorneys is a Jew”

If elected, Moore would have been the most homophobic US Senator in recent history.

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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.

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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Moore said: “Because of YOU, tonight, the establishment has been defeated in Alabama!

“We still have a ways to go before December 12th’s general election, and the road certainly doesn’t get easier, but with YOU, the best grassroots army of supporters around, I know we can take on anything together!”

Moore has also praised Russia’s ‘gay propaganda’ law.

CNN’s K-File found that Moore’s political Facebook page had shared a 2015 article by anti-LGBT website Barbwire titled ‘Conservative Russians Give Moral Lesson to Facebook’s Homosexual Propaganda’.

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The article addressed Russian efforts to ban a Facebook ‘Pride’ profile picture filter in the country under the gay ‘propaganda’ law.

It lavished praise on the country for its “strong stance in defense of traditional family values” by passing “what is commonly referred to as the law against gay propaganda” to jail “insolent demonstrators”.

Elsewhere on his Facebook page, Moore criticised local officials for permitting Pride parades to take place, and shared posts claiming that gay people have fabricated all instances of homophobic hate crimes.

GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said: “The people of Alabama have spoken and made it known that Roy Moore’s personal values around sexual assaults, racism, and anti-LGBTQ hate do not align with American values.

“Tonight’s results are a victory in the ongoing fight to uplift and support survivors of sexual assault, LGBTQ people, people of color, and other marginalized communities who are sick of seeing their humanity debated.

“Moore’s loss is also a strong signal that Americans want better than President Trump and elected officials like him who aim to divide and discriminate, rather than unite.”

HRC President Chad Griffin added: “Tonight, in rejecting avowed bigot Roy Moore, Alabama voters solidified once and for all that attacking and demonizing the LGBTQ community is a sure-fire way to get yourself beat on Election Day.

“Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama is monumental, and was made possible by the overwhelming and unprecedented, grassroots resistance of ordinary Alabamians against the politics of hate and division.

“From our victories in North Carolina, Virginia, and now in Alabama, Equality Voters have proven that LGBTQ people and our allies are a voting bloc to be respected, sought-after and feared by candidates on both sides of the aisle.

“The American people will no longer tolerate discrimination against their family, friends and neighbors.”

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