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GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore isn’t sure whether gays should be put to death

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Only in Trump’s America could a disgraced former judge have a shot at a seat in the US Senate. But that’s exactly what’s happening in Alabama.

Roy Moore was ejected from his role as Alabama’s Chief Justice after abusing his authority by blocking gay weddings in the state after the historic SCOTUS ruling in June 2015. Now, he’s running for the US Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Not just that, but it looks like he might win.

Related: Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Will Stand Trial For Defying Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Up until now, Moore has enjoyed a strong lead over his GOP primary opponent. But that may soon be changing. Or it may not. We’ll see.

This week, it was revealed that Moore has close ties to extremist pastor Kevin Swanson. You know, the guy who said he’s rather smear poo all over himself than attend a gay wedding and who once called for LGBTQ  people to be put to death.

CNN reports that Moore has appeared multiple times on Swanson’s radio show. Not just that, but he shares extremist views.

Moore appeared on Swanson’s show at least five times, possibly more. His most recent appearance was in February 2017, long after Swanson’s “kill the gays” comments. In nearly all the appearances, the two guys rallied against the “gay agenda.”

Related: Kevin Swanson, a.k.a. the ‘Poop Pastor,’ says God sent Hurricane Harvey to punish queers

CNN also unearthed a 2015 interview in which Moore refused to clarify whether he supports putting gay people to death.

When asked if people should be executed for having gay sex, Moore thought for a moment, then replied: “Well I don’t, you know, I’m not here to outline any punishments for sodomy. That’s far beyond any issues I’ve come in contact with. I can’t help what some people say, what some people do.”

He could have left it at that, but Moore added: “In 1960, every state in the union had laws against sodomy. And in the beginning of the country, in 1776, all 13 colonies had laws against sodomy. So sodomy is historically against the law.”

In 1776, slavery was also legal and women weren’t considered equal human beings. A lot has changed since then.

Moore will face off against challenger Luther Strange in a GOP run-off election later this month.

Related: Alabama is getting ready to send us the most homophobic Senator since Jesse Helms

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11 Comments

  • KaiserVonScheiss

    Criticising the government had been historically against the law too, at least in most places.. Good thing that changed.

    At the founding of the country, death was the maximum sentence for all felonies. Should we still hang someone who steals a horse, how about a car?

    Cocaine and opium used to be legal, but something tells me that Mr Moore doesn’t want to legalise them.

    • DCguy

      Anybody notice that this screename of Mo Bros just tried to blather out something unrelated to the post in order to desperately try to change the topic off of the fact that the Alabama frontrunner for the Senate seat refused to say whether or not he thinks lgbts should be put to death?

      Nice try.

    • KaiserVonScheiss

      @DCguy

      Are you legit stupid or just illiterate?

      I was pointing out his illogic, something you could never understand.

  • ChrisK

    Yeah, since nearly everyone has engaged in oral sex (sodomy) you better get busy shithead.

    • Jack Meoff

      Sodomy is anal sex not oral sex just to clarify.

    • crowebobby

      Jack Meoff: The legal definition of sodomy includes both anal and oral sex

  • Kieran

    Can we get back to the real issue for LGBTQs? Where does he stand on transgender bathrooms in Alabama?

    • DCguy

      And another attempt to deflect from the fact that a Republican leading senate candidate refuses to say whether or not lgbts should be put to death.

  • nmharleyrider

    Does he honestly think that sodomy is restricted to homosexuals? I know many, many heteros who enjoy it. In fact there are hetero websites devoted to it. Talk about sticking your head in the sand

  • dubril

    The hysterically laughable thing about the gay-haters is that gay men–if not lesbians–don’t have sex in any position that heteros don’t indulge in. Name me one thing gays do sexually that heteros don’t do. Didn’t think so. There’s a hole and you plug it. Pretty simple, huh. So, what’s all the handwringing about? The fact that the female partner has been replaced by a male? Big deal. All you homophobic ignoramuses, Jesus never made a big deal out of homosexuality, even when He had a chance to. All He said was that homosexuals are born that way. Period. The word in those days was ‘eunuch’, one of the meanings of which is a man who doesn’t desire women. And Jesus made it clear what meaning He was using when He didn’t condemn homosexuals as such. I conjecture Jesus Christ would have condemned the mentally and morally challenged homophobes these days, however. Sinner that I am, I confess that I have unmitigated contempt for the God-mongers among us. Wish I were in Alabama so I could work night and day to defeat that toad. And I’m on the Right politically.

  • Sam6969

    This guy has just a twisted mind. I cannot believe people like that can go so far in their public career. Let’s see how many twisted people there are in Alabama.

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