Ultra-conservative Alabama judge Roy Moore treated a Republican audience to a particularly right-wing diatribe last week.
Moore, a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, who wishes to stand for election to the Senate in 2020, addressed the Huntsville Republican Men’s Breakfast group, reports Alabama Political Reporter.
“We have got to go back to what we did back in the 60s and 70s back to a moral basis … Abortion was not legal when I went to Vietnam. It was passed later. It was ok’d later. We had abortion laws in our country and our state.
“We did not have same-sex marriage. We did not have transgender rights. Sodomy was illegal. These things were just not around when my classmates and I went to West Point and Vietnam.”
Moore stood for the election to the Senate in 2017 but lost to Democrat Doug Jones. His campaign was mired by allegations of sexual misconduct when he was younger.
Several women made allegations against Moore, the youngest of whom says she was 14 at the time of the alleged incident in 1979. He has always denied any wrongdoing.
“Our education system, that is something that really gets me,” Moore continued in his speech. “Because back when I was in school in 1965, we had prayer in school. We had prayer before our football games. The Ten Commandments could be displayed in school up until 1980.
“We said the Pledge of Allegiance. We had morning devotionals. I know most of you in here over the age of 60 probably remember days like that. We are continually under attack from atheists and secular humanists who want to take those laws from us.”
“We have drag queens teaching kindergarten children in this state and this community … in Huntsville in Mobile they taught kids and they dress them up in drag.
“Where does this come from? Gender identity is being taught in California to young kids and parents have no choice but to let their kids be taught that.”
You can watch some of the comments on the video below.
In 2016, Moore lost his position on the Supreme Court of Alabama when he refused to abide by the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage, claiming it didn’t apply to Alabama.
In June of this year, Moore announced his intention to try and run again for the Senate in 2020 as a Republican candidate. The Republican Primary will take place on March, 3rd.