Asked if Roy Moore still thinks homosexuality should be criminalized, a spokesman for his Senate campaign replied “probably.”
“It’s just a sin, OK? That’s what it is,” Ted Crockett told CNN host Jake Tapper. “It’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 2,000 or 3,000 years of our history and you all just want to throw it out the window, as if you’re just going to make your own rules, your own man-made rules, and do whatever you want,” he added.
Moore, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, has previously said he believes homosexual conduct should be illegal and that Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to serve in public office.
In an interview with Bill Press on C-SPAN 2’s After Words, Press read an excerpt from one of Moore’s Supreme Court decisions in which the judge describes homosexuality as “abhorrent, immoral, detestable, a crime against nature and a violation of the laws of nature and nature’s God upon which the nation and our laws are predicated.”
After reading Moore’s words, Press asked Moore if he thought homosexuality should be illegal.
“Homosexual conduct should be illegal, yes,” Moore answered.
Crockett said Moore’s campaign was focused on calling for a return to “moral law,” arguing that lawmakers in Washington too often renounced biblical teachings.
The now embattled candidate and disgraced judge was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court twice for disobeying federal court orders, with the most recent being for ignoring the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.
Polls close at 8pm tonight. If Moore loses, then it could dismantle the GOP agenda. And if he wins, then it could spell trouble for the Republican Party heading into the midterms next year.
Does Roy Moore think that homosexual conduct should be illegal?
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) December 12, 2017