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From Time by Nash Jenkins--
Roy Moore, [is] a 70-year-old former Chief Justice of Alabama's Supreme Court. He was suspended from his post last year, after bucking the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. On his campaign website, Moore says he was "upholding the sanctity of marriage as between one man and one woman."
That's one of his tamer statements. Here are some of his more incendiary remarks.
Earlier this week, CNN dredged up an 12-year-old video of Moore on C-SPAN2, in which pundit Bill Press grilled Moore on his views on homosexuality.
"Homosexual conduct should be illegal, yes," Moore said.
He then made a remark likening homosexuality to having sex with animals.
"Do you know that bestiality, the relationship between man and beast is prohibited in every state?" he asked.
"You mean homosexuality is same thing as bestiality?" Press replied.
"It is a moral precept upon which this country was founded," Moore told him.
Moore suggested gay people shouldn't be allowed to have children
In a custody dispute in 2002, when Moore was Chief Justice of Alabama's Supreme Court, he ruled in favor of the allegedly abusive ex-husband of a woman who had since come out as a lesbian. The reason? "Homosexual behavior is crime against nature, an inherent evil, and an act so heinous that it defies one's ability to describe it," he wrote in his opinion, concluding that one's homosexuality alone "would render him or her an unfit parent."
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