Roy Moore, the disgraced former judge and current frontrunner in a US Senate election, has said that “homosexual conduct should be illegal.”
The conservative Christian politician also compared homosexuality with bestiality.
Moore, who is running for the US Senate seat vacated by Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions, made the comments during a 2005 interview, according to CNN.
Last week, it was revealed that he has appeared multiple times on a radio show hosted by pastor Kevin Swanson, who is known for preaching that gay people must be stoned to death.
He also said he didn’t know whether gay people should be executed.
Moore has a lead over his GOP primary opponent Luther Strange in the race to become Alabama’s Senator.
During the interview with liberal pundit Bill Press on C-SPAN2’s After Words, discussion turned to the landmark 2003 Supreme Court decision to strike down Texas’s state law banning sodomy.
Press asked: “Do you think that homosexual – homosexuality, or homosexual conduct should be illegal today?
“That’s a yes or no question.”
Moore responded: “Homosexual conduct should be illegal, yes.”
Press later asked Moore why the government should legislate to limit what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own homes.
Moore responded by comparing gay sex to bestiality.
“Just because it’s done behind closed doors, it can still be prohibited by state law,” he said.
Read more at: PinkNews.
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