‘Ragtag army of Non-Chrisi’ans are all after me’.
Judge Roy C Moore tells church rally a conspiracy of ‘lesbians, gays, bisexuals, socialists’ have manufactured the stories of pedophilia to thwart his political aspirations
GOP senate candidate, [Alabama], Roy Moore, told a church congregation on Thursday that a conspiracy is behind the unfolding multiple tales of sexual misconduct leveled against him
Moore, 71, blamed ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgenders and socialists’ conspiracy for manufacturing the controversy
‘The attacks have not only been false and numerous, but malicious’ Moore pointed out as he uses campaign stops to rally his evangelical base on social issues in recent days
The former Alabama chief judge has been accused of predatory sexual misconduct by nine women, most of them minors at the time
Includes at least one case of sexual assault against 16-year-old Beverly Johnson, who produced her yearbook signed by Moore
Then a county DA, Roy Moore was in his early thirties at the time
The most serious allegation stems from Leigh Corfman, who accuses Moore of inappropriately touching when she was 14-years-old
Cross and tense Alabama Republican Senate candidate, Roy Moore, is valiantly attempting to turn the table against his accusers. He blamed gays for his woes Thursday. Several women have accused him of of molestation while in their teens
Seemingly rattled by the heckling, Moore pauses in his speech as he was twice interrupted when Barbieri engaged another man in a back-and-forth – Look at him, he is a ‘man’s man.’ ‘Does that look like the face of a molester?’
Moore told a church congregation on Thursday that a conspiracy is behind a rash of sexual misconduct allegations against him.
The embattled GOP candidate for the vacant Alabama senatorial seat, Tuesday said a conspiracy involving ‘lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and socialists’ was behind the sexual misconduct allegations that have plagued his campaign for the US Senate.
Moore, 71, made the comments while speaking to congregates at the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Theodore, Alabama and explicitly named the ‘malicious’ forces behind a litany of highly publicized accusations.
‘They are the liberals… the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgenders that want to change our culture,’ Moore said.
‘They’re socialist who want to change our way of life, putting man above god,’ he continued, adding that the ‘Washington establishment’ was also to blame for the attacks against him.
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The Washington elite, Moore contended, ‘simply want to keep their jobs to do the same thing, keep everything the same because they don’t want to loose their position, their power, their prestige.’
He added: ‘The attacks have not only been false and numerous, but malicious.’
Moore’s campaign has been wounded by accusations of sexual misconduct, decades ago, made by women who were then teenagers.
Moore at his Thursday church rally blamed ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgenders and socialists’ for the sexual misconduct accusations mushrooming around him
Beverly Young Nelson [left], and Leigh Corfman, [right], have all come out to accuse Roy Moore of attempting to engage them sexually in their teens
Leigh Corfman, [left], left, then 14 in 1979; At right, from top, Wendy Miller around age 16, Debbie Wesson Gibson [center], aged 17 and 18-year-old Gloria Thacker Deason, all allege Roy Moore propositioned them as teens
Leigh Corfman and three other women accused Moore of sexual harassment and assault in a Washington Post article published earlier this month, The most serious allegation stems from Leigh Corfman, who accuses Moore of inappropriately touching her when she was 14-years-old during the 1970s.
Moore, a 32-year-old district attorney at the time has denied all the statements made by the women. He insists he has never met them even with Beverly Nelson presenting her yearbook which he signed for the then teenage restaurant worker.
On Tuesday, Corfman wrote an open letter to Moore, demanding that he stop calling her a liar and raising doubts about the alleged sexual encounter.
‘I demand that you stop calling me a liar and attacking my character,’ Leigh Corfman wrote in the letter, which was published on AL.com Tuesday.
‘I am telling the truth, and you should have the decency to admit it and apologize.
‘But now you are attacking my honesty and integrity. Where does your immortality end?’
Moore blamed ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgenders and socialists’ for the controversy
Corfman and three other women accused Moore of sexual harassment and assault in a Washington Post article published earlier this month.
The 53-year-old told the Post that in 1979 Moore partially undressed both of them, touched her over her underwear and put her hand on his genitals.
Moore’s Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, is statistically tied with the conservative candidate for deep red Alabama, for the vacant Alabama Senate seat.
His recent campaign stops have aimed at both defending himself against the allegations and rallying his base ahead of the Dec. 12 election.
Newly back on the campaign trail since the uproar the accusations caused, Moore has used campaign stops to rally his evangelical base on social issues, including abortion, juxtaposing his desire to one day outlaw it altogether against Democratic rival Doug Jones support of abortion rights.
Comedian Tony Barbieri [Tee-shirt, photo], posed as a Moore supporter questioning the media criticism, at the Moore church rally, Thursday
Moore’s speech was also interrupted twice on Thursday after a bizarre back-and-forth ensued between a Moore detractor and another man who turned out to be a comedian for a late night talk show, according to AL.com.
Tony Barbieri, who is known for his appearances as the character Jake Byrd on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, posed as a Moore supporter questioning the media criticism against the former Alabama Supreme Court Justice while describing him as a ‘man’s man.’
‘Does that look like the face of a molester?’ Barbieri added. He too was escorted out of the building by law enforcement.