Senate candidate claims allegations he molested two women in the 1970 s are a calculated great efforts to derail his political career

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore complained on Tuesday that he is being “harassed” by the media over sexual misconduct allegations involving teenagers.

Addressing the faithful at a Baptist church revival in south-west Alabama, Moore insisted that the claims are a calculated great efforts to derail his political career.

” Why do you think they're giving me this difficulty ?” he demanded.” Why do you think I'm being harassed in the media and people pushing forth accusations in the last 28 days of this election, the last 30 days it began?

” After 40 -something years fighting this battle, I'm now facing accusations, and that's all the press want to talk about. But I want to talk about the questions. I want to talk about where this country's going and, if we don't come back to God, we're not going anywhere .”

Two females have claimed that Moore molested them in the 1970 s, when one was 14 and another 16 and he was a local district attorney in his 30 s. Three others said he sought romantic relationships with them around the same day. The Republican party formally cut ties with Moore earlier on Tuesday.

Wearing a dark suit, white shirt and red tie with white stripes, Moore spoke for half an hour to a supportive collect of about 400 people in a gym at the Walker Springs Road Baptist Church in Jackson, Alabama. Staff there said the church had received threatening phone calls but there were no incidents.

Pastor David Webb said ” allegations” is exactly what they are.” All I can see is a man who for years has stood for right ,” he told the audience.” Thank God for a man who stood for truth .”

Quick Guide

Gay prohibits and kudo for Putin: the world according to Roy Moore

Homosexuality are due to be illegal

In 2005, Moore said:” Homosexual conduct should be illegal .” In an interview broadcasted on C-Span, Moore added:” It is immoral. It is defined by the law as detestable .” During a debate in September 2017, he went out of his style to bemoan the fact that” sodomy[ and] sexual perversion sweep the land “.

September 11 attacks as divine punishment

In a speech in February, Moore appeared to suggest that the terrorist attacks of September 11 were the result of divine retribution against the United States and prophesized in the Book of Isaiah. In comments first reported by CNN, Moore quoted Isaiah 30:12 -1 3, saying:” Because you have hated His word and trust in perverseness and oppression, and say thereon … hence this iniquity will be to you as a violate ready to fall, swell out in a high wall, whose violating cometh abruptly at an instance .” Moore then noted:” Sounds a little bit like the Pentagon, whose transgres came abruptly at an instance, doesn't it ?” He added:” If you think that's coincidence, if you go to verse 25:' There should be up on every high mountain and upon every mound, rivers and creeks of water in the day of the great carnage when the towers will fall.'”

Praise for Putin

In an interview with the Guardian in August, Moore praised Putin for his views on gay rights.” Perhaps Putin is right. Perhaps he's more akin to me than I know .” The commentaries came after Moore suggested the United States could be described as” the focus of evil in the world” because” we promote a lot of bad things “. Moore specifically named lesbian matrimony as one of those “bad things”.

‘Reds and yellows ‘

At a rally earlier in September, Moore talked about” reds and ambers opposing” while discussing racial division in the United States. Moore justified this on Twitter by citing lyrics from the ballad Jesus Loves the Little Children. He wrote” Red, yellow, black and white they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world. This is the Gospel .”

Tracking livestock is communism

In 2006, Moore denounced a proposal for a national ID system for animals as” more identifiable with communism than free enterprise “. The proposal received attention after a cow in Alabama had been diagnosed with mad cow illnes. Moore, who was then operating for governor, was skeptical that the outbreak was real. Instead, Moore suggested it was a ruse intended to promote the tracking system.

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