Roy Moore Blames LGBT Community for Sexual-Misconduct Claims

Senate candidate Roy Moore on Wednesday told churchgoers in Alabama the LGBT community is behind the multiple sexual-misconduct allegations against him. In a sermon-like speech from the pulpit of the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church, Moore warned his supporters of a “conspiracy” against him concocted by forces seeking to derail his political career. All in one go, he then blamed “liberals, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and socialists” for the allegations against him. “They’re the Washington establishment... who don’t want to lose their power,” he said. Several women have come forward to accuse the Republican candidate of pursuing them sexually when they were underage, with one accuser saying she was 14 at the time of an alleged incident. Moore has denied the claims and on Wednesday described them as “false” and “malicious” attacks.