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Pro-life Senate candidate: ‘Abortion, sodomy, sexual perversion sweep our land’

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ALABAMA, September 22, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore blasted the “immorality, abortion, sodomy,” and “sexual perversion” that “sweep our land” in a debate last night.

“I wanna see virtue and morality return to our country,” said Moore. “God is the only source of our law, liberty, and government. You know our first president said that virtue and morality was a necessary spring of popular government. He said who that is a sincere friend to it can look with indifference on attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric. Our foundation has been shaken.”

“Crime, corruption, immorality, abortion, sodomy, sexual perversion sweep our land,” he continued. “When we become one nation under God again, when liberty and justice for all reigns across our land, we will be truly good again.”

Moore promised to fight political correctness in the military, saying, “As a graduate [of] the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a Vietnam veteran, I want ... our military strong again. I want it free from political correctness and social experimentation, like transgender troops in our bathrooms and ‘inclusiveness.’”

Moore also ripped the “Washington establishment” and violent anti-Trump protests.

Moore and Sen. Luther Strange are competing in a primary runoff election for the senate seat of former Sen. Jeff Sessions, now the U.S. Attorney General.

Former Governor Robert Bentley, who resigned after a sex scandal, appointed Strange to take Sessions’ seat. As Alabama’s Attorney General, Strange had been investigating Bentley’s corruption.

The election for Sessions’ seat was originally going to take place in 2018 along with the regular midterm election, but Bentley’s replacement, Gov. Kay Ivey, moved it to December 2017.

In the first stage of the primary, Moore won 38 percent of the vote and Strange won nearly 33 percent.

Moore is well known in Alabama and to social conservatives nationwide for his strong stands for life, marriage, and the role of religion in the public square. Moore was suspended from the Alabama Supreme Court for refusing to move a Ten Commandments statue when he was its Chief Justice in 2003.

He was re-elected to be Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2012.

In 2016, he was suspended for refusing to legitimize same-sex “marriage.”

“The election of Donald Trump in November of 2016 gave many Americans a new hope, a new inspiration for the future of the country,” Moore said Thursday. “Those unhappy with his election resorted to demonstrations, riots, [and] violent protests. Meanwhile, the Washington establishment, satisfied with their position, power, and prestige, decided to take the easy course and sit back and do nothing.”

“Illegal aliens still cross our borders,” he continued. “Obamacare has not been fully repealed, although the steps have been made in the right direction and I support the bill that’s passed Congress. We’ve got to do more. Politics goes on as usual, and our president is frustrated. I wanna help get things started, get moving.”

Moore promised to “rein in” federal judges who don’t respect the Constitution “they’re sworn to uphold.”

“Judicial supremacy must be stopped,” he said.

President Trump has backed Strange, but many Trump supporters and former Trump staffers, like Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, are campaigning for Moore.

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