Judge Roy Moore blasts LGBT agenda in campaign speech: ‘We don’t need transgender bathrooms’
DECATUR, Alabama, October 30, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore blasted transgender bathrooms and transgender ideology being pushed in the military during a campaign event Saturday.
“We don't need transgender bathrooms and we don't need transgender military and we don't need a weaker military,” said Moore. “We need to go back to what this country is about.”
Moore is well-known to pro-life and pro-family advocates for his principled defenses of faith and marriage. He is running in a special election for the Senate seat of former Senator Jeff Sessions, appointed to Attorney General by President Trump.
Moore beat the incumbent Republican, Sen. Luther Strange, in the primary and is now facing Democrat Doug Jones. Strange, Alabama's former Attorney General and a well-known figure in Alabama conservative politics, had been appointed by former Gov. Robert Bentley. Strange is also pro-life.
The special election between Moore and Jones will be on December 12. December 12 is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a day with special significance to many pro-life activists.
Moore has been elected Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court twice. In 2003, he was removed after refusing to take down a 10 Commandments monument. He was re-elected in 2012 and then suspended in 2016 for refusing to legitimize same-sex “marriage.”
On Saturday, Moore also pointed out that natural rights come from God, not government.
“If God doesn't give you your rights, where do you think they come from? Government?” the judge asked.
“If they come from government, government will take them from you,” he explained. “That's what we are seeing with the United States Supreme Court and other bodies in our government. They are taking our rights - the right to life, the right to liberty and the right to the pursuit of happiness.”
But “those things come from God, they do not come from government,” he said.
Unlike many Republican candidates and politicians who are reluctant to discuss moral issues on the campaign trail, Moore has highlighted his desire to restore “virtue” to public life.
“Crime, corruption, immorality, abortion, sodomy, sexual perversion sweep our land,” Moore said on September 21. “When we become one nation under God again, when liberty and justice for all reigns across our land, we will be truly good again.”
At the 2017 Values Voter Summit, Moore told LifeSiteNews his priority in the U.S. Senate will be bringing back “knowledge of God.”
During that event, Moore read on stage a poem he wrote in 2007. The poem is titled America the Beautiful. It castigates “governments that are rotting to the core,” the “many worldly pastors telling lies about our Rock,” and abortion on demand.
“You think that God’s not angry, that our land’s a moral slum? How much longer will it be before His judgment comes?” the poem asks.