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Candidate For U.S. Senate Makes Unsettling Anti-Gay And Racist Statements At The Same Time

Candidate For U.S. Senate Makes Unsettling Anti-Gay And Racist Statements At The Same Time
Updated 7 months ago

Roy Moore, who is running for the Alabama Republican Senate seat, opened his mouth and let the hate pour out. In 2015 Moore appeared on a podcast run by the Christian Emergency League. He compared the Dred Scott decision, which determined that African-Americans were property and therefore could not be citizens of the United States, to Obergefell v. Hodges, which allowed same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

I was simply pointing out that in 1857, the United States Supreme Court did rule that black people were property and of course that contradicted the Constitution and it took a civil war to overturn it. But this ruling in Obergefell is even worse, in a sense, because it forces not only people to recognize marriage other than the institution ordained of God and recognized by nearly every state in the union, it says that you now must do away with the definition of marriage and make it between two persons of the same gender or leading on, as one of the dissenting justices said, to polygamy, to multi ... partner marriages.

The Dred Scott decision is widely considered by legal and constitutional scholars to be one of the lowest points in the history of the American legal system, and the single worse decision made my the Supreme Court.

Backlash didn't seem to deter Moore from trotting out another horrific example on CNN that same year. Trying to explain why, as Alabama's Chief Justice, he continued to order state judges to defy the Supreme Court's decision for marriage equality, he once again went back to an ugly piece of history. This time it was the Nuremberg trials after the fall of Nazi Germany. Moore compared following orders to kill Jewish people to following the law to allow same-sex marriage, saying:

Could I do this if I were in Nuremberg ― say that I was following the orders of the highest authority to kill Jews? Could I say I was ordered to do so?

After being reminded that the Nuremberg trials were about murdering human beings and not same-sex couples getting married, Moore quipped, "Is there a difference?"

Needless to say, people aren't pleased:

Garret Smith had a theory on why Republican politicians continue to support Moore:

Other people wonder when the Log Cabin Republicans are going to speak out against Moore:

Jennifer Rubin, once a Republican, has declared that people like Moore have killed the party: