Accusations against Roy Moore just added fuel to the LGBT community's fire

Sunday, 12 November 2017, 10:38:02 AM. This past week brought numerous victories for the LGBT community - from electing the first openly black transgender politician to Seattle electing its first lesbian mayor. If the accusations against Moore lead to his defeat, and possibly the end of his political career, it could be their next.
There may be no more bigger critic of Senate candidate Roy Moore and his beliefs than the LGBT community. And the feeling is reciprocated. The former Alabama Supreme Court judge thinks homosexuality should be illegal, comparing it to bestiality and calling it a “crime against nature.” Alabama’s gay community has been speaking out against Moore and his politics for years, prior to his attempt to go to Washington. His Senate run has given the community even more reason to be vocal. In September, Eva Kendrick, Alabama state director for the Human Rights Campaign, said Moore has no place trying to represent the state’s citizens in the nation’s capital: “‘Given Roy Moore’s track record of flouting laws and attacking the civil rights of LGBTQ people across our state, we already know he won’t stand up for all Alabamians when it matters most. In the run-up to Dec. 12, we urge every fair-minded person across Alabama to say #NoMoore and reject the politics of bigotry and hate.'” Given Moore’s views on homosexuality, members of the LGBT community were among the loudest voices against the Republican following a Washington Post report that Moore allegedly initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old: “Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched...Read more
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