New race, same homophobia: Roy Moore laments ‘moral’ times

Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is calling for a return to “moral” times before gay marriage, sodomy and abortion were legal.

“We have got to go back to what we did back in the ’60s and ’70s, back to a moral basis. We had abortion laws in our state,” Moore told the Huntsville Republican Men’s Breakfast group on Saturday, according to news station WZDX. “We did not have same-sex marriage. We did not have transgender rights. Sodomy was illegal. These things were just not around when my classmates and I went to West Point and Vietnam.”

Moore added that he was particularly disturbed by the U.S. education system, lamenting that gender identity was taught in schools.

“We have drag queens teaching kindergarten children in this state and this community … in Huntsville, in Mobile, they taught kids, and they dress them up in drag,” Moore said, presumably referring to Drag Queen Story Hour, a collection of national events at which drag queens read stories in schools, libraries and book stores in an effort to foster a love of reading and educate children about diversity and acceptance.

“Gender identity is being taught in California to young kids, and parents have no choice but to let their kids be taught that,” Moore continued.

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