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Roy Moore: Liberals, socialists and LGBT community are pushing sexual harassment allegations

Speaking at a Baptist church Wednesday night, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore reportedly blames members of the LGBT, liberals and socialists for pushing a narrative of sexual misconduct accusations against him. (Getty Images)

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says liberals, socialists, and members of the LGBT community are pushing a narrative of sexual misconduct accusations against him, BuzzFeed News reports.

What did he say?

Speaking from a pulpit at Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Theodore, Alabama, Wednesday night, Moore said "they" are promoting a false and malicious narrative in order to keep his conservative Christian views out of politics.

"When I say 'they' who are 'they?'" he asked the clapping congregation. "They’re liberals. They don’t hold conservative values. They are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender who want to change our culture. They are socialists who want to change our way of life and put man above God and the government is our God. They're the Washington establishment ... who don't want to lose their power."

Moore also blamed "Democrats pushing a liberal agenda."

Moore has spoken out against a 2012 Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage. And he was removed from a divorce case while he was a circuit court judge in 1996 after he denied a lesbian the ability to  visit her children unsupervised or with her partner. Also, Moore refused to debate his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, because Jones supports LGBT rights.

During Moore's presentation at the church, a heckler interrupted him, yelling, "The entire time, all the girls are lying?" the man shouted. "Why would they lie?"

Others in the audience came to Moore's defense, saying he doesn't look like a molester.

Moore denies  having a sexual encounter  with a 14-year-old while he was 32. He also denies claims from other women  who say Moore made inappropriate advances toward them while they were teenagers.

What is the impact of the allegations?

Polls show Moore is still leading his Jones in the Dec. 12 special election for a Senate seat in Alabama. President Donald Trump has publicly supported Moore.

"He denies it. Look, he denies it," Trump said earlier this month.  "He says it didn't happen."

Trump also pointed out the allegations date back 40 years ago. However, Trump has also said he will not campaign with Moore. Trump's press secretary said his schedule will not allow it.

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