62 Facts About Roy Moore

1. In 1935, animator Fred Roy Moore turned him into a mouse with a pear-shaped body He popped out of Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.

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2. Donald Trump and Roy Moore are bringing out my inner liberal.

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3. Roy Moore has called for banning Muslims from serving in Congress, described Islam as a "false religion" and made unsubstantiated claims about Sharia law in the United States.

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4. In November 2017, Roy Moore said that transgender people "don't have rights".

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5. In 2017, Roy Moore called for impeaching judges who have issued rulings supportive of homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

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6. In February 2002, as Alabama Chief Justice, Roy Moore issued a controversial opinion that expressed his belief that the State should use its powers to punish "homosexual behavior".

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7. Roy Moore wrote in his ruling, "The court strongly feels that the minor children will be detrimentally affected by the present lifestyle of [Mrs Borden] who has engaged in a homosexual relationship during her marriage, forbidden both by the laws of the State of Alabama and the Laws of Nature.

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8. In July 2017, Roy Moore stated that he was unfamiliar with what the Dreamer program was.

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9. In an October 2017 interview with Time, Roy Moore said regarding NFL players who protested police violence by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem: "It's against the law, you know that? It was a act of Congress that every man stand and put their hand over their heart.

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10. In 2011, Roy Moore said on Aroostook Watchmen, a right-wing conspiracy radio show that getting rid of the all constitutional amendments after the Tenth Amendment would "eliminate many problems".

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11. Roy Moore was a strong opponent of a proposed amendment to the Alabama Constitution in 2004.

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12. In a subsequent interview, Roy Moore said that the First Amendment protects all faiths: "It applies to the rights God gave us to be free in our modes of thinking, and as far as religious liberty to all people, regardless of what they believe.

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13. In a January 2014 speech in Mississippi, Roy Moore said that the Framers of the Declaration of Independence and the Founding Fathers attributed our rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" as coming from a specific God, stating "Buddha didn't create us, Mohammed didn't create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures.

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14. Roy Moore does not believe that Barack Obama is a US citizen.

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15. Roy Moore was a leading voice in the anti-Obama birther movement, which promoted the debunked conspiracy theory that Obama is not a US citizen.

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16. Roy Moore has been skeptical of modern American exceptionalism, saying that "America promotes a lot of bad things.

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17. Roy Moore has been considered a "rising star of the alt-right movement" by The Jerusalem Post and an "alt-right hero" by The Washington Post.

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18. In April 2018, Roy Moore filed a lawsuit in Etowah County alleging "there was a political conspiracy against him in the 2017 special election".

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19. Roy Moore was the first Republican to lose a United States Senate election in Alabama since Richard Sellers in 1992.

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20. Roy Moore had only $636,046 on hand by the time the campaign ended.

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21. Roy Moore refused to concede despite Trump, Bannon, and others urging him to do so.

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22. Roy Moore said that he refused to debate Jones because of Jones' "very liberal stance on transgenderism and transgenderism in the military and in bathrooms".

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23. Roy Moore faced Democratic nominee Doug Jones, a former United States Attorney, as well as several write-in candidates, including Republicans Mac Watson and Lee Busby, in the special election on December 12, 2017.

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24. On September 26, 2017, Roy Moore defeated Strange in the Republican primary runoff election to become the Republican nominee.

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25. Roy Moore was outspent in the runoff by a margin of 10-to-1, thanks in part to the efforts of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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26. On November 6, 2012, Roy Moore won election back to the office of Alabama Chief Justice, defeating replacement Democratic candidate Bob Vance.

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27. In 2009, Roy Moore launched another campaign for governor of Alabama in 2010 election.

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28. In his concession speech, Roy Moore told supporters that "God's will has been done.

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29. In October 2005, Roy Moore announced that he would run against Governor Bob Riley in the 2006 Republican gubernatorial primary.

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30. In 2004, along with Herb Titus, Roy Moore was an original drafter of the Constitution Restoration Act, which sought to remove federal courts' jurisdiction over a government official or entity's "acknowledgment of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government", and provided for the impeachment of judges who failed to do so.

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31. Roy Moore considered running for the nomination of the Republican Party and the Constitution Party in the 2004 presidential election.

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32. Roy Moore denied knowing or having contact with Corfman, although her mother confirmed their meeting.

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33. Roy Moore publicly said that he did not draw a "regular salary" from the organization.

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34. Roy Moore founded the nonprofit Christian legal organization Foundation for Moral Law in 2002.

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35. Roy Moore wrote weekly columns for the far-right website WorldNetDaily from 2006 to 2009.

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36. In his 2005 autobiography, Roy Moore described his reaction, writing: "I knew Kayla was going to be a special person in my life.

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37. In December 2016, Roy Moore—represented by the group Liberty Counsel—filed his appeal brief with the special Alabama Supreme Court.

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38. In October 2016, Roy Moore filed a notice of appeal with the Court of the Judiciary appealing his suspension and the final judgment to the Alabama Supreme Court.

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39. On September 30, 2016, Roy Moore was found guilty of all six charges and suspended for the remainder of his term, slated to end in 2019.

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40. Roy Moore was tasked with upholding the law of the land when marriage equality was affirmed by the Supreme Court of the United States, and he defied that task, in the process harming loving, committed same-sex couples across Alabama for his own personal, discriminatory reasons.

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41. Roy Moore was suspended from the Alabama Supreme Court pending trial and ruling.

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42. In the November 2012 general election, Roy Moore defeated the Democratic nominee, Jefferson County Circuit Judge Bob Vance, and returned to the bench.

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43. Roy Moore argued that the COJ had imposed a religious test on him to hold his office, and that the COJ's actions had violated his own rights under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.

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44. Roy Moore argued that the COJ did not consider the underlying legality of the federal courts' order that the monument be removed from the courthouse.

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45. Roy Moore repeated his earlier sentiment that "to acknowledge God cannot be a violation of the Canons of Ethics.

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46. Roy Moore said that Thompson, "fearing that I would not obey his order, decided to threaten other state officials and force them to remove the monument if I did not do so.

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47. On this note, Roy Moore said that the Ten Commandments are the "moral foundation" of US law, stating that in order to restore this foundation, "we must first recognize the source from which all morality springs.

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48. Roy Moore was sworn in as Chief Justice on January 15, 2001.

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49. Roy Moore said that he was hesitant to make the statewide race because he had "absolutely no funds" and three other candidates, particularly Associate Justice Harold See, were well-financed.

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50. Roy Moore told the Montgomery Advertiser that his intention in hanging the plaque was to fill up the bare space on the courtroom walls and to indicate the importance of the Ten Commandments.

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51. Roy Moore returned to Gadsden in 1985, and at that time married Kayla Kisor.

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52. Roy Moore left Gadsden shortly thereafter to live for a year in Australia.

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53. Roy Moore was discharged from the United States Army as a captain in 1974, and was admitted to the University of Alabama School of Law that same year.

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54. With the Vietnam War underway, Roy Moore served in several posts as a military police officer, including Fort Benning, Georgia, and Illesheim, Germany, before being deployed to the Republic of Vietnam.

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55. Roy Moore attended his freshman year of high school at Gallant near Gadsden, and transferred to Etowah County High School for his final three years, graduating in 1965.

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56. Roy Moore was a leading voice in the birther movement, which promoted the false claim that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.

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57. Roy Moore resigned in April 2017, and in September 2017 was nominated for the US Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions.

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58. Roy Moore was again elected Chief Justice in 2013, but was suspended in May 2016, for defying a US Supreme Court decision about same-sex marriage.

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59. Roy Moore sought the Republican nomination for the governorship of Alabama in 2006 and 2010, but lost in the primaries.

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60. Roy Moore was removed from his position in November 2003 by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary for refusing a federal court's order to remove a marble monument of the Ten Commandments that he had placed in the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building.

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61. In 2001 Roy Moore was elected to the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama.

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62. Roy Moore made national headlines in 2001 when, as the newly installed chief justice of the Alabama state supreme court, he had a 5,200-pound granite monument of the Ten Commandments installed in the rotunda of the state courthouse.

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