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|name=Roy Moore
|religion=[[Christianity]] ([[Baptist]])
|office=Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court (second term)
|terms=January 15, 2013 – April 26, 2017
|preceded=Chuck Malone
|succeeded=Lyn Stuart
|office=Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court (first term)
|terms=January 15, 2001 – November 13, 2003
|preceded=Perry O. Hooper, Sr.
|succeeded=J. Gorman Houston, Jr.
|office=Circuit Judge of the Sixteenth Alabama Circuit
|terms=1992 – 2000
|preceded=William Millican
|succeeded=Julius Swann
|allegiance=United States
|branch=U.S. Army
|unit=504th Military Police Battalion
|battles=[[Vietnam War]]
'''Roy Stewart Moore''' (born February 11, 1947)<ref name="PVS"/> is a [[conservative]] candidate for the [[United States Senate]] from [[Alabama]].  He also served as the elected [[Chief Justice]] of the Alabama Supreme Court, having served two nonconsecutive terms on that court. Prior to that, he served as a circuit judge and an assistent district attorney. Moore is a [[Vietnam War]] veteran.
Moore is a [[Christian]] best known for refusing to comply with the [[Culture War|secular agenda]] of federal [[judicial supremacy]] in regards to the display of the [[Ten Commandments]] on public ground and the issuing of "marriage licenses" to [[Homosexuality|homosexual]] couples and instead choosing to stand by Alabama state law on the matters, acts which caused him to be improperly suspended from his position twice. The [[mainstream media]] has noted Moore's history of bouncing back to an equal or greater position after suffering defeat.<ref>Velasco, Eric (September 23, 2017). [http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/09/23/roy-moore-alabama-senate-resurrection-215639 The Resurrection of Roy Moore]. ''Politico Magazine''. Retrieved September 29, 2017.</ref> '''''Roy Moore is 100% [[pro-life]], a strong defender of [[religious liberty]], and [[pro-gun]], while his Democrat opponent takes very [[Liberal|left-wing]] positions on all those issues.'''''
Moore has been harshly attacked on multiple occasions by both [[liberal]]s and [[establishment]] Republicans for his Christian, conservative, and anti-establishment views.
==Early life and education==
Moore was born in 1947 in Gadsden, Alabama.<ref name="PVS"/> He graduated from [[United States Military Academy|West Point]] in 1969.<ref name="ALSU">[http://judicial.alabama.gov/Bios/rmoore.cfm Chief Justice Roy S. Moore]. ''Alabama Supreme Court''. Retrieved October 2, 2016.</ref> Moore served in the [[U.S. Army]] in [[Vietnam]] as a military police company commander, and after his service finished he earned a [[Juris Doctor]] from the [[University of Alabama|University of Alabama School of Law]] in 1977.<ref name="ALSU"/><ref name="Who?">Berman, Mike (February 9, 2015). [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/02/09/who-is-roy-moore-the-judge-at-the-center-of-alabamas-muddled-gay-marriage-situation/?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.fa16a0fcae3a Who is Roy Moore? The judge at the center of Alabama’s muddled gay marriage situation]. ''The Washington Post''. Retrieved October 2, 2016.</ref>
==Legal career==
Moore served as deputy district attorney in Etowah County, Alabama, from 1977 to 1982.<ref name="ALSU"/> In 1984, he began a private law practice, but in 1992, he became a judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama, a posiion which he held until 2000, when he was elected to the Alabama Supreme Court.<ref name="ALSU"/>
==Supreme Court of Alabama==
===Ten Commandments===
On August 1, 2001, Moore installed a 5,280-pound monument of the [[Ten Commandments]] in the Alabama judicial building.<ref name="ALEncyc">Kraft, Emilie (May 12, 2008). [http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1525 Ten Commandments Monument Controversy]. ''Encyclopedia of Alabama''. Updated November 5, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2016.</ref> His action caused an uproar, particularly among [[liberal]]s, who claimed the monument violated the [[separation of church and state]], and in October three attorneys supported by the [[leftist]] organizations [[Southern Poverty Law Center|SPLC]], [[ACLU]], and [[Americans United for Separation of Church and State|AUSCS]] sued Moore.<ref name="ALEncyc"/>
On November 18, 2002, a U.S. district judge ruled against Moore, and later the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta also ruled against him.<ref name="ALEncyc"/> Moore rejected the orders to remove the monument, and was suspended and eventually removed from office on November 13, 2003.<ref name="ALEncyc"/><ref>[http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/11/13/moore.tencommandments/ Ten Commandments judge removed from office]. ''CNN''. November 14, 2003. Retrieved October 2, 2016.</ref> Moore unsuccessfully appealed his removal to the [[Supreme Court of the United States|U.S. Supreme Court]] in 2004.<ref>Faulk, Kent (October 1, 2016). [http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/10/whats_next_for_suspended_chief.html What's next for suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore and the Alabama Supreme Court?]. ''AL.com''. Retrieved October 3, 2016.</ref>
Moore was re-elected as Chief Justice in November 2012 with about 52 percent of the vote.<ref name="Who?"/><ref>Chandler, Kim (November 8, 2012). [https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/10-commandments-judge-roy-moore-wins-his-old-job-back/2012/11/08/2c25d828-29f0-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html ‘10 Commandments judge’ Roy Moore wins his old job back]. ''The Washington Post''. Retrieved October 4, 2016.</ref>
===Homosexual "marriage"===
Moore presided as Chief Justice the same time as [[Homosexual marriage|homosexual "marriage"]] was being "legalized" across the nation via judicial fiat and corruption. A federal judge had illegally ruled Alabama's gay marriage ban "unconstitutional", and its "legalization" was set to take effect on February 9, 2015. The day before, Moore ordered the state's probate judges and their employees to continue to enforce Alabama law, disregarding the court ruling.<ref>Blinder, Alan (February 8, 2015). [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/09/us/gay-marriage-set-to-begin-in-alabama-amid-protest.html Alabama Judge Defies Gay Marriage Law]. ''The New York Times''. Retrieved October 3, 2016.</ref> After the 2015 ''[[Obergefell v. Hodges]]'' ruling, on January 6, 2016, Moore ordered the probate courts to stop issuing same-sex "marriage licenses".<ref>Berry, Susan (January 6, 2016). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/06/alabama-chief-justice-prohibits-marriage-licenses-sex-couples/ Alabama Chief Justice Prohibits Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples]. ''Breitbart''. Retrieved October 3, 2016.</ref>
On May 7, 2016, Moore was illegally<ref name="LibertyC">[http://www.lc.org/newsroom/details/100316-coj-throws-out-rule-of-law-in-moore-case COJ Throws Out Rule of Law in Moore Case]. ''Liberty Counsel''. October 3, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.</ref> suspended from the bench by the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission for continuing to uphold Alabama law—which, despite the illegal claims otherwise by the five liberal judges of the [[United States Supreme Court]], outlaws [[same-sex marriage|same-sex "marriage"]] and is still in effect. His suspension was based upon the filing of frivolous complaints filed by [[leftist]] hate group and [[terrorism]]-enabler the [[Southern Poverty Law Center]] and a number of other [[homosexual agenda]]-supporting groups and individuals who support the illegal imposition of same-sex "marriage" by the US Supreme Court—via the unconstitutional ''[[Obergefell v. Hodges]]'' ruling in 2015—and other corrupt federal judges.<ref>Unruh, Bob (May 6, 2016). [http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/alabama-supreme-court-chief-justice-named-in-complaint/ Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice suspended]. ''WND''. Retrieved October 4, 2016.</ref> Supporters of same-sex "marriage" and the illegal<ref name="LibertyC"/> suspension of Moore have taken to making childish and immature attacks and false allegations against Moore and his character at the Facebook pages of both the SPLC and the fellow leftist [[Human Rights Campaign|"Human Rights" Campaign]] in response.<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/SPLCenter/posts/10154196488459700 "Southern Poverty Law Center" post] May 6, 2016. Retrieved October 9, 2016.</ref><ref>[https://www.facebook.com/humanrightscampaign/photos/a.10150307206218281.358630.18813753280/10154219789013281/?type=3 "Human Rights Campaign" post]. May 7, 2016. Retrieved October 9, 2016.</ref>
On September 30, 2016, Alabama's Court of the Judiciary, which also chose to ignore Alabama law like the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission before it, illegally<ref name="LibertyC"/> acted to suspend Moore for the remainder of his term, which ends in 2019, without pay.<ref name=Hero>Unruh, Bob (September 30, 2016). [http://www.wnd.com/2016/09/traditional-marriage-hero-roy-moore-removed-from-office/ Traditional-Marriage 'Hero' Roy Moore Removed from Office]. ''WND''. Retrieved October 7, 2016.</ref><ref>Berman, Mark (September 30, 2016). [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/09/30/alabama-chief-justice-roy-moore-suspended-from-office-for-remainder-of-term/?utm_term=.8da1250fcf18 Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore suspended for defiance over same-sex marriage]. ''The Washington Post''. Retrieved October 4, 2016.</ref><ref>Berry, Susan (October 4, 2016). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/10/04/alabama-chief-justice-roy-moore-suspended-wont-issue-same-sex-marriage-licenses/ Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended Because He Won’t Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses]. ''Breitbart''. Retrieved October 4, 2016.</ref> Moore appealed the suspension on October 4, and his lawyer noted that one month prior, the COJ suspended a probate judge merely six months for sexting.<ref>Faulk, Kent (October 4, 2016). [http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/10/alabama_chief_justice_roy_moor_2.html As Roy Moore appeals suspension, his lawyer notes another judge's lesser punishment for sexting]. ''AL.com''. Retrieved October 7, 2016.</ref>
Attempts by [[conservative media]] outlets to get an explanation from J. Michael Joiner, a criminal appeals judge and the head of the Court of the Judiciary panel that imposed the illegal suspension on Moore, were ignored by Joiner's office, clearly indicating that Joiner knew what he and the panel had done was wrong.<ref name=Hero/> [[Liberty Counsel]], which represents Moore in the legal proceedings over the suspension case, have accused the COJ of bias, abuse of political power and breaking the law for their actions against Moore, adding that the SPLC's attack on Moore which led to his illegal<ref name="LibertyC"/> suspension was politically motivated (an accusation also leveled against the Judicial Inquiry Commission), based on nothing more than Moore's position on marriage.<ref name=Hero/>
Moore resigned from his second term as Chief Justice on April 26, 2017, in order to run for the U.S. Senate.<ref>Cason, Mike (April 26, 2017). [http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2017/04/roy_moore_announces_alabama_ch.html Roy Moore running for Senate, resigns from Supreme Court to challenge Luther Strange]. ''AL.com''. Retrieved August 7, 2017.</ref>
==2017 special Senate election==
In April 2017, Moore announced he would run for U.S. Senate in a special election to be held later that year.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/27/suspended-alabama-chief-justice-moore-running-for-us-senate.html Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senate]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 9, 2017.</ref> He ran on the right in the GOP primary.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/07/08/roy-moore-former-chief-justice-fiery-and-outspoken-stirs-far-right-base-in-alabama-senate-race.html Roy Moore: Former chief justice, fiery and outspoken, stirs far-right base in Alabama Senate race]. ''Fox News''. July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2017.</ref>  On the eve of the first primary election, Moore was gaining in the polling of Republican voters.<ref>[http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/08/14/upset-brewing-in-heated-alabama-republican-senate-primary-as-polls-conflict/ Upset brewing in heated Alabama Republican Senate primary as polls conflict]</ref> In the Republican primary held on August 15, 2017, Moore won first place with 39% of the vote<ref>Pappas, Alex (August 15, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/15/alabama-senate-primary-results-polls-close.html Moore, Strange head to Alabama Senate runoff]. ''Fox News''. August 15, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.</ref><ref>Bloch, Matthew; Lee, Jasmine (August 16, 2017). [https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/alabama-senate-special-election-primary Alabama Election Results: Two Republicans Advance, Democrat Wins in U.S. Senate Primaries]. ''The New York Times''. Retrieved August 16, 2017.</ref> and advanced to the runoff against incumbent interim Senator [[Luther Strange]].<ref>Pappas, Alex (August 16, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/16/horse-riding-10-commandments-defending-judge-now-front-runner-for-sessions-seat.html Horse-riding, 10 Commandments-defending judge now front-runner for Sessions' seat]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 16, 2017.</ref><ref>Sharp, John (August 16, 2017). [http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2017/08/whats_next_in_alabamas_senate.html Roy Moore, Luther Strange face brutal 6 week Alabama Senate runoff]. ''AL.com''. Retrieved August 16, 2017.</ref><ref>Poor, Jeff (August 15, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/15/al-sen-race-roy-moore-luther-strange-compete-runoff/ AL Sen Race: Roy Moore, Luther Strange to Compete in Runoff]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 16, 2017.</ref> Moore was six percentage points ahead of Strange despite the fact that he spent 17 times less per vote than Strange.<ref>Poor, Jeff (August 26, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/26/tale-tape-strange-spent-17-times-per-vote-moore-al-sen-gop-primary/ Tale of the Tape: Strange Spent 17 Times More Per Vote Than Runoff Opponent Moore in AL Sen GOP Primary]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 26, 2017.</ref> President [[Donald Trump]] congratulated Moore along with Strange, whom he endorsed.<ref>Savransky, Rebecca (August 16, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/346741-trump-congratulates-moore-strange-in-alabama-gop-primary Trump congratulates Moore, Strange in Alabama GOP primary]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved August 16, 2017.</ref><ref>McLaughlin, Seth (August 16, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/16/donald-trump-congratulates-luther-strange-and-roy-/ Trump congratulates Strange and Moore for advancing to runoff in Alabama]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 16, 2017.</ref> Moore was endorsed by [[Freedom Caucus]] chairman [[Mark Meadows]]<ref>Kamisar, Ben (September 6, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/349400-freedom-caucus-chairman-backs-roy-moore-in-alabama-senate-race Freedom Caucus chairman backs Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved September 7, 2017.</ref> and the [[Senate Conservatives Fund]], among others.<ref>Poor, Jeff (September 5, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/05/senate-conservatives-fund-endorses-roy-moore-al-senate-race/ Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses Roy Moore in AL Senate Race]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 5, 2017.</ref> [[Steve Bannon]] and [[Breitbart]] also supported Moore.<ref>Pandey, Erica (August 29, 2017). [https://www.axios.com/bannon-backs-anti-establishment-roy-moore-for-alabama-senator-2479107680.html Bannon backs anti-establishment Roy Moore for Alabama senator]. ''Axios''. Retrieved September 7, 2017.</ref><ref>Isenstadt, Alex (September 4, 2017). [http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/04/alabama-senate-race-special-election-breitbart-242307 Breitbart bangs the drum in Alabama Senate showdown]. ''Politico''. Retrieved September 7, 2017.</ref> Moore defied the established [[political correctness]] in his words.<ref>Nolte, John (September 21, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/21/nolte-super-trump-roy-moore-making-first-amendment-great-again/ Nolte: The Super Trump — Roy Moore Is Making First Amendment Great Again]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 21, 2017.</ref>
Moore overcame Strange in the runoff election,<ref>Lee, Tony (September 26, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/26/live-updates-judge-roy-moores-grassroots-muscle-vs-luther-stranges-corporate-money-alabama-gop-senate-runoff/ ***Live Updates*** Bama Blowout: Moore’s ‘Grassroots Muscle’ Beats Strange’s ‘Corporate Money’ in GOP Senate Runoff]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 10, 2017.</ref> despite Strange being endorsed by President Trump and supported by the GOP establishment and being massively outspent by Strange.<ref>Kamisar, Ben (September 26, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/352552-moore-wins-gop-alabama-primary Moore wins Alabama primary]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved September 26, 2017.</ref><ref>Poor, Jeff (September 27, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/27/analysis-137-per-vote-spent-luther-stranges-behalf-al-senate-race/ Analysis: Up to $137 Per Vote Spent on Luther Strange’s Behalf in AL Senate Race]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 27, 2017.</ref> President Trump congratulated Moore for his win.<ref>Spiering, Charlie (September 26, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/26/donald-trump-congratulates-roy-moore-for-primary-win/ Donald Trump Congratulates Roy Moore for Primary Win]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 26, 2017.</ref>
Gene Mills, president of the Louisiana Family Forum and a staunch Moore supporter said, "Roy Moore has committed to memory more of the U.S. Constitution than most of his future colleagues combined have recently read! ... To those who know Roy, he is a kind, humble man, committed to the point that he is willing to sacrifice his reputation and public pension for principle. .... He would be a force of Constitutional Reconstructionism in the U.S. Senate! He would also quickly rise above the rancor and political games employed by so many today. Moore's entrance into the U.S. Senate could be likened to the Reformation birthed 500 years ago ... Essential liberty would be well served by Moore's election!"<ref>Gene Mills, Louisiana Family Forum, "Roy's Rules!", October 27, 2017.</ref>
===Left-wing/MSM attacks, GOP establishment betrayal, continued conservative support===
On November 9, 2017 (1 month and 3 days before the general election), ''[[The Washington Post]]''<ref>Pappas, Alex (November 11, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/11/roy-moore-slams-washington-posts-political-agenda-as-denies-sexual-misconduct-accusations.html Roy Moore slams Washington Post's 'political agenda' as he denies sexual misconduct accusations]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved November 12, 2017.</ref> published an article with allegations of four women claiming that Moore sexually abused them 34 years prior, with three of the accusations not even involving lewd acts done by Moore<ref>Klein, Aaron (November 9, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/09/after-endorsing-democrat-teenagers-judge-fires-back-denial/ After Endorsing Democrat in Alabama, Bezos’s Washington Post Plans to Hit Roy Moore with Allegations of Inappropriate Relations with Teenagers; Judge Claims Smear Campaign]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 9, 2017.</ref> – in several aspects besides their authenticity, these accusations mirrored the Access Hollywood recording ''The Washington Post'' released 1 month and 2 days prior to Donald Trump's election. A few days later, a woman represented by the prominent left-wing feminist attorney and Democrat Party activist Gloria Allred made additional accusations.<ref>Mason, Ian (November 13, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/13/beverly-young-nelson-roy-moore-gloria-allred/ Gloria Allred Presser: Beverly Young Nelson Says Roy Moore Sexually Assaulted Her at Age 16]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 14, 2017.</ref> Many people across the political spectrum jumped to conclusions almost immediately after the allegations were revealed. [[Establishment]] Republicans tried to force Moore to step down simply upon hearing of the allegations.<ref>Dinan, Stephen (November 9, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/9/gop-to-moore-step-down-allegations-teen-sex-true/ Washington GOP tries to oust Republican nominee Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved November 10, 2017.</ref> [[RINO]]s, including [[Mitch McConnell]],<ref>Multiple references:
*Carney, Jordain; Savransky, Rebecca (November 13, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/360102-mcconnell-roy-moore-should-step-aside McConnell: Roy Moore should step aside]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
*Key, Pam (November 13, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/11/13/mitch-mcconnell-roy-moore-step-aside-believe-women/ Mitch McConnell: Roy Moore Should Step Aside — ‘I Believe the Women’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 13, 2017.</ref><ref name="StepDownGOP">Multiple references:
*Quinn, Melissa (November 9, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/all-the-republicans-calling-for-roy-moore-to-step-down-after-allegations-he-pursued-14-year-old-girl-list/article/2640206 All the Republicans calling for Roy Moore to step down after allegations he pursued 14-year-old girl: LIST]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
*Moran, Sean (November 9, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/09/mcconnell-leads-establishment-republicans-effort-push-roy-moore-out-alabama-race/ Mitch McConnell Leads Establishment Republicans in Effort to Push Roy Moore Out of Alabama Race]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
*Kamisar, Ben (November 9, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/359654-mcconnell-moore-should-step-down-if-allegations-true McConnell: Moore should step down if allegations true]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 9, 2017.</ref> [[Paul Ryan]],<ref>Multiple references:
*Moran, Sean (November 14, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/14/paul-ryan-roy-moore-step-aside-allegations-credible/ Paul Ryan on Roy Moore: ‘He Should Step Aside, These Allegations Are Credible’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
*Dinan, Stephen (November 14, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/14/paul-ryan-says-roy-moore-betraying-his-voters-stay/ Paul Ryan says Roy Moore is betraying his voters by staying in race]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved November 14, 2017.</ref> [[John McCain]],<ref name="StepDownGOP"/> [[Mitt Romney]],<ref>Multiple references:
*Quinn, Melissa (November 10, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/mitt-romney-roy-moore-is-unfit-for-office-and-should-step-aside/article/2640298 Mitt Romney: Roy Moore is 'unfit for office and should step aside']. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
*Starr, Penny (November 11, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/11/failed-presidential-candidate-romney-advises-roy-moore-step-aside/ Failed Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Advises Roy Moore to ‘Step Aside’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 11, 2017.</ref> [[Jeb Bush]],<ref>Multiple references:
*Samuels, Brett (November 13, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/360143-jeb-bush-joins-republicans-calling-on-moore-to-step-down Jeb Bush joins Republicans calling on Moore to step down]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
*Key, Pam (November 13, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/11/13/jeb-bush-roy-moore-step-aside-need-stand-decency/ Jeb Bush: Roy Moore Should Step Aside, We Need To Stand For ‘Decency’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 13, 2017.</ref> [[John Kasich]],<ref name="Kasich">Manchester, Julia (November 10, 2017). [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/359785-kasich-gop-cant-support-roy-moore Kasich: GOP can't support Roy Moore]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 10, 2017.</ref> [[Jeff Flake]]<ref>Carney, Jordain (November 10, 2017). [http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/359865-flake-on-moore-defenders-this-cannot-be-who-we-are Flake on Moore defenders: 'This cannot be who we are']. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 10, 2017.</ref> (who endorsed the left-wing Democrat candidate<ref>Multiple references:
*Huston, Warner Todd (November 14, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/14/republican-senator-jeff-flake-vote-democrat-roy-moore/ ‘Republican’ Senator Jeff Flake Would Vote for a Democrat Over Roy Moore]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
*Thomsen, Jacqueline (November 13, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/360190-flake-ill-support-the-democrat-over-moore-in-alabama-senate-race Flake: I'll support the Democrat over Moore in Alabama Senate race]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 13, 2017.</ref>), [[Bob Corker]],<ref>Multiple references:
*Carter, Brandon (November 11, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/359916-corker-roy-moores-nomination-was-a-bridge-too-far-for-gop Corker: Roy Moore's nomination was 'a bridge too far' for GOP]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
*Moons, Michelle (November 11, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/11/trump-trashing-sen-bob-corker-slams-alabama-voters-nomination-of-roy-moore-a-bridge-too-far/ Trump-Trashing Sen. Bob Corker Slams Alabama Voters’ Nomination of Roy Moore, ‘A Bridge Too Far’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 11, 2017.</ref> the [[Republican National Committee]],<ref>Multiple references:
*Carter, Brandon (November 14, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/360377-rnc-cuts-ties-with-roy-moores-joint-fundraising-committee RNC cuts fundraising ties with Roy Moore]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
*Moran, Sean (November 14, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/14/rnc-cuts-support-roy-moore/ RNC Cuts Support for Judge Roy Moore]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 14, 2017.</ref> and the establishment Senate Leadership Fund<ref>Samuels, Brett (November 9, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/359695-mcconnell-linked-group-attacks-breitbart-for-defending-roy-moore McConnell-linked group attacks Breitbart amid Roy Moore furor]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 9, 2017.</ref> (which, despite its stated mission to help elect Republicans, refused to help Moore upon hearing the allegations<ref>Multiple references:
*Hagen, Lisa (November 10, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/359814-nrsc-will-no-longer-fundraise-for-roy-moore GOP Senate committee will no longer fundraise for Roy Moore]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
*Pappas, Alex (November 10, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/10/gop-senate-campaign-arm-drops-out-fundraising-agreement-with-roy-moore.html GOP Senate campaign arm drops out of fundraising agreement with Roy Moore]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
*Starr, Penny (November 10, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/10/senate-funding-group-axes-moore-support-before-dust-settles-on-sexual-misconduct-claims/ Senate Funding Group Axes Moore Support Before Dust Settles on Sexual Misconduct Claims]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 10, 2017.</ref>), either called outright on Moore to leave the race or attacked those defending Moore. These GOP members did this due to their pre-existing dislike of Moore and his conservative and Christian positions,<ref name="Kasich"/><ref>Samuels, Brett (November 12, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/360022-gop-rep-moore-disqualified-himself-from-senate-long-ago GOP rep: Moore disqualified himself from Senate long ago]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 12, 2017.</ref> something seen in [[Liberal hypocrisy|the fact that they remained silent]] about the concurrent sexual misconduct allegations surrounding liberal Republican [[George H. W. Bush]],<ref>Moran, Sean (November 13, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/13/senate-republicans-condemn-roy-moore-yet-silent-george-h-w-bushs-sexual-assault-allegations/ Senate Republicans Condemn Roy Moore, Silent on George H.W. Bush Allegations]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 13, 2017.</ref> as well as the fact that they (including the media) either ignored or even defended (including the Republicans) Democrat Senator [[Bob Menendez]] from similar allegations for which he was facing criminal charges.<ref>Multiple references:
*Shaw, Adam (November 10, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/11/10/study-networks-loud-on-roy-moore-allegations-quiet-on-bob-menendez-trial/ Study: Networks Loud on Roy Moore Allegations, Quiet on Bob Menendez Trial]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
*Harper, Jennifer (November 14, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/14/inside-the-beltway-roy-moore-gets-40-times-more-co/ Shocker! Roy Moore gets 40 times more coverage than Bob Menendez]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
*Menge, Margaret (November 12, 2017). [http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/lindsey-graham-calling-moore-step-aside-one-week-went-nj-testify-dem-bob-menendez/ Lindsey Graham Calls for Roy Moore to Step Aside but Defends Bob Menendez]. ''LifeZette''. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
*Berry, Susan (November 14, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/14/cruz-media-ask-democrats-same-questions-menendez-asked-judge-moore/ Ted Cruz: Media Should ‘Ask Democrats the Very Same Questions About Sen. Menendez’ Being ‘Asked About Judge Moore’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 14, 2017.</ref>
Moore strongly denied the allegations,<ref>Multiple references:
*Delk, Josh (November 10, 2017). [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/359848-roy-moore-these-allegations-are-completely-false Roy Moore: ‘These allegations are completely false’]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
*Boyle, Matthew (November 10, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/10/judge-roy-moore-on-hannity-radio-these-allegations-are-completely-false-and-misleading/ Judge Roy Moore on Hannity Radio: ‘These Allegations are Completely False and Misleading’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
*Boyle, Matthew (November 10, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/10/judge-roy-moore-establishment-republicans-democrats-washington-post-may-have-colluded-in-smear/ Judge Roy Moore: Establishment Republicans, Democrats, Washington Post May Have Colluded in Smear]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 10, 2017.</ref> stated that McConnell should step down instead,<ref>Multiple references:
*Anapol, Avery (November 13, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/360119-moore-mcconnell-is-one-who-should-step-aside Moore: McConnell is one who should step aside]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
*Moran, Sean (November 13, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/13/judge-roy-moore-urges-mitch-mcconnell-to-resign-he-has-failed-conservatives-and-must-be-replaced/ Judge Roy Moore Urges Mitch McConnell to Resign: ‘He Has Failed Conservatives and Must Be Replaced’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 13, 2017.</ref> and, like Trump before him, stayed strong and refused to step down.<ref>Multiple references:
*Kamisar, Ben (November 9, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/359713-moore-after-sexual-allegations-i-refuse-to-stand-down Moore after sexual allegations: 'I refuse to stand down']. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
*Kew, Ben (November 9, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/09/judge-roy-moore-responds-wapo-smears-will-never-give/ Judge Roy Moore Responds to WaPo Smears: ‘I Will Never Give Up’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 10, 2017.</ref> Conservative Republicans, including [[Steve Bannon]],<ref>Hayward, John (November 13, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2017/11/13/bannon-republican-establishment-media-launched-weaponized-hit-judge-moore/ Bannon: Republican Establishment and Media Launched a ‘Weaponized Hit on Judge Moore’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 13, 2017.</ref> [[Rush Limbaugh]],<ref>Multiple references:
*Carter, Brandon (November 14, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/media/360346-limbaugh-moore-was-a-democrat-at-time-of-sexual-misconduct-allegations Limbaugh: Moore was a Democrat at time of sexual misconduct allegations]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
*Poor, Jeff (November 14, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/11/14/limbaugh-search-destroy-mission-roy-moore-really-mitch-mcconnell-sending-steve-bannon-message/ Limbaugh: ‘Search-and-Destroy Mission’ Against Roy Moore Is Really About Mitch McConnell Sending Steve Bannon a Message]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 14, 2017.</ref> and [[Mo Brooks]],<ref>Multiple references:
*Savransky, Rebecca (November 14, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/360237-gop-lawmaker-backing-moore-conservative-agenda-is-vastly-more-important GOP lawmaker backing Moore: Conservative agenda 'more important than contested sexual allegations’]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
*Starr, Penny (November 15, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/15/rep-mo-brooks-i-will-vote-for-roy-moore-because-democrats-will-do-great-damage-to-our-country/ Rep. Mo Brooks: ‘I Will Vote for Roy Moore’ Because ‘Democrats Will Do Great Damage to Our Country’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 16, 2017.</ref> continued to stand by Moore due to the suspiciousness of the allegations and attacks, in addition to Moore's consistently conservative positions versus his opponent's left-wing stances. Commentators such as Thomas Wictor, who disagrees with Moore on most political positions, investigated the accusations made against him and found that Moore was innocent of them.<ref>Multiple references:
*[https://twitter.com/ThomasWictor/status/930295318691831808 Thomas Wictor on Twitter]. ''Twitter''. November 13, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
*Wictor, Thomas (November 13, 2017). [https://tttthreads.com/thread/930229004765822976 Thread Reader is happy to present an unrolled Twitter story with 56 tweets]. ''tttthreads.com''. Retrieved November 14, 2017.</ref>
In response to the several allegations against him, Moore released a list of 12 women who affirmed the high quality of his character even in the 1970s.<ref>Gattis, Paul (November 15, 2017). [http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/roy_moore_announces_12_testimo.html Roy Moore announces 12 testimonials from women affirming his character]. ''AL.com''. Retrieved November 15, 2017.</ref>
==Other activities==
Moore unsuccessfully ran for Alabama Governor in 2006 and 2010, and he considered running for U.S. president in the [[Presidential Election 2012|2012 election]].<ref name="Derby">Derby, Kevin (November 23, 2011). [http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/roy-moore-run-his-old-job-not-white-house Roy Moore to Run for His Old Job -- Not the White House]. ''Sunshine State News''. Retrieved October 3, 2016.</ref> Moore served as the president of the Foundation for Moral Law from 2004<ref name="PVS">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/57111/roy-moore#.V_MUwmwVBPY Roy Moore's Biography]. ''Project Vote Smart''. Retrieved October 3, 2016.</ref><ref name="ALSU"/> until 2013, and since 2013, he has served as President Emeritus of the foundation.<ref>[http://morallaw.org/about/ About the Foundation for Moral Law]. ''Foundation for Moral Law''. Retrieved October 3, 2016.</ref> Moore also has ties with the [[paleoconservative]] [[Constitution Party (United States)|Constitution Party]], and CP activists have attempted to recruit Moore to run for president under their party in 2004, 2008, and 2012.<ref name="Derby"/><ref>Derby, Kevin (August 15, 2011). [http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/will-roy-moore-be-gops-ralph-nader-2012 Will Roy Moore Be the GOP's Ralph Nader in 2012?]. ''Sunshine State News''. Retrieved October 3, 2016.</ref>
==Personal life==
Moore "worked as a cattle rancher in the Australian outback"<ref>Jarvie, Jenny (September 28, 2016). [http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-roy-moore-ethics-20160928-snap-story.html First it was the Ten Commandments, then same-sex marriage. Alabama chief justice in hot water again]. ''Los Angeles Times''. Retrieved October 3, 2016.</ref> in the early 1980s.
Moore is married to his wife Kayla, and together they have four children.<ref name="PVS"/><ref name="ALSU"/> Moore is a strong Christian, and he attends First Baptist Church in Gallant, Alabama.<ref name="ALSU"/> Moore has written a book entitled ''So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom''.<ref>Moore, Roy S.; John Perry (2005). ''So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom''. Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman and Holman. ISBN 978-0-8054-3263-3.</ref>
==External links==
*[http://www.morallaw.org The Foundation for Moral Law]
*[https://ballotpedia.org/Roy_Moore Profile] on Ballotpedia
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