Several women have accused Moore of sexual harassment and assault, many of whom have said he pursued them when they were teenagers. One woman, Leigh Corfman, claims Moore engaged her in a sexual encounter when she was 14 and he was 32.
Moore, a former judge, reiterated his denial of these allegations on Wednesday, telling attendees at Magnolia Springs Baptist Church that he didn’t know these women and that their claims were the product of “dirty politics.”
Moore began his speech by listing the conspirators he said are eager to discredit him.
“Who are they? The liberals. They don’t want conservative values,” Moore said from the church’s pulpit. “They are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender … who want to change our culture. They are socialists who want to change our way of life, putting man above God … They are the Washington establishment. They want to keep everything the same so they don’t lose their position, power and prestige.”
Moore’s speech was later interrupted by a man wearing a “Gimme Moore” shirt who yelled, “Does that look like the face of a molester?”
— Allie Norton (@AllieWEAR) November 30, 2017