Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was interviewed by Guardian journalist Paul Lewis during the Republican primary in August of 2017. The conversation touched on former president Ronald Reagan’s characterization of Russia as “the focus of evil in the modern world”. Roy’s response: “You could say that very well about America, couldn’t you?” When prompted to explain he went on to say that “We promote a lot of bad things, you know … like same-sex marriage.”
When informed that Putin has expressed the same position on homosexuality Moore comments that “Maybe Putin is right. He may be more akin to me than I know.” Apparently a shared enmity of homosexuality facilitates the acceptance of Russian autocracy. Politics makes strange bedfellows …
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