Roy Moore shared pro-LGBTQ story about Doug Jones’ son

Roy Moore, the Republican Alabama Senate candidate who lost to Doug Jones earlier this month still hasn’t conceded the election–and he appears to have a lot of time on his hands.

On Wednesday night the former candidate took to Facebook to share a link from The Advocate, a bi-monthly LGBTQ-interest magazine that claimed Jones’ “gay son is ‘thrilled’ by the Alabama win.”

It’s unclear why Moore shared the story with his Facebook followers. Of course Jones’ son is happy his father won the election, but Moore is famously anti-LGBTQ.

In a 2005 interview, Moore said that “homosexual conduct” should be outlawed and called homosexuality a “crime against nature” in a court decision. Following the 2015 Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage, he said he thought it would “literally cause the destruction of our country.”

Ahead of the election, Moore blamed a “conspiracy” of LGBTQ people and “liberals” for the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct that came to light against him.

Roy Moore shared a link to The Advocate, an LGBTQ interest magazine, on Facebook. Given his stance on LGBTQ issues, it seems like an odd choice. Judge Roy Moore For U.S. Senate/Facebook

“They don’t want conservative values,” he said. “They’re the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender [individuals] who want to change our culture. They’re socialists who want to change our way of life.”

Given his past comments on LGBTQ issues, people enjoyed pointing out the irony of Moore sharing a link from a magazine that named him a runner-up for the “Phobies,” or the “worst homophobes of 2017” on Thursday morning.

Besides his staunchly conservative takes on social issues, Moore’s campaign was defined by several women coming forward to say that he engaged in sexual misconduct with them when they were minors.

By Thursday afternoon, Moore had deleted his Facebook post.

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

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