A Christian group founded by suspended Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore has blamed a drag queen for his effective ouster.

A nine-member court on Friday suspended Moore without pay for the remainder of his term, which ends in 2019. Because of his age, 69, Moore cannot run for the office again.

(Related: Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore suspended for remainder of term.)

The Foundation for Moral Law, which Moore founded and led until he was reelected to the state's highest court, is helmed by Moore's wife, Kayla Moore.

In a press release, Kayla Moore claimed that an “unelected group of people, mostly Democrats, have overturned an election of the people of Alabama.”

“All these efforts are being led by a guy who dresses up like a woman and prances around on the stage,” she added, a reference to Ambrosia Starling, a drag queen who called for Moore's removal.

At a Montgomery rally in January, Starling said: “The message that I would personally like to send to Roy Moore today is that bullying and discrimination are not ministerial duties. Taking people's civil rights is not a ministerial duty. It is the duty of a judge to treat all citizens of their state and their nation equally and fairly. We would not be here today if Roy Moore was a fair and unbiased judge.”

In denouncing his critics, Moore singled out Starling, telling reporters at a press conference that Starling was a person who only a few years ago would have been diagnosed with gender confusion disorder.