Roy Moore, a candidate for the U.S.
Senate from Alabama, earlier this year blamed the legalization of
sodomy and abortion for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Moore made the comments in February
during a speech at the Open Door Baptist Church, CNN
“Because you have despised His word
and trust in perverseness and oppression, and say thereon …
therefore this iniquity will be to you as a breach ready to fall,
swell out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an
said, quoting the Old Testament's Book of Isiah. “Sounds a
little bit like the Pentagon, whose breaking came suddenly at an
instance, doesn't it?”
"If you think that's coincidence,
if you go to verse 25, 'there should be up on every high mountain and
upon every hill rivers and streams of water in the day of the great
slaughter when the towers will fall.' You know, we've suffered a lot
in this country, maybe, just maybe, because we've distanced ourselves
from the one that has it within his hands to heal this land."
Elsewhere in his speech, Moore
suggested that God was angry at the United States because “we
legalized sodomy” and “legitimize abortion.”
Last year, Moore, a hardline
conservative, was ousted from the Alabama Supreme Court after he
ordered judges to defy the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell,
which struck down same-sex marriage bans across the nation.
Moore has previously stated that
equality goes against God.