Roy Moore Quotes Reveal His Extreme Stances on the Bible, Putin and Homosexuality

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Roy Moore has some extreme stances. Scott Olson/Getty

Public scrutiny of Republican Roy Moore is higher than ever as the Alabama Senate race enters its final days. And given the candidate's long history of using religion to comment on issues like slavery and abortion, there's a lot of material comb through.

On Thursday, for example, his answer to a September question about the last time the U.S. was great went viral. The quote was picked up by CNN, HuffPost, the Washington Post and, yes, even Newsweek despite being months old.

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"I think it was great at the time when families were united—even though we had slavery—they cared for one another," Moore said. "Our families were strong, our country had a direction."

That's not the only inflammatory remark people are circulating in the wake of allegations that Moore dated and groped underage girls as an adult man in the 1970s. Here are 13 other Moore quotes that reveal his extreme stances:

"Homosexual conduct should be illegal, yes." (2005)

After equating homosexuality with bestiality: "It is a moral precept upon which this country was founded." (2005)

"You wonder why we're having shootings, and killings here in 2017? Because we've asked for it. We've taken God out of everything. We've taken prayer out of school, we've taken prayer out of council meetings." (February)

When asked whether he recalled dating underage girls: "Not generally, no." (November)

"Now we have blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting, Democrats and Republicans fighting, men and women fighting. What’s going to unite us? What’s going to bring us back together? A president? A Congress? No. It’s going to be God." (September)

"The church's role should be separated from the state's role. That is the definition of separation of church and state. But separation of church and state was never meant to separate God and government." (2004)

"I'm sorry, but this country was not founded on Muhammad. It was not founded on Buddha. It was not founded on secular humanism. It was founded on God." (July 2015)

"The common law designates homosexuality as an inherent evil, and if a person openly engages in such a practice, that fact alone would render him or her an unfit parent." (2002)

"Babies piled in dumpsters, abortion on demand / Oh, sweet land of liberty, your house is on the sand." (September)

"Can a true believer in the Islamic doctrine found in the Koran swear allegiance to our Constitution? Those who profess a sincere belief in Allah say 'no!' . . . In 1943, we would never have allowed a member of Congress to take their oath on Mein Kampf, or someone in the 1950s to swear allegiance to the Communist Manifesto." (2006)

After an interviewer suggested his views on homosexuality aligned with those of Russian President Vladimir Putin: "Well, maybe Putin is right . . . maybe he’s more akin to me than I know." (August)

On former President Barack Obama being born in the U.S.: "My personal belief is that he wasn't." (December 2016)

"There is no such thing as evolution . . . That we came from a snake? No, I don’t believe that." (September)