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While much of the halfhearted GOP handwringing over Roy Moore has been centered on theĀ accusations of pedophilia against him, his campaign would like any voters in Alabama to remember that heā€™s also world class homophobe.

The ā€œoh right, this guyā€™s always been a monsterā€ reminder came courtesy of campaign spokesman Ted Crockett, who made a last minute appearance on CNNā€™s The Lead with mere hours to go before polls closed in Alabama on Tuesday. Asked by Jake Tapper about the candidateā€™s longstanding bigotry against the LGBTQ community, Crocket could only flounder before admitting that, yes, Roy Moore ā€œprobablyā€ still thought homosexual acts should be illegal.

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Crockett also seemed wholly unprepared for the irrefutable fact that elected officials can be sworn on something other than the Bible.

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Always a good sign when the man hired to speak for your campaign is reduced to prolonged stretches of awkward silence!

So there you have it, people of Alabama (which, incidentally, is ā€œone of ten states with the highest proportion of same-sex couples raising children in the country,ā€ according to the Family Equality Council). Roy Moore: Even if he werenā€™t an alleged pedophile and sexual predator, heā€™d still be an evil bigot.