Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore said in a 2005 interview that homosexuality should be illegal and likened it to bestiality.

The former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice made the comments during an interview with Mike Press on C-SPAN2's program "After Words" about his book So Help Me God, according to another video unearthed by CNN's K-File.

"Homosexual conduct is and has been considered abhorrent, immoral, detestable, a crime against nature and a violation of the laws of nature." Moore said.

Press asked Moore to clarify: "Do you think that homosexuality or homosexual conduct should be illegal today, that's a yes or no question."

"Homosexual conduct should be illegal, yes," Moore responded.

Moore went on to compare "homosexual conduct" with bestiality, valling sexual acts with a horse or a dog the "same thing."

Moore was suspended without pay and stood trial in 2016 for allegedly urging judges not to issue gay couples marriage licenses following the landmark 2015 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.