Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore suggested in February that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks may have occurred because the U.S. turned its back on God, according to a report Thursday.
Moore, a former judge, can be seen preaching at a Baptist Church in Alabama in a video uncovered by CNN's KFile, using biblical passages to suggest why the U.S. has suffered from terrorist attacks.
"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 instance," Moore said in the video, quoting a biblical passage from the book of Isaiah. "Sounds a little bit like the Pentagon, whose breaking came suddenly at an instance, doesn't it?"
"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," Moore added. He also hinted that the U.S. evoked a godly wrath because "we legitimize sodomy" and "legitimize abortion."
In another controversial video unearthed by KFile last month, Moore is seen saying that he doesn't believe former President Barack Obama is a natural born U.S. citizen.
The conservative lawyer finished ahead of incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, who has President Trump's endorsement, during the August Republican primary. The run-off election is set for Sept. 26.