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Jimmy Kimmel responds to Roy Moore's challenge to mock his faith 'man to man' with a tweet

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"Sounds great Roy- let me know when you get some Christian values and I'll be there!" Kimmel tweeted. (AP)

Jimmy Kimmel slammed Roy Moore in a tweet Thursday after the Alabama GOP Senate candidate called for the late-night talk show host to come to Alabama himself to "mock" Christian values.

"Sounds great Roy- let me know when you get some Christian values and I'll be there!" Kimmel tweeted.

The former Alabama judge had earlier challenged the comedian to come to Alabama and poke fun at his faith "man to man."

Moore's tweet followed a rally Wednesday where Tony Barbieri, playing his fictional character, "Jake Byrd," who makes occasional appearances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," showed up at Moore's event with an entourage of cameramen to mock the Senate candidate by impersonating a Moore supporter, AL.com reported Thursday.

Barbieri was reportedly first spotted outside Magnolia Springs Baptist Church speaking with actual Moore supporters, wearing a shirt featuring the words "Gimmie Moore."

Moore's supporters were asking Barbieri where he purchased his shirt when he yelled: "Roy Moore may have been thrown out of Gadley [Gadsden] Mall but he's gonna go to the National Mall," Barbieri shouted.

Barbieri was referencing reports this month that allege Moore was thrown out of a local Alabama mall for bothering teen girls.

Barbieri also interrupted protesters shouting at Moore during his speech inside the church. "That's a man's man," he shouted, according to AL.com. "Does that look like the face of a molester?"

Moore later responded Kimmel's rebuttal with an invite to church, "[d]espite D.C. and Hollywood Elites' bigotry against southerners." That quip led to Kimmel responding that he would make the journey, but would be "leaving his daughters at home."