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  • 'Tyranny!': Alabama Chief Justice Warns He Will Not Observe Federal Gay Marriage Rulings

    Calling them "tyranny!," Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore says he will not abide by any federal rulings supporting same-sex marriage.

    On Friday and Monday a federal judge struck down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage in two separate cases, prompting state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to issue a three-page declaration promising he will not observe the rulings.

    Moore, a Republican, in 2003 lost his job as Chief Justice after refusing to remove from the state's judicial building a stone monument (above) of the Ten Commandments. In 2012 he won re-election to his former job and today is still the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

    "As Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, I will continue to recognize the Alabama Constitution and the will of the people overwhelmingly expressed in the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment," Moore wrote. "If we are to preserve that 'reverent morality which is our source of all beneficent progress in social and political improvement,' then we must act to oppose such tyranny!" he added.

    In his letter, addressed to Alabama Republican Governor Robert Bentley, Moore warned "the destruction of that institution is upon us by federal courts using specious pretexts based on the Equal Protection, Due Process and Full Faith and Credit Clauses of the United States Constitution."

    "I would advise," Moore added, that any marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples "would be in defiance of the laws and Constitution of Alabama," and claimed that the State of Alabama is not bound by decisions of federal district or appellate courts.

    Moore also quoted the bible in his letter, Mark 10:6-9, which begins, "But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’"

    Last year, Moore told an audience in Washington state that the intent of same-sex marriage is to destroy America. Moore also made headlines last year when he traveled to Mississippi, attacked same-sex marriage, and claimed the First Amendment applies only to Christians. In 2012, Moore claimed that the fight for same-sex marriage is not about allowing two men or two women to marry but about "destroying an institution ordained by God."

     

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    • commented 2015-02-12 23:26:16 -0500
      Call Cheif Justice Moore’s office and tell him what you think about his bigotry!
      334-832-2516

    • commented 2015-01-28 18:57:44 -0500
      Please forgive me I didn’t re-read my post and didn’t correct my spelling.

    • commented 2015-01-28 18:55:22 -0500
      Listen, In not gay but I am educated. You obviously got you a GED and probably bullied your entire life. This is your pathetic way of trying to show that your small appendage is bigger than it actually is. In reality, you will either do as the Federal Government’s rulings dictates or you will be held in contempt. Possibly jailed and fine. Also, possible removed from office. If I were you, I would set my ignorant way of thinking aside and my ducks in a row and do the right thing. The world is changing around you and you will be left behind. I personally would rather be like then despised. I am sure you feel comfortable with your decision but the false hood of that will soon expire. In other words, you will end up on the losing side. Put your personal thoughts aside and run the Government with impartiality. Remember, separation of Church and State is law.

    • commented 2015-01-28 11:03:54 -0500
      Impeach him if he does not follow the law

    • commented 2015-01-28 07:23:29 -0500
      If you’re concerned about the institution of marriage being destroyed, why not outlaw divorce in the state of Alabama?

    • commented 2015-01-28 02:02:25 -0500
      Forgive me if I’m wrong, but when your entire job description is ‘uphold the law’, how do you not get in trouble when you say, very blatantly, that you plan on…disobeying the law?

    • commented 2015-01-28 01:06:39 -0500
      Steve Parks:
      I haz questions—
      How long do we have before homosexuality destroys America? Days? Weeks? Years? Centuries?
      Oh, and will this destruction be a complete loss of human life within the country, or some form of dissolution of the U.S. as a country?
      I’m just curious how detailed your delusions are.

    • commented 2015-01-28 00:29:28 -0500
      Steve Parks I think your deity might find it useful to spend some time in anger management. He wasn’t angry when Christians came from Europe and slaughter in the tens of millions the native peoples of this land. Slaughtered men, women, children, and babies so they could steal their…their…their everything. Your deity wasn’t angry when Christian Europe enslaved Africa and shipped her children over seas. Again, men, women, children, and babies. But love causes stomach upset with your deity. I suppose we have to expect that kind of behavior from an angry mountain storm spirit. Which is what your deity was before a nomadic desert tribe turn it into Angry-Vengeful-Nasty. Your violent superstitious nonsense does not belong in a civilized society.

    • commented 2015-01-27 22:53:18 -0500
      Steve Parks: Good. We’re better off without your hateful God.
      But yes, apparently “Tyranny!” is anything that he doesn’t agree with. Maybe its time to call out the National Guard. Again.

    • commented 2015-01-27 21:25:03 -0500
      Roy Moore cherry-picks the Bible: ignoring all the accounts where marriage was not 1 man + 1 woman, and in fact ignores that marriage is not discussed anywhere (the famed saw in Genesis actually leaves: The two shall go forth and learn more). Moore has made a joke out of Alabama just as it was about to heal and become whole to enter into the twenty-first century. The voters should decide soon if he truly represents them or is the spokesman for the Ku Klux Klan much as the nonsense that Steve Parks dribbles in his rants as he rises to protect his pathetic and weak, hate-filled and vile god..

    • commented 2015-01-27 20:19:32 -0500
      homosexuality is going to destroy this nation. America is an enemy of God and of his people.

    • commented 2015-01-27 18:09:54 -0500
      Bill Larson, thanks for the citation. Unfortunately, our friend the Chief Justice seems to have jumped the broom of federally felonious behavior already. I’m not the number of laws he breaks is a big issue with him. He’s listening to God (or some combination of voices only he is hearing.)

    • commented 2015-01-27 18:05:30 -0500
      Well, Mr. Chief Justice, it seems that denizens of your state are remarkably slow learners. A state refusing to recognize a federal law is a practice called “Nullification,” and you guys tried that from the attack on Ft. Sumter in 1861 to Appomattox Courthouse in April, 1865. How did that work out for you?

      Whether you like it or not, a federal court ruling has all the force of federal law within whatever context it is issued. (within a single judicial circuit or nationally.) You might have one of your law clerks look that up for you. He or she will also be able to help sound out the big words.

      Frankly, I think your horror over same sex marriage is misplaced. It sounds like inbreeding and cousjn-loving in general are much more prevalent and serious problems in Alabama. Your whole damned state only has one continuous eye brow, for god’s sake!

    • commented 2015-01-27 18:01:12 -0500
      To everyone reading this please know that not everyone from Alabama acts like this.

    • commented 2015-01-27 17:56:19 -0500
      This is what psychosis, ignorance, and bigotry look like.

    • commented 2015-01-27 17:37:48 -0500
      Well now, it’s not like he hasn’t broken the law and not followed a court order before. I think the ten commandment monument should not have been an issue. However once a court order was issued for it to be removed, he should have been jailed like anyone else would have been.

    • commented 2015-01-27 17:29:00 -0500
      America is truly unbelieveable. In any EU country country this man would face not only his immediate job termination but also criminal charges. My husband is from Birmingham, Alabama, lives in Germany with me and will never live there again. We watched “Selma” some time ago. Not much seems to have changed…….

    • commented 2015-01-27 17:23:45 -0500
      We have governors, local judges, and now a state supreme court judge all saying they will decide not to follow the legal system of the united states.

      Are we seriously about to have a civil war over treating people decently? Again?

    • commented 2015-01-27 16:45:21 -0500
      “…the destruction of that institution is upon us” Do they not get The Bachelor in Alabama?

    • commented 2015-01-27 16:27:50 -0500
      Meet the new George Wallace.

    • commented 2015-01-27 16:14:49 -0500
      18 U.S. Code § 2383 – Rebellion or insurrection

      Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

    • commented 2015-01-27 16:11:23 -0500
      Get this hateful ingrate out of office. He is stupid.

    • commented 2015-01-27 16:06:05 -0500
      This guy is a dangerous person. He should not hold any office, not school board or classroom parent.

    • commented 2015-01-27 16:02:08 -0500
      I hope he does refuse – it will be nice to see him wearing orange and sitting on the other side of the gavel while he tries to “religion” his way out of jail time..

      He’s the same judge that got reprimanded for refusing to remove the ten commandments monument from his court house after he was ordered to do so. How does he remain a judge when he blatantly refuses to follow the laws?

    • commented 2015-01-27 15:54:08 -0500
      And they elect their Supreme Court justices???? That’s just asking for trouble. Doesn’t that pretty much circumvent the need for a Supreme Court in the first place?

    • commented 2015-01-27 15:53:00 -0500
      I think someone needs a refresher course on basic Civics. Clearly he doesn’t understand the meaning of either “separation of church and state” or "contempt of court’.

    • commented 2015-01-27 15:47:54 -0500
      Imagine having a job where you can refuse to comply and still maintain your position. This blatant demonstration is a confession of his desire to be removed from his post. If this judge is unaware of his civic duty, he is incompetent and should be ordered to pay restitution to the State for his long-term dereliction of duty.

    • commented 2015-01-27 15:47:16 -0500
      Do your job or step down, you religitard.

    • commented 2015-01-27 15:06:55 -0500
      Another example of our individuals in important Civic position who have no respect for the law, or those whom they serve having sworn to do so. Of course, the choices this fellow – like many others, relative to their personal ‘god’ or such, are the higher power which Allows them to be Above the Law on all matters which conflict – Civic vs Religious.

      Legal action should begin immediately to remove this person from the job, he has stated he is unable to enforce or uphold the law.

    • commented 2015-01-27 14:58:15 -0500
      Apparently this jurist has forgotten the US Constitution supersedes the Alabama constitution. He should also re-familiarize himself with Article 6 of the US Constitution. It says the US trumps Alabama. Alabama is still in the Union.

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