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State Chief Justice Slams Gay Marriage, Says First Amendment Protects Only Christians

by David Badash on May 2, 2014

in Bigotry Watch,Discrimination,Marriage,News,Politics,Religion

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The Chief Justice of the Alabama state Supreme Court traveled to Mississippi to deliver a speech in front of the Pastors for Life Luncheon, which was sponsored by a “pro-life” organization known for getting the Magnolia State’s abortion clinics shut down. Judge Roy Moore told the very receptive group that the First Amendment only protects Christians, and expressed his offense that same-sex military couples are now getting married at U.S. military bases.

Standing beside a monument of the Ten Commandments, Judge Moore said, “I love that song you started with — ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ — because we sang that at the United States Military Academy over and over and over, in chapel services … Our motto, everything was about God. Today, they have two men getting married in chapel,” Moore lamented. He paused to let his anti-gay attack sink in. “So, excuse my fervor,” he added.

The Chief Justice went on with his religious attacks, claiming that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution applies only to Christians. “Buddha didn’t create us, Mohammed didn’t create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures on which this nation was founded,” Moore proclaimed.

UPDATE: State Supreme Court Chief Justice: Gay Marriage Intended To Destroy Foundation Of America

“They didn’t bring a Quran over on the pilgrim ship Mayflower,” he continued. “Let’s get real, let’s go back and learn our history, let’s stop playing games.”

Moore also claimed that America has become too “politically correct,” and “divorced from God for too many years.”

Moore infamously lost his position as Chief Justice in 2003 after refusing a federal judge’s order to remove the Ten Commandments from his courthouse. A decade later, he was re-installed after running for and winning re-election. In 2012, while running his campaign, Moore went out attacking gay people, claiming same-sex marriage will be “the ultimate destruction of our country.”

Moore also traveled recently to Washington state, fueling rumors that he might again be laying groundwork for a presidential campaign.

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Hat tip: The Raw Story

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{ 12 comments }

Jordy May 2, 2014 at 3:58 pm

What a f—— clown. Sometimes I wish President Lincoln wasn't successful. Let them wallow in their bu——!

fpcinnyc May 2, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Great! Let him run and expose what a bigot he is. Yes another Grifter for God!

SeanLiberty13 May 2, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Uneducated anti-American trash from uneducated anti-American trash.

1st; if the first amendment applies to anti-gay "Christians" only (which it does not – see 1st 10words of the 1st amendment), then the United States government has NO legal right to tax anybody else for the rights, benefits and protections that are issued and guaranteed by the SECULAR American government. It can only tax reich-wing "Christians" if it will not respect, protect, and represent ALL American citizens as they are equally under the law.

2nd; those soldiers who are a part of couple are risking and sacrificing life and limb for that mentally diseased ingrate's freedoms. He doesn't deserve the freedoms he has because of their sacrifice therefore all of his freedoms should be taken away from him since he is clearly not thankful to those that set and keep him free – you know like Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, the GAY soldier who was recruited by Benjamin Franklin (knowing very well that von Steuben was gay) to train the Continental Army to defeat the British. That's right Moore, you owe your American freedom to a homosexual you ungrateful POS.

3rd; that uneducated troglodyte is the one that needs to get real, go back and learn our history, and stop playing games. It is forbidden under American law to force, demand, or require American citizens to adhere to his personal religious beliefs as well as write them into law. That is an incontestable legal fact of American law, history and values. Properly educated, civilized and sane REAL Americans know, understand, and accept that. Additionally, historically speaking, his kind was once fed to lions. That historical practice can be reinstated if he really wants to hold to humanity's past ways. I mean, I'm just saying.

david0296 May 2, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Marriage isn't a 1st Amendment issue. So this guy is an anti-gay bigot and a moron. The equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment is what has been used to nullify same-sex marriage bans. Even this inbred hick should know that.

labman57 May 2, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Another ignorant, self-serving proponent of a Christian theocracy crawls out from under a rock.

criticaldragon May 2, 2014 at 9:10 pm

This guy is a follower of the Bryan Fischer school of "constitutional studies."
http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2

rainechief May 2, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Frightening that this guy is a judge at all, let alone a chief justice. In fact, I don't even understand how someone like this makes it through law school – emphasis on the LAW part.

xenubarb May 3, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Clearly this clown is not qualified to hold the position of Chief Justice. Makes me wonder; why y'all so apathetic, Alabama?

You could end this kind of nonsense if you wanted to.

leNolaBoy May 3, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Someone should inform the Chief Justice of Alabama that the Pilgrims did not write the U.S. Constitution. While we grew up celebrating those folks on the Mayflower, they were but one group whose descendents would ultimately form the United States.
I'm fairly certain the Founding Fathers would be appalled with his interpretation of their intent. And in my opinion, they would find no connection to his version of Christianity. For that matter, neither would Jesus.

arleneschulman May 3, 2014 at 4:50 pm

And someone should remind the Chief Justice of Alabama, if he wants to "go back and learn our history, let’s stop playing games," that the first half of Bible that those Pilgrims carried, and the Ten Commandments he so proudly stands beside, as well as the God of the Holy Scriptures he claims founded this nation, were all Jewish, not Christian. The Pilgrims came here for religious freedom, and the Founders intended this country and its Constitution to apply to all citizens of all religions.

And, even if you (mistakenly) believe that the first amendment only applies to Christians, what of those Christians who ARE LGBT? Certainly it should apply to them as well.

Your arguments are false, ridiculous, and steeped in ignorance and hate. You are a judge. A justice. Knowledge, truth and law should be your standards. Shame on you.

dbcexplorer May 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm

People like this fu(kwad are exactly the reason America has "divorced from God". Don't worry, your God will have a very special place for you!

dragonwolf82 May 5, 2014 at 1:50 am

So, I suppose that he is saying that if you are Jewish the First Amendment does not apply to you? That would mean that the First Amendment would not apply to Jesus Christ as he was Jewish. What a load of crap this is.

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