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Former Alabama Justice Roy Moore to Attend Anti-Gay Marriage Rally Planned for Iowa Capitol on Tuesday

This Tuesday, anti-gay bigots plan a rally against same-sex marriage at the Iowa Capitol. They'll have some special guests, the Des Moines Register reports:

Moore The marriage rally is set for 11:30 a.m. on the west steps of the building, according to Bob Vander Plaats of the Family Leader, a social conservative advocacy group.

One guest will be Roy Moore, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who defied an order from a federal judge to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the inside the state’s judicial building. Alabama’s court of the judiciary unanimously removed Moore in 2003 for placing himself above the law.

Moore, a Republican who believes that God is the sovereign source of the country’s laws, has visited Iowa several times in recent months, making appearances with U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and state Sen. Kent Sorenson, R-Indianola.

Other guests at the rally are the Rev. Keith Ratliff, pastor at Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines, and the Rev. Cary Gordon, a Sioux City pastor who urged Iowa voters to oust the three justices who were up for a retention last fall.

The NYT profiled  Vander Plaats in a story published today.

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  1. "Gay marriage" is problematic for two reasons. The first one is that there's no such thing as "gay marriage", there's only marriage. The second is that it's the language of our oppressors. It's easy to be against this monstrous, un-natural, scary thing called "gay marriage" (which, again, doesn't exist), but harder to defend being against marriage equality (which not only does exist, but is actually the very thing we're fighting for).

    Calling marriage equality "marriage equality" is finally becoming more and more common. Obviously, words matter or we wouldn't be fighting for "marriage" to begin with. We shouldn't let the other side dictate their fiction by adopting it as fact.

    Posted by: justme | Mar 11, 2011 1:30:05 PM


  2. And yet the Christians cry that they're the victims of bullying and intolerance, that their freedoms and rights are being trampled upon... They have never witnessed a mirror, I suppose.

    Posted by: JTlvr | Mar 11, 2011 1:57:11 PM


  3. This "heretic" believes god is the sovereign source of the country's laws?
    Romans 13:1-7 states:
    Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
    This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

    So "god" gave power to the federal judge that directed the heretic to remove the ten commandments but Moore chose to ignore the will of his god.

    Posted by: Riverman | Mar 11, 2011 2:03:13 PM


  4. 1- the majority of ten commandment plaques, statues, etc around the country in court houses and gov buildings were a Cecil b Demil Hollywood gimick with Charleston heston himself appearing in each town commemorating the plaque to promote/advertise the damn 10 commandment movie

    2- The US constitution is based more on pagan anglo saxon and germanic common law which predated xtianity coming to europe by centuries + pagan greco roman + a bit of iriquois nation confederacy ideas of democracy

    the judeo xtian religions have no true democratic tradition that wasn't imposed on them by the enlightenment era/Renaissance/ birth of democracy in france and america

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com | Mar 11, 2011 3:16:53 PM


  5. PS

    The founders commissioned Dc with its architecture to reflect pagan neo greco roman style and egyptian paganism with obelisks and sphinxes in marble in our freaking capitol....not 1 US gov building commissioned by the founders was in the style of the jewish temple

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com | Mar 11, 2011 3:21:23 PM


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