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.

Posted March 11, 2011 at 1:05pm ETC by Andy Towle
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