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Alabama Supreme Court Hopeful Roy Moore Says Marriage Equality Invites 'Ultimate Destruction': VIDEO

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Roy Moore's obstinate attempts to maintain a monument of the ten commandments outside the Alabama Supreme Court led the state's Court of the Judiciary to dismiss the then-Chief Justice for ethics violations in 2003.

Since then the former judicial giant has found himself hanging around the government's legislative branch, twice running for governor in Alabama and twice being considered by the Constitution Party as a potential presidential candidates and has appeared at anti-gay marriage rallies. But now he wants back on the judicial side of things and is running for his old position - and he's touting the same blatantly right wing politics that made the ex-judge so objectionable in the first place.

Religion is still at the forefront of the candidate's judicial platform. "People have forgotten why we need God," Moore said at a Tea Party rally this weekend. "But let me tell you, without God, you have no rights." And so too is the hideously homophobic notion that marriage equality will bring about the nation's destruction.

"We cannot continue to borrow the future of our children and our grandchildren or we will suffer the consequences. We can't keep going into debt. We can't keep disparaging our military and promoting things like same-sex marriage, L-G-B-T. To hear the President of the United States say that we are promoting L-G-B-T. Let's think about what that is: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered rights," Moore says in video included AFTER THE JUMP.

"Same sex marriage will be the ultimate destruction of our country because it destroys the very foundation upon which this nation is based. Divisive, I've been accused of being divisive I'll tell you what's divisive. It's this Democratic platform," he said, a reference to the Democratic Party's inclusive platform.

State Representative Patricia Todd, who hails from Birmingham and is also the chair of Equality Alabama, told The Birmingham News it is "heartbreaking we still have this divisiveness" and described Moore's language as "laughable."

"It's almost laughable to me. We're going to bring the downfall of the country? When you have war and the economy? When you look at states that have same sex marriage, they're all doing pretty good," she said.

Watch Moore's comments and leave your own AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. The tea party will bring about the destruction of the Republican party.

    They seem to believe in right...but just not other people's. They believe in God but promote hate and creepy devisiveness. They all about the Constitution but don't seem to know what's NOT in it.

    Posted by: Bart | Oct 7, 2012 2:18:16 PM


  2. White negroe

    Posted by: Sonnnyd | Oct 7, 2012 3:52:25 PM


  3. White negroe

    Posted by: Sonnnyd | Oct 7, 2012 3:52:26 PM


  4. White negroe

    Posted by: Sonnnyd | Oct 7, 2012 3:52:27 PM


  5. If he believes that gay marriage will bring the ultimate destruction of the country, then he must think everyone will be gay in the future and therefore no marriage will be capable of producing children.

    Posted by: trees | Oct 7, 2012 3:52:40 PM


  6. Blah, blah blah, next idiot please.

    Posted by: Sylvatica | Oct 7, 2012 3:53:34 PM


  7. I worry about the ones that take what he has to say to heart............

    Posted by: dards | Oct 7, 2012 4:26:13 PM


  8. Unless Roy Moore is open to seduction by a man, I don't see how gay marriage is going to affect his marriage to his wife.

    Posted by: jason | Oct 7, 2012 5:40:58 PM


  9. If he takes the oath of office, slap cuffs on him and haul him off on charges of perjury.

    Posted by: Turtle73 | Oct 7, 2012 5:43:41 PM


  10. "We cannot continue to borrow the future of our children and our grandchildren or we will suffer the consequences."

    Uh...no. The whole point of borrowing from future generations is to put off consequences until we're not around to suffer them. Roy, dear, if the thought of your children and grandchildren suffering _your_ burden isn't enough to motivate you, then nothing will.

    Posted by: JJ | Oct 7, 2012 5:53:07 PM


  11. Well, wait a minute. I thought getting rid of DADT was the "ultimate destruction" of our country?

    Posted by: shle896shle | Oct 7, 2012 6:28:25 PM


  12. The Orwellian phrase "Marriage Equality" invites the ultimate destruction of marriage itself. With this redefinition of marriage, what is stopping individuals from marrying more than one individual? Already in Sao Paulo Brazil, three people decided to marry each other, and the judge even said there's nothing he can do to stop them from doing that.

    Marriage destruction advocates are a bunch of tools promoting the power elite's agenda.. to their own detriment.

    Posted by: jj | Oct 7, 2012 7:14:04 PM


  13. We have data to refute these claims - in Massachusetts, New York and other places.

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 7, 2012 7:26:39 PM


  14. "without God, you have no rights"

    This man has no idea where rights come from, and no understanding of the purpose of the law.

    He should never have been allowed anywhere near a court, except perhaps as a defendant.

    Posted by: Randy | Oct 7, 2012 7:37:08 PM


  15. "... cleave unto his ONE wife ..."

    Uh, no, that's not the quote. I checked 15 different English versions of Gen. 2:24, including the KJV-related text he seems to be quoting from, and not one of them says that -- probably because polygamy (and incest) was very Biblical in the Old Testament.

    Posted by: Randy | Oct 7, 2012 8:00:30 PM


  16. @JJ, the term marriage equality isn't the legal verbiage, it's the underlying concept. There are numerous examples of actual statutes codifying marriage equality and they generally hinge on the phrase "two persons." So the thing that keeps groups of people from marrying under these laws is the same thing that has been keeping them from marrying: the text of the law limits marriages to two people. Abolishing sex discrimation in marriage laws is no more a slippery slope than abolishing racial discrimination was.

    Posted by: JJ | Oct 7, 2012 8:13:38 PM


  17. @Randy, check Game of Thrones. I think he might have gotten the phrase from there.

    Posted by: JJ | Oct 7, 2012 8:18:48 PM


  18. I know that you put much attention for these articles, as all of them make sense and are very useful.

    Posted by: Tamica Fishman | Oct 8, 2012 3:17:25 AM


  19. This guy must recuse himself in any case surrounding or linked too LGBT issues as he clearly has made up his mind in a certain way and in no way can be seen to be open minded or objective. This is truly disgusting that someone can be so unprofessional and biased especially from the "bench". The scales of lady justice are certainly not held in equal weight and balance.

    Posted by: Chaz | Oct 8, 2012 6:33:58 AM


  20. I have to laugh when people say that gay rights will threaten the foundation of this country. The foundation of this country is money and political power.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 8, 2012 8:55:28 AM


  21. I'm assuming Mr. Moore is an Evangelical? When these folks start cherry picking quotes from the bible they need to be countered. The Bible is full of blatant contradictions, and 'abominations' that most guys like Moore prefer to ignore.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 8, 2012 9:10:59 AM


  22. @Jack M,

    True statement. But, this country is also about FREEDOM, and it has provided individuals unparalleled freedom, which is a big reason why it's been so fabulously successful to the point it became a beacon for people from every corner of Earth, and still is. The U.S. has the added burden of being the 'muscle' for the so-called 'West', the advanced, first world nations.

    Every society on Earth with very rare and minor exception is dominated by some kind of elite or ruling class. See what happens when a so-called power vacuum occurs.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 8, 2012 9:17:20 AM


  23. @BART The Tea Party, the GOP will bring about the destruction of the USA.

    Any LGBT person who dare vote for any GOP, tea party-associated candidate is signing their own death warrant.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Oct 8, 2012 10:14:46 AM


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