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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore: Gay Marriage Threatens the U.S. Constitution – VIDEO

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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who last week launched a personal campaign to the governors in every state to pass a federal constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, is making the media rounds to help spread word about his crusade.

Right Wing Watch reports that Moore, who believes that marriage equality is a Satanic influence that will lead to “oppressive” government and divine punishment, told wingnut rag WorldNetDaily yesterday that the legalization of same-sex marriage threatens the Constitution:

“It’s a travesty,” Judge Roy Moore told WND on Monday about the move toward judiciary-imposed same-sex “marriages.” “The courts are exercising wrongful authority over this country.”

He said it was no less than the U.S. Supreme Court itself which, in an earlier ruling, said, “We come nearest to illegitimacy when we deal with judge-made constitutional law with no cognizable roots in the design of the Constitution.” [...]

“If marriage falls,” he said, “the institution of family upon which it is based falls.”

Then, he said, “We no longer have a Constitution. We have a government of individual men who have the power to decide what the Constitution means … .”

Last week, Moore used a speech to the Alabama Cattlemen's Association to rally support for his campaign. Check out a local news report of the story, AFTER THE JUMP...

 

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  1. Tooooooo late.

    Posted by: Gus | Feb 12, 2014 1:25:12 PM


  2. I hate reading new stories about this nutcase, because I have vowed to send another check to the Human Rights Campaign every time he acts up. This is getting expensive, Roy. Cut me some slack.

    Posted by: NoH8 | Feb 12, 2014 1:26:54 PM


  3. So in other words, the 14th amendment does not apply to gay people because the framers weren't thinking of gay people when they wrote it.

    Posted by: Qj201 | Feb 12, 2014 1:33:59 PM


  4. For a judge he sure does need to brush up on his American history. The Constitution has in many instances in our court of laws been open to interpretation, "loose construction" vs. "strict interpretation". And he's saying families headed by gay parents are somehow less than? Gay marriage is already legal in 17 states + DC, and multiple countries around the world? Shouldn't Satan be here already by his (lack of) logic? Are these the End Times?

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Feb 12, 2014 1:35:26 PM


  5. Before he Speaks he should be required to take a breathalyzer.

    Posted by: michael | Feb 12, 2014 1:36:04 PM


  6. 480 Species practice homosexuality. Only one practices homophobia.

    Posted by: Jaysonn | Feb 12, 2014 1:37:56 PM


  7. 480 species practice homosexuality. Only one practices homophobia.

    Posted by: Jaysonn | Feb 12, 2014 1:39:08 PM


  8. Interesting.... As most of the states where marriage equality is allowed have either been a result of elected legislatures passing it and/or ballot initiatives passed via the popular vote of the people. Sooo.... Are those states where that has happened also "travesties?" Are the popularly passed marriage laws via ballot iniatives also somehow judicial tyranny?

    Would be nice to hear some national reporters with some knowledge on these subjects out these questions to him- instead of just covering him as some sort of "controversy."

    Posted by: Ossor | Feb 12, 2014 1:39:51 PM


  9. This is what passes as intelligence and mindful thinking in the highest level of Justice and Jurisprudence in the state of Alabama. American LGBT people must not forget our fellow Russian LGBT people, but we should attend to the vermin destroying our own garden first.

    Posted by: StevyD | Feb 12, 2014 1:42:01 PM


  10. Other things that did not exist when the Constitution was written: airplanes, machine guns, abortion clinics, the internet, civil rights for African-Americans, etc., etc.

    And yet the Supreme Court has ruled on these issues and the country hasn't fallen apart.

    Moore certainly is a drama queen.

    Posted by: homer | Feb 12, 2014 1:45:17 PM


  11. they like their homersexuls complacent, like lindsey graham over in south carolina.

    Posted by: woody | Feb 12, 2014 1:59:09 PM


  12. I think he left out the disclaimer: "..unless they interpret my way.."

    Posted by: dixichuk | Feb 12, 2014 2:04:14 PM


  13. Oooh shut UP already.

    Posted by: Raybob | Feb 12, 2014 2:16:34 PM


  14. Marriage was never a constitutional right. I believe. Actually, marriage is a choice, unlike being gay.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Feb 12, 2014 2:29:42 PM


  15. “If marriage falls,” he said, “the institution of family upon which it is based falls.”

    Alabama has the 6th highest divorce rate in the nation.

    Clean you own house, Cracker!

    Posted by: wct | Feb 12, 2014 2:33:58 PM


  16. Here's the funny thing and any REAL judge would know this...we live in a common law system. Common law is law applied by judges, cases, and precedent. That is why the Supreme Court trumps all. Civil law is law by statute, which is what this "judge" wants and it is something we've never really had, although I believe Louisiana has a civil law-like structure.

    Posted by: WOLF | Feb 12, 2014 2:34:36 PM


  17. I'd just like to allow places like this to continue their march into the New Dark Ages, by leaving them alone and allowing them to make it miserable for anyone they dislike in their states, then we can setup a fund to relocate gays and others to states where their lives are appreciated. In my fantasy of how this would play out, they;d have a wall up where they shoot anyone crossing into their states from the south, and we'd have one up keeping their guns and hate from coming northward. They can burn coal and have lynchings, and we'll figure out how to make sure everyone has clean water and heath care. Problem solved. So who wants to start to fund this second great northward migration?

    Posted by: Nathan | Feb 12, 2014 2:45:08 PM


  18. A judge is publicly stating that judges don't have the power to judge? Have his doctors checked him for dementia?

    Posted by: JT | Feb 12, 2014 2:50:13 PM


  19. What these radical, right-wing, Christian morons can not explain is just how the hell marriage equality is going to affect the current and future marriages of heterosexuals. These homophobes don't have intelligent reasons or statistics. All they have is a vendetta.

    Posted by: Bryan L | Feb 12, 2014 3:16:35 PM


  20. These nutcases don't need to make logical, demonstrable claims because their supporters are mostly mindlessly obedient to authority -- any utterance from their canonical leaders is deemed to descend directly from Mt. Sinai. Said utterances then get passed around the echo chamber halls of the faithful and quickly become something that "everybody knows that..." pseudo-truths.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Feb 12, 2014 3:51:38 PM


  21. Wrong JAYSONN. It is not 480 species. It is actually at LEAST 1,500 that have been observed to practice homosexuality . . .

    http://www.news-medical.net/news/2006/10/23/20718.aspx


    Posted by: Mike | Feb 12, 2014 4:08:17 PM


  22. You just missed it by 1,020 species that DO PRACTICE HOMOSEXUALITY.

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 12, 2014 4:24:06 PM


  23. You just missed it by 1,020 species that DO PRACTICE HOMOSEXUALITY.

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 12, 2014 4:24:27 PM


  24. You just missed it by 1,020 species that DO PRACTICE HOMOSEXUALITY.

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 12, 2014 4:24:39 PM


  25. What is with this repeat? I only clicked it once!

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 12, 2014 4:49:48 PM


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