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Roy Moore, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, was a guest on Eagle Forum Live over the weekend, where he discussed the recent developments in marriage equality with Anne Cori, Phyllis Schlafly’s daughter.

Moore seemed to be thrown a little off guard when a listener called in and asked angrily why “people use the 14th Amendment to protect interracial marriage when the authors of the 14th Amendment were against interracial marriage.” (The Supreme Court has found bans on both same-sex and interracial marriages to be violations of the 14th Amendment.)

Cori interrupted the caller and asked Moore to instead address people who say “you have to agree with same-sex marriage because interracial marriage is okay.”

The difference, Moore said, is that the right to the “pursuit of happiness” found in the Declaration of Independence came from God and God supports interracial marriage but not same-sex marriage.

“I think people today would say that same-sex marriage is a pursuit of happiness,” Cori interjected.

“Well, they would say that, but that’s not the way the laws of God define the pursuit of happiness,” Moore responded. “And pursuit of happiness was given by God and recognized by the United States Supreme Court in 1967 in Loving v. Virginia.”

Of course, interracial marriage opponents at the time were quite certain that God opposed interracial marriage, which had lower levels of public support at the time Loving was decided than same-sex marriage does today.


roy moore, right wing watch 11 Comments [4/20/2017 11:32:49 AM]
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Shepard Solus

And this is why admitting to violating the separation of church and state needs to mean automatic dismissal from office. Because the halfwits in these states can't be expected to uphold or even understand it on their own.

4/20/2017 11:46:55 AM

Kanna

Christianity, rather than leading our society and our law, has once again lagged behind the law, and behind most of Western Europe. If we waited for christianity to give us any of our rights, we would ALL still be living in racist, sexist, homophobic hell-holes, not just those of us in Alabama and Mississippi.

4/20/2017 11:57:19 AM

Malingspann

Roy Moore: "The right to the “pursuit of happiness” found in the Declaration of Independence came from God! And God supports interracial marriage, but not same-sex marriage!"

Other Person: "At the time of Loving v. Virginia, interracial marriage had lower levels of public support than same-sex marriage has today. The interracial marriage opponents of that time were convinced that God opposes interracial marriage!"

Roy Moore: "But *they* were WRONG! *I* am RIGHT!!"

4/20/2017 12:03:44 PM

Isa

I'm at least 90% sure that God didn't write the US constitution, Roy, but alright.

4/20/2017 9:50:03 PM

Doubting Thomas

I'm so glad this fucker got kicked off the bench and is too old to run for Chief Justice again. I know it's Alabamastan, but people who can't keep religion and government separate have no business holding a position on a state supreme court. It's also a reason that being a judge shouldn't be an elected position. You can't be impartial if you need votes to keep your job.

4/21/2017 5:22:49 AM

Mister Spak

" God supports interracial marriage but not same-sex marriage. "

Other peoples bigotry is wrong but my bigotry is right.

"Well, they would say that, but that’s not the way the laws of God define the pursuit of happiness,” "

Well, you would say that, but first amendment, dumbass.

4/21/2017 6:09:38 AM



I read he got kicked off. I hope it is true but I read it on Yahoo News. In any case, fuck Roy Moore and his theocratic bullshit.



Hey Moore. You say that god defined pursuit of happiness. Fine. Who are you to define how god defines it? You forgot Romans 13:1-7, you forgot to render onto Caesar what is Caesar's and what is god's onto god. You also forgot no endorsement of religion which god allows for us to be secular. FAIL!!!!! Get out of office

4/21/2017 6:24:19 AM

Nomen Nescio

what the framers of a law would or would not have supported does not matter, and cannot matter. the only thing that matters is what they wrote into law. if they would've wanted it to be used some certain, different, way, then they ought've written it differently than they did. they had the chance to.

4/21/2017 7:00:35 AM

Dr. Razark

Who cares what was in the Declaration of Independence? That was no more than an open letter to the King of England, listing reasons some colonists didn't like him, wrapped up with some flowery language. Consider the fact it was written by Thomas Jefferson. Perhaps you're familiar with the Jefferson Bible?

The Constitution is the document you need to consider. It's rather clear about the roles of religion and government with respect to each other. I would think that you, of all people, would understand, considering you had it very clearly explained to you when you pulled that shit with the monument.

Then again, considering that you've been kicked off the bench twice, I don't know that you are capable of learning.

4/21/2017 7:29:01 AM

The Crimson Ghost

I thought ol' Roy here was dead. Literally dead, not just brain dead. Between this asshole & the malevolent little lawn gnome masquerading as AG named J. Sessions, is there anyone who's come from Alabama (banjo on their knee optional, although I wouldn't recommend it) that doesn't completely suck? I know there has to be, although I can't think of anyone.

4/21/2017 10:12:24 AM

Alencon

Jesus H. Christ, this guy needs to be locked away for his own protection. I find it hard to believe anyone would be stupid enough to spout this sort of gibberish.

4/21/2017 10:16:38 AM

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