After the 2 rulings by a federal District Judge, overturning and finding Unconstitutional Alabama's 2 marriage inequality laws "Judge "Roy Moore has decided to give his "legal" Opinion. His 3 page letter is a revolting display of ignorance, theocratic reasoning from the bench, and abuse of history to push his religious agenda.
Here are some excerpts:
"nothing in the United States Constitution gives the federal government the authority to redefine the institution of marriage"
Nothing in the Alabama Constitution gives Alabama that authority either, but that is exactly what they did in 2006. Further, the issue is the application of ALL laws under the 14th Amendment, which Moore attacks later in his diatribe.
He then goes on to quote the Bible as a legal source for bigotry. As if it has anything at all to do with actual law (Mark 10:6-9). He than goes on to quote a letter from Jefferson decrying the erosion of States Rights in 1825, long before the issue of States Rights were settled through a war and the introduction of the 14th Amendment.A bit more about how this is a direct assault on "our" morality and instructions to the Governor and all the Probate Judges in the State to DEFY a ruling by a federal Court and to continue to act illegally for Jesus.
This is a man so woefully inept that he was removed once for his inability to follow the actual law. This is a man so ethically bankrupt that he consistently hides behind the shield of his wife's name while still running his "Foundation for Moral Law" and directing it's arguments and decisions while sitting on the Bench. He dares invoke the desecration of morality while simultaneously acting in a fashion that is immoral and illegal. He wants his version of Christianity to be the Law, he does not think other religions or the non religious have protections under the First Amendment, he is a fucking Mullah for Christ. He is abusing his power and violating basic ethical principles, it is time for Alabama to once again remove this idiot from the bench.
Laughably, he concludes his letter with this gem:
"Be advised that I stand with you to stop judicial tyranny and any unlawful opinions issued without Constitutional authority."
The exact reason he was removed the first time... his illegal actions and unconstitutional, tyrannical rulings from the bench.