Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore is a pathetically deluded religious nut case who has a bad habit of defying the United States Constitution Bill of Rights in the name of his Christian God. That’s why he’s been the subject of this blog before. (See here and here) Moore loves to substitute his Christian religion for the law of the land. The guy has no respect for the First and Fourteenth Amendments; disobeys the federal judiciary; and answers only to God.
As Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court back in 2003 he stubbornly refused to remove a massive granite Ten Commandments monument centerpiece from the Alabama Judicial Building after a federal judge ordered him to do it. He commissioned that religious monument himself therefore he was not about to take orders from a federal judge. “God has chosen this time and this place so we can save our country and save our courts for our children," Moore proclaimed. "We need leadership in the legal branch… There's nothing in the first amendment that prohibits the display of religious objects."
That deliberate defiance of the law got him booted off the Alabama Supreme Court by the 9-member Alabama Judicial Ethics Panel. They unanimously removed him from his post as Chief Justice because he willfully and publicly put himself above the law by flouting the federal order to remove his religious monument.
But the Bible thumping voters of Alabama love Roy Moore so much they voted him back to his old job. And he’s doing that job just like always. Now he’s defying a federal court judge who ordered Alabama county probate judges to issue marriage licenses to gays. He doesn’t believe that gays are entitled to equal protection of the law so he ordered Alabama’s county probate judges to ignore the federal court order.
Last week, Moore defiantly issued an administrative order to all of the states probate judges prohibiting them from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Alabama’s Marriage Protection Act, which bans same-sex unions, is still in effect regardless of the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, Moore declared.
Now he’s defying the United States Supreme Court. “The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry,” US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion. “No longer may this liberty be denied to them.”
Oh yeah? Tell that Judge Roy Moore. He’s not listening.