John M. Becker

Alabama Chief Justice: Marriage Equality Will Destroy America

Filed By John M. Becker | May 07, 2014 8:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Alabama, Christianists, gay marriage, marriage equality, Roy Moore, same-sex marriage, wingnuts

"[Marriage] is the sure foundation of all that is noble and stable in our civilization. It is the best guarantee of that reverent morality which is the source of all beneficent progress and social and political improvement. Foundation [em>sic] is the foundation of our country. If it is destroyed, then our Constitution will fail, our government will fail because God's institution has been interfered with...

"It's not about two men getting married or two women, it's about destroying an institution ordained of God, it's about feeling good but ignoring God's laws for happiness, for civilization, and progress, as the United States Supreme Court recognizes."

-- Roy Moore, right-wing extremist and Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, railing against marriage equality on Saturday in a speech before the 28th District Republican Club in Washington State. Moore, who became a darling of the right in 2003 when he refused to remove the Ten Commandments from the Supreme Court building, is now mounting an all-out crusade against same-gender marriage.

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