Roy Moore: Gay Marriage ‘Will Destroy Our Country’

Theocratic Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is offering his usual hysteria in an interview with CNS News, arguing that federal courts have no jurisdiction at all over what happens in Alabama and that gay marriage literally “will destroy out country.”

The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, said he believes that if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in June that homosexual marriage is a Constitutional right, it “will destroy our country,” and added that “there are people who would like to see this country destroyed.”

“What [the court is] doing is they’re toying with something that’s like dynamite and will destroy our country,” Justice Roy Moore told CNSNews.com in an exclusive interview last week during the Family Research Council’s annual pastor’s retreat in Washington, D.C…

“What the Supreme Court is about to do, if they do it, is not redefine marriage but destroy the institution of marriage,” Moore said, citing the high court’s 1885 decision in Murphy v. Ramsey, where the opinion stated that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

Really, Roy? Is your marriage going to be destroyed? Are you going to stop loving your wife and divorce her? Is anyone going to do that? If not, how the hell is this going to “destroy marriage” without having any effect at all on any actual marriages? This is beyond being merely stupid.

“I think there’s an attempt to destroy the institution of marriage and I think it will cause, literally cause the destruction of our country or lead to the destruction of our country over the long run,” Moore said. “And I think there are people who would like to see this country destroyed.”

Yes, the entire country will be destroyed. So rational this man is.

In his own state of Alabama, the state Supreme Court is not abiding by a federal district court’s ruling that banning homosexual marriage in unconstitutional. The state Supreme Court made its decision without a vote by Moore, who recused himself from the case.

“The Alabama Supreme Court is not bound by any order of the federal district court,” Moore said. “Just like they’re not bound by any order we issue.”

Yeah, you know who else made that same argument? George Wallace. He was full of shit. So is Roy Moore.

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  • John Pieret

    “What [the court is] doing is they’re toying with something that’s like dynamite and will destroy our country,”

    Well, in a way, it is, along with previous civil rights movements, destroying theircountry … where darkies knew their place, fags could be pushed around and beat up, women were respectfully barefoot and pregnant and thundering from the pulpit was enough to get their way in society.

  • Jeremy Shaffer

    The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, said he believes that if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in June that homosexual marriage is a Constitutional right, it “will destroy our country,” and added that “there are people who would like to see this country destroyed.” (emphasis in bold mine)

    Says the man who probably gets a tingle when he thinks about his god destroying the world and wishes he’d just get on with it already.

    “What [the court is] doing is they’re toying with something that’s like dynamite and will destroy our country,” Justice Roy Moore told CNSNews.com

    No, if they do rule in favor of marriage equality, what they’ll do is just make people like Roy Moore look really stupid in about 20 years. As for people who are Roy Moore, they’ll look stupid right now.

  • http://healthvsmedicine.blogspot.com cervantes

    So far it hasn’t destroyed most of western Europe or the U.S. states in which it already exists. So I wonder why this particular increment is so significant.

  • hunter

    Cervantes @ 3: Because it’s Amurrica, and Amurrica is special — ever since God handed George Washington the Constitution on Mount Vernon.

  • D. C. Sessions

    cervantes, it’s significant because it reduces Roy Moore’s power over those people in HIS State. Just like the 13th Amendment did.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    “…literally cause the destruction of our country…”

    I am a bit confused. Does he mean the legal borders will shift/disappear so that Mexico and Canada get much larger? Of is he talking about a big USA-sized hole in the ground?

  • Jared James

    @6 Schwa, when he says “literally cause the destruction of…” he literally means “mildly inconvenience the ruling class of.” When he says “is not bound by any order of the Supreme Court” he literally means “will have the opportunity to go on television and talk about how it is a mild inconvenience to comply with the legal requirements of the Constitution.” When he says…you get the picture.

  • whheydt

    Re: theschwa @ #6….

    Probably a big hole in the ground when Moore, and those that agree with him, have their heads explode. What he fails to realize is that, given that what is in those heads is a pretty high grade vacuum, they won’t so much explode as implode.

    Re: cervantes @ #3…

    It’s because *this* increment affects *his* particular piece of the country….which he mistakes for the entire US.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    I thought his country was destroyed in 1865.

  • garnetstar

    “The Alabama Supreme Court is not bound by any order of the federal district court,” Moore said.

    I love Charles Pierce’s take on that: “In 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus decided the federal courts were wrong about integrating Little Rock Central High School, an idea President Dwight Eisenhower countered with the 101st Airborne.”

    Take that, Roy!

  • John Hinkle

    …during the Family Research Council’s annual pastor’s retreat in Washington, D.C…

    I’ve been on that retreat before. The lunch buffet was excellent, as were the *ahem* evening activities. And the best thing? I wasn’t out of pocket after the event.

  • Michael Heath

    Roy Moore:

    “What [the court is] doing is they’re toying with something that’s like dynamite and will destroy our country . . .

    And the destroyers will be sending and exploding that dynamite in the innertubes that channel Internet traffic.

  • theguy

    “And I think there are people who would like to see this country destroyed.”

    RIght-wing fundamentalists who hate America because we don’t jail gay people, or per Moore’s sadism, execute them?

  • RickR

    “And I think there are people who would like to see this country destroyed.”

    Yep. Look in the mirror, Roy.

  • felidae

    “will destroy our country,”–Right, Royboy, just like permitting interracial marriage did in the 1960’s Oh, wait, you’re from Alabama and ya ain’t got the news on that one yet

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    Are you going to stop loving your wife and divorce her?

    Assumes facts not in evidence. He’s a fundy so it’s likely more in the nature of “ownership” than “love.”

    Besides, Roy’s faith is strong, so his marriage won’t be affected. It just everyone else’s that will be. Or marriage as an abstract. Or something.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    You shouldn’t just dismiss what he has to say like that. Look what happened to Canada.