Moore’s Lawyer Tells AL Governor He Must Follow God’s Will

Win Johnson, director of the legal staff of the Administrative Office of Courts in Alabama, which runs the courts in that state, sent a letter to Gov. Robert Bentley telling him that as a public official he’s a “minister of God” and must do what the Bible says instead of what the Constitution says. Here’s the letter:

Time for Public Officials to take their stand one way or the other

Jesus Christ is Lord of all. He came to save the world by His death and resurrection. That world includes you, me, the family, the civil government, all the institutions of life. He came to advance His Father’s kingdom, not watch man run rampant upon the earth as if Christ had never come. As if it were the days of Noah!

Public officials are ministers of God assigned the duty of punishing the wicked and protecting the righteous. If the public officials decide to officially approve of the acts of the wicked, they must logically not protect the righteous from the wicked. In fact, they must become protectors of the wicked. You cannot serve two masters; you must pick – God or Satan.

The criminal laws against homosexual sodomy are for the protection of the righteous, particularly the young, the weak, the vulnerable, who need the law to teach them right from wrong when in a vulnerable state. The U.S. Supreme Court, although it claims to have done so in 2003, cannot take something that God calls a crime and declare it not a crime.

We’re facing something even worse now, the civil government taking a new step and actually requiring the approval and sanctifying by the state of an evil behavior. Five justices on the U.S. Supreme Court have now opined that the States of this country and all of us must approve of so-called marriages of same sex couples.

Therefore, the civil government must now become a persecuting power; you cannot avoid it. The civil government must protect what it approves of. It must protect the advocates’ employment, their business dealings, their lives in every way. Against whom? Against those who think their lifestyle is evil. That’s you and me, bible-believing Christians, the Church, etc.

Public official, what will you do? Will you stand up for the law of Alabama, for the people, for the weak and vulnerable, for the law of God? Or will you capitulate? Will you become complicit in the takeover by the wicked?

“I must follow the law,” you say. Law? What law? There is no law anymore, there’s just opinion. One day this, one day that. When the law becomes merely the opinion of a handful of people on the courts, there is no longer any law. There is tyranny. There is chaos. But there is no law.

The young and the weak, those that are caused to stumble by courts that approve of what is evil, are those whom Jesus referred to when he said, “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” Luke 17:2. You don’t want to be complicit in allowing such stumbling blocks.

Don’t use the Nazi war-crimes trial defense: “My superiors (or the courts) told me to do it.” You’re not standing for the rule of law when you capitulate to a law that defies God and exposes people to the wicked. You’re just a coward making excuses!

Or will your conscience cause you to resign? Why would you leave the people of this State, their children, your children and grandchildren to the wolves, those who would rend the society apart with their denial of what’s good and evil?

Your duty is to stand against the ravages of a superior authority that would go beyond its rightful power and force upon the people something evil. That’s what the founders of our country did when Parliament exceeded its powers. That’s what the Puritans in civil government in the 1600’s did when the King exceeded his powers.

On Judgment Day, you won’t stand in front of the media, the advocates of “Equality,” or even the federal courts; you’ll stand before the King of Kings, the Judge and Ruler over the Kings of the Earth, Jesus Christ. His law is not subject to the vote of man, and He, as the good and loving author of that law, does not exempt any nation from it. The law’s author, speaking of Himself as “the stone which the builders rejected,” said, “Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.” Luke 20:18.

What can you do? You have authority as an elected official. You also are sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution and Alabama Constitution. Find a way to do so. Don’t acquiesce to the takeover (actually the takedown)! Use your authority and every legal angle to oppose the tyrants! If necessary, just say, “No.” It is not rebellion for you to say, “Your interpretation of the Constitution is wrong, beyond your authority, and detrimental to this nation.” In fact, it’s your duty. You’re not opposing the rule of law, you’re upholding it by saying that.

Like Roy Moore, Johnson is a theocrat, and not in the “my religion informs my political views” sense but in the “my religion gets to decide everything” sense. He has no business being anywhere near any position of power.

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  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Holy crap, that’s terrifying.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    If the public officials decide to officially approve of the acts of the wicked, they must logically not protect the righteous from the wicked.

    BOOM! Logic FTW Johnson!!

    You cannot serve two masters; you must pick – God or Satan.

    Obviously.

    But you CAN serve THREE masters – God, Jesus, Holy Spirit.

    But you cannot serve FOUR masters – that would be polytheism, which is just silly.

    FIVE masters? I do not know about that one, Pastor Mike has not gotten to that part of the book yet…

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    “I must follow the law,” you say. Law? What law? There is no law anymore, there’s just opinion. One day this, one day that.

    Exactly! Like those wishy-washy LIBERALS who say it is perfectly OK to wear cotton/poly blends! Or those who say a father does NOT own his own daughter until he permits he to marry her Godly Husband. Tyranny!!

  • Loqi

    Moore has a lawyer even less informed about law than he is? That’s not even the blind leading the blind; that’s the dead leading the comatose.

  • Synfandel

    You cannot serve two masters; you must pick – God or Satan.

    Or you could choose to serve a master that actually exists—the one you’re being paid to serve: the people of Alabama.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    If the governor had any backbone, he’d promptly reply that he’s perfectly happy to carry out God’s will, just as soon as God shows up to state it in his own words.

    That’s the problem here: not the theocratic nutjobs, but all the supposedly-mature sensible people who don’t have the guts to stand up to them.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    What an uplifting and moral letter. Who knew that it could feel so righteous fighting to roll back gay rights and eventually, God willing, roll gays back in jail, all the while insisting that it was really us Moral Americans who were the victims?

     

    Papistry aside, now I know how Torquemada felt.

  • Larry

    Wow. That looks like an application letter to become Nehemiah Scudder’s lawyer.

    Heinlein had this one dead on.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Interesting that he’s openly and apparently without reservation advising officeholders to violate (or even repudiate) their oaths of office. Which, please recall, they all elaborated with a “so help me God.”

  • John Pieret

    We had to destroy our form of government in order to save it …

  • ‘smee

    “by their words shall ye know them”…

  • cptdoom

    If we were truly following “God’s law,” Johnson and Moore would both be on a pile of sticks ready to serve as a warning sign to the other heretics. Thankfully we evolved as a society, at least those of us not in Alabama.

  • dingojack

    “you can’t serve two masters…”

    Wouldn’t those masters be ‘god’ & ‘mammon’?*

    So which is it? Serve your pay-masters (whose salt you took), or resign and serve your god as an righteous itinerant? You choose.

    Dingo

    ———

    * Matthew 6:24

    “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

  • Knight in Sour Armor

    Take out the homophobia, utter disregard for the law, and reassign who’s wicked and who’s not and it actually reads quite pleasantly.

  • whheydt

    That is one incredible pile of fail.

  • Mobius

    Ed, I think you have a new candidate for “dumbest lawyer in America”.

  • sabrekgb

    @6 Raging Bee

    That’s the problem here: not the theocratic nutjobs, but all the supposedly-mature sensible people who don’t have the guts to stand up to them.

    Can’t they both be the problem?

  • Quantum Mechanic

    Knight in Sour Armor

    Take out the homophobia, utter disregard for the law, and reassign who’s wicked and who’s not and it actually reads quite pleasantly.

    Yeah, then it’s just the phrase “What can you do?”

  • theguy

    “The criminal laws against homosexual sodomy are for the protection of the righteous”

    Got news for you, dumbass. Fundies are not righteous, and gay people are not wicked.

    “particularly the young”

    Some of whom are gay

    “the weak, the vulnerable”

    Who you want to throw in prison for an act that does not affect you.

    “who need the law to teach them right from wrong when in a vulnerable state.”

    Translation: If the government doesn’t persecute, imprison and possibly execute (hey, he’s ShitMoore’s lawyer, after all) gay people, then children won’t learn the fundamentalists’ perversion of ethics and Constitutional law.

    Simply put, no one’s being persecuted because gay people can get married. The government doesn’t exist to shield people from the existence of other people they don’t like, and the real degenerates here are ShitMoore, his lawyer (I’m trying to find a Better Call Saul “giving a chimp a machine gun” joke here) and his supporters.

  • caseloweraz

    Theschwa: But you cannot serve FOUR masters – that would be polytheism, which is just silly.

    Wait a minute — I know Mammon comes into the picture somewhere!

    Father, Son, Holy Ghost, and Mammon.

  • caseloweraz

    Win Johnson: Your duty is to stand against the ravages of a superior authority that would go beyond its rightful power and force upon the people something evil. That’s what the founders of our country did when Parliament exceeded its powers. That’s what the Puritans in civil government in the 1600’s did when the King exceeded his powers.

    Ah, but per Christian doctrine God is the superior power — omnipotent by definition. Comparing successful actions against other temporal powers to what you view as transgression of God’s laws only confuses the issue. If an omnipotent and omniscient God exists, as you believe, the proper course would be to invoke his aid. When He doesn’t provide it, just write it off as “mysterious ways.”

  • D. C. Sessions

    Your duty is to stand against the ravages of a superior authority that would go beyond its rightful power and force upon the people something evil. That’s what the founders of our country did when Parliament exceeded its powers. That’s what the Puritans in civil government in the 1600’s did when the King exceeded his powers.

    And that is what the South did 150 years ago when the North threatened the most sacred of all institutions by electing someone from Illinois.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14822869 Paul Chapman

    Re 17: There aren’t nearly as many theocratic nutjobs as there are people who don’t have the guts to stand up to them. Both may be a problem, but if it weren’t for the latter, the former wouldn’t be nearly as big of a problem.

  • Azkyroth, B*Cos[F(u)]==Y

    He has no business being anywhere near any position of power.

    Not even a Flavored Light Socket?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    D. C. Sessions, +1 internet.

  • peterh

    Thoreau urged simplicity. Moore’s a right, flaming jerk.

  • Die Anyway

    There’s such an easy solution… don’t work for the government!

  • whheydt

    Does “Moore’s Law(yer)” mean that the number of stupid statements will double roughly every 18 to 24 months?

  • frankgturner

    “For the law of God?” you say?….

    Right right which is exactly why we need to re-institute slavery and forbid people from eating shellfish and pork and punish them for working on the Holy day (be it Sunday daytime or from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday). Yeah don’t forget the mixed fabrics piece or rules about women working. Funny how some of these theocrats are against Sharia law yet want us to follow Old Testament law….which is nearly the same. Oh no, not all Old Testament law just parts that they cherry pick because that’s what God says in the New Testament…even though it clearly doesn’t?

    .

    If the sarcasm is not readily apparent it should be. What ultra morons these theocrats are, they are not even aware of the metaphoric fecal matter of their own religion that they “allegedly” follow.

  • Morgan

    Therefore, the civil government must now become a persecuting power; you cannot avoid it. The civil government must protect what it approves of. It must protect the advocates’ employment, their business dealings, their lives in every way. Against whom? Against those who think their lifestyle is evil. That’s you and me, bible-believing Christians, the Church, etc.

    Wow. It’s often implicit but rarely do I see it so nakedly displayed. The government must protect The Others’ employment, business dealings, and lives. They must protect them from these theocrats, who presumably, therefore, feel they should be able to threaten the employment, business dealings, and lives of those they abhor. And protecting people from theocrats who want to threaten them? Is persecuting theocrats.

    Normally they hide it a little better than this.

  • ah58

    When god comes down and personally tells me what he wants, THEN I might consider it. All I see right now are a bunch of assholes telling me what their imaginary friend wants.

  • frankgturner

    @ Morgan #30

    Sadly we will in the name of respecting the free speech of all, need to protect the free speech of said theocrats. Perhaps it is a sign of what is to cone, theocrats becoming a smaller and smaller group until they are a small enough minority that future generations view them as neo Nazis or the KKK or the Westboro, closed minded hate groups whom we protect the free speech of but largely agree are at their maximum capacity for fecal matter. It seems to be something theocrats have feared for some time and are expressing their terrors of now.