Roy Moore: Satan Made Supreme Court Rule for Marriage Equality

church_lady_could_it_be_satan-1Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, true to form, told a church on Sunday that the Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of same-sex marriage were influenced by Satan and that’s why they “destroyed the institution of God.” I didn’t even know God was an institution.

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore told a church crowd on Sunday that the U.S. Supreme Court “destroyed the institution of God” by legalizing same-sex marriage.

Moore, who made national news when he ordered the state’s probate judges to withhold same-sex marriage license in violation of a federal judge’s decision, addressed a congregation of about 150 people at Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Theodore.

“How do they come out now and say that marriage, which is ordained by God, doesn’t mean what it’s always meant, between a man and woman?” Moore said. “Not between two men, two women, or three women and one man.

“See, they don’t have a definition. They’ve just destroyed the institution of God. Despite what they think, it’s not their doing. Satan drives us. He’s out there destroying everything God created including us as human beings.”

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  • janiceclanfield

    Satan? Really? Ummm, we’re in 2015 now.

    Time to grow up.

  • Synfandel

    Roy Moore’s mind must be a horrible place to live.

  • John Pieret

    Satan drives us. He’s out there destroying everything God created including us as human beings

    And here I thought God had that omnipotent thingie. Guess not.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    they “destroyed the institution of God.” I didn’t even know God was an institution.

    SSM was the proton torpedo that made it into the 2 meter wide thermal exhaust port of the massive structure that is God.

  • blf

    The more I read about what Ms(? Mr?) Satan can or has accomplished, the more I’d like to meet the lady(? gentleman?). And I understand she/he has a rather nice château near Hades with numerous attractions (not to mention fine drinks and excellent music), plus a considerable number of contacts.

    On the other hand, she/he is said to be a rather cunning deal-maker, with a tendency to go all Keyser Söze on you if you don’t live up to your side — albeit that last bit may just be propaganda by her/his rivals.

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

    Synfandel “Roy Moore’s mind must be a horrible place to live.”

    It’s not so bad. Lots of room.

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    @John

    “God had that omnipotent thingie”

    Ewwww! I hope he keeps his omnipotent thingie well away from me!!!

  • Sastra

    ” … Despite what they think, it’s not their doing. Satan drives us. He’s out there destroying everything God created including us as human beings.”

    Leaving aside the disgusting implication that treating gay people as less human is part of what makes us human, I too find the role of Satan a puzzling one. God is frustrated, perhaps even crying, every time His will is thwarted by His arch-nemesis? His plans constantly overthrown by a Bad Guy even He can’t control?

    They can’t actually think that — but then they do — and then they don’t. It’s complicated.

    If Satan has ever succeeded in getting one soul damned to Hell which would have otherwise been saved had it not been for the existence of Satan, then Christians are in deep theological trouble. But if Satan has never succeeded in this way, then there’s a different theological problem. It’s not a Mystery of God — it’s a human failure in plot consistency. They can’t get their story straight.

  • Die Anyway

    Roy Moore@OP: “… or three women and one man.”

    Hey, Roy finally said something I could agree with. 😉

  • freehand

    Sastra says: If Satan has ever succeeded in getting one soul damned to Hell which would have otherwise been saved had it not been for the existence of Satan, then Christians are in deep theological trouble. But if Satan has never succeeded in this way, then there’s a different theological problem. It’s not a Mystery of God — it’s a human failure in plot consistency. They can’t get their story straight.

    .

    Part of their problem is that their religious predecessors started off with more human-like gods, with personalities, specialties, and limitations – rather like the Norse and Greek pantheons we are familiar with. But the Church fathers insisted that Mrs. God be wiped from the records, God be inflated past the point of comprehensibility to infinity, and Satan (The Accuser) must be redefined as a purely evil adversary. But how can there be an adversary for an infinitely powerful entity? And Yahweh became a dysfunctional abusive daddy because that’s the only kind of authority they understood anyway. The early versions worked, dramatically speaking. The later versions were more like the Superman comics of the 1950s – he had become so powerful that it was difficult to come up with plots that had any sort of conflict without seeming stupid even to 8 year-olds.

  • StevoR

    Roy Moore : “Satan drives us. “

    That’s an interesting admission for you to make there Mr Moore. Thought you were barracking for the other side? (Backs away looking for the men in white coats to arrive and take him away.)

  • StevoR

    Psst Roy Moore you ever read that bible thang o’ yours? Two words – David Jonathon

    See :

    http://www.thebricktestament.com/david_vs_saul/jonathan_and_david/1s20_42a.html

    1 Samuel 20:42

    Jonathan said to David, ‘Go in peace, for we have sworn in the name of Yahweh that Yahweh will bond you and me and your descendants and my descendants forever.’

  • xuuths

    What’s sad, is that Justice Scalia probably agrees with this tripe, since he openly believes in Satan as a real, living being. Facepalm.

  • dingojack

    Wait now. I got a chauffeur – called ‘Satan’? Sure will save on public transport.

    Satan, I need to be at Pyrmont by nine tomorrow morning!

    Dingo

  • whheydt

    Well…we all know that Satan gets all the lawyers, so it’s no surprise that he can win court cases whenever he wants.

    FYI…in 10 days (end of next week) the excuse of waiting for a possible SCOTUS rehearing goes *poof*. Wonder what delaying tactic will be used next?

  • grumpyoldfart

    …addressed a congregation of about 150 people at Magnolia Springs Baptist Church

    So we know one thing for sure: He’s working for a flat fee. If he was taking a percentage of the collection he wouldn’t make enough to pay his cab fare.

  • busterggi

    I’m sure Alito and Scalia agree – they both belive in that boogey-man.

  • rietpluim

    Wow, isn’t Satan the coolest? I’m seriously considering conversion to satanism.

  • samgardner

    I think his thing is actually omniimpotent.

  • Al Dente

    freehand @10

    Jews and Christians have a problem trying to squeeze an omniscient, omnipotent creator of the universe into a bronze age tribal god. The fit just isn’t there, no matter how hard they try.

  • Nemo

    I dunno about God being an institution, but if anyone else acted the way “God” does in her Bible, he’d be institutionalized, for sure.

  • Nemo

    her -> the

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    By definition an institution is something created by human beings.

  • shadowwalkyr

    Let me get this straight: Satan, with the help of one third of the angels, couldn’t even threaten God. But with five lawyers he kicked the old man off the throne and into oblivion?