In case you get the idea that Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s views are outside the mainstream of the Republican party, Alabama Republican party chairman Bill Armistead has written on the official state GOP website that he supports Moore — and that God will destroy us if we let gay people get married.
One of the basic truths that was revealed in the oldest of Scriptures is found in Genesis 1:27 where God created a man – Adam – and a woman – Eve. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them”. Scripture then teaches that “a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). This is God’s word. This is God’s truth.
So, how is it that God’s truth can be turned on its head as the debate now rages in Alabama regarding the meaning of marriage? The answer is that we, as a society, have become our own god. We have made God in our image. But, God will not be mocked. The State of Alabama and the United States of America will reap God’s wrath if we embrace and condone things that are abhorrent to God, such as redefining marriage as anything other than a union between one man and one woman.
I know, right? I mean, we’ve actually been letting people worship other gods in this country, a flagrant violation of the very first commandment. And we let people work on the sabbath. And make graven images. And commit adultery. In fact, we allow literally hundreds of things that the Bible says God doesn’t like. Yet somehow he has not destroyed us yet. I’m beginning to suspect that this big mean God of theirs doesn’t actually exist.
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, a staunch defender of Alabama’s Constitution, has directed the state’s Probate Judges to abide by our Constitution which prohibits the issuance of marriage license to same-sex couples. Moore also has also released a letter to Governor Bentley saying he intends to continue to recognize the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and urges the governor to do the same.
Both Chief Justice Moore and Gov. Bentley have voiced strong opposition against same-sex marriage, but their response to the events in Alabama could not be more different. Moore believes that the state constitution prevails in this fight and that our ban on same-sex marriage stands. And while Moore has directed the Probate Judges to deny marriage license to same-sex couples, Bentley has stated that Probate Judges should let their conscience be their guide in issuing marriage license.
Bentley’s statements indicate he is more concerned with how the state might be perceived if we defend our constitution. Bentley said, “I think it’s important for the people across the country to realize that the governor of Alabama today is not the governor of Alabama fifty years ago.”
Yeah, that Roy Moore is far more consistent in defending bronze age values.