Unhinged GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore: Legalized Gay Marriage is Worse Than Slavery

I think most people reading this might agree that Donald Trump isn’t mentally well. Some have called him a sociopath, others a psychopath or a narcissist, but based on his behavior, it seems that something isn’t right with Trump’s mind.

That said, his type of “crazy” is a completely different type than Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.

A man who’s been removed from office twice for refusing to follow our Constitution or our laws, including instructing judges to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex marriage, Moore is someone who believes the Bible, not the Constitution, is the law of the land. I’ve actually argued that should disqualify him from holding public office considering a large part of doing so requires taking an oath of office where you promise to uphold the laws of our country and the rights given to us by our Constitution. So I’m not sure how an elected official could do that when they believe the Bible’s rules supersede Constitutionally supported laws and judicial rulings.

Moore literally believes that if the Supreme Court rules in favor of something he feels the Bible opposes, that we should follow what the Bible says — not the Constitutionally-created Supreme Court.

For a great example of exactly how dangerous and unstable Moore is, look no further than comments he made during a podcast interview last November where he said that legalizing gay marriage was worse than upholding slavery.

As reported by Talking Points Memo:

“In 1857 the United States Supreme Court did rule that black people were property. Of course that contradicted the Constitution, and it took a civil war to overturn it. But this ruling in Obergefell is even worse in a sense because it forces not only people to recognize marriage other than the institution ordained of God and recognized by nearly every state in the union, it says that you now must do away with the definition of marriage and make it between two persons of the same gender or leading on, as one of the dissenting justices said, to polygamy, to multi-partner marriages,” Moore said in a podcast interview last November, shortly after he was suspended without pay from the court.

“We’ve got to go back and recognize that what they did in Obergefell was not only to take and create a right that does not exist under the Constitution, but then to mandate that that right compels Christians to give up their religious freedom and liberty,” he continued.

Just a reminder, those are the words of someone who stands a very good chance at becoming a United States Senator in the next few weeks.

I’d also like to point out that marriage in this country is not a religiously based institution. There’s no religious requirement tied to marriage. Two atheists can walk into a Justice of the Peace and get married without a single shred of religion being involved at all. In the United States our definition of marriage is based on legal definitions created by government — not religious ones.

Another thing I’d like to point out is that we’re over two years removed from the Obergefell ruling that legalized same-sex marriage and neither polygamy nor multi-partner marriages have become legal.

A third fact I’d like to mention is that the Constitution doesn’t say anything about marriage — at all. So I’m not sure what “right that does not exist under the Constitution” to which Moore is referring. The only reference to religion in our Bill of Rights is in our First Amendment which states every American has the freedom of religion, which also means the freedom from religion.

Using the ridiculous “logic” these religious fanatics use when discussing matters such as this, he should also believe divorce should be illegal, too. After all, the Bible does specifically say divorce is a big “no-no,” yet Moore doesn’t seem concerned that some religious fanatics might be “forced to recognize second marriages with which they might not agree.”

I don’t think I need to explain how idiotic most of these fanatic religious beliefs are. These zealots are nothing but hypocrites who cherry-pick various excerpts from the Bible to push whatever preposterous beliefs they have, while ignoring the passages that don’t support their ignorance.

Though it’s a scary thought to think that a legitimately batcrap crazy person like Roy Moore stands a very good chance at becoming one of only a hundred of the most powerful people in our government. A lunatic who actually thinks the decision to end bans on same-sex marriage is worse than the horrific Supreme Court ruling that declared African Americans could be owned as property.

Really, just sit there for a moment to let that reality sink in.

If you live in Alabama, please vote for Doug Jones on December 12th. If you know someone in Alabama, do what you can to convince them to vote for Doug Jones on December 12th. If you have any legal way to get people to vote for Doug Jones on December 12th, please, we need to do everything we can to prevent Roy Moore from becoming a United States Senator.

You can visit Doug Jones’ campaign website here.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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