Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Declared Guilty of Ethics Violations, Suspended for Rest of Term Without Pay

Moore-pdMONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ), led by a chief judge who also serves as an elder in his church, has declared Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore guilty of all six charges of ethics violations surrounding allegations that he ordered judges in the state not to issue same-sex “marriage” licenses and has been suspended for the rest of his term without pay.

The COJ said in its decision on Friday that it did not agree that Moore’s Jan. 6 memo was “merely to provide a ‘status update’ to the state’s probate judges,” but could indeed be considered an order.

“We … do not accept Chief Justice Moore’s repeated argument that the disclaimer in paragraph 10 of the January 6, 2016, order—in which Chief Justice Moore asserted he was ‘not at liberty to provide any guidance … of the effect of Obergefell on the existing orders of the Alabama Supreme Court’—negated the reality that Chief Justice More was in fact ‘ordering and directing’ the probate judges to comply with the API orders regardless of Obergefell or the injunction in Strawser,” it wrote.

As previously reported, Moore stated during his trial on Wednesday that he did not “encourage anyone to defy a federal court or state court order,” remarking that it is “ridiculous” to believe otherwise.

“I gave them a status in the case, a status of the facts that these orders exist,” he said. “That is all I did.”

He said that he sent a memo to his colleagues at the Alabama Supreme Court, which had issued an order in March 2015 halting the issuance of same-sex licenses in the state apart from Moore, urging them to provide guidance in light of the federal Obergefell decision.

When they did not, he released a memo in January advising judges about the status quo until the court issues instructions as requested.

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“Until further decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, the existing orders of the Alabama Supreme Court … remain in full force and effect,” he wrote on Jan. 6, adding, “I am not at liberty to provide any guidance to Alabama probate judges on the effect of Obergefell on the existing orders of the Alabama Supreme Court. That issue remains before the entire court, which continues to deliberate on the matter.”

On Friday, the COJ declared Moore guilty of failing to “perform the duties of his office impartially,” failing to “avoid impropriety,” failing to “respect and comply with the law” and failing to “abstain from public comment about a pending proceeding in his own court,” among other charges.

“For these violations, Chief Justice Moore is hereby suspended from office without pay for the remainder of his term. This suspension is effective immediately,” it declared.

The COJ said that Moore was not removed from the bench because a unanimous vote is required for removal, and the COJ was not in unison about how the matter should be handled. The COJ had the choices of acquittal, a statement of censure, suspension or removal.

“A majority of this court also agrees with the JIC that the only appropriate sanction for Chief Justice Moore is removal from office. Removal of a judge from office, however, requires ‘the concurrence of all members sitting,” it wrote. “It is clear there was not a unanimous concurrence to remove the Chief from office, so the COJ suspends him for the remainder of his term.”

As previously reported, the chief judge of the COJ, Justice J. Michael Joiner, is an elder at The Church at Brookhills in Birmingham and serves as a Bible teacher.

“He is an active member of The Church at Brookhills where he teaches a Bible study class,” his bio reads. “He previously served as Deacon and Chairman of the Shelby Baptist Association Credentials Committee.”

In 2014, Joiner, who serves on the Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals, likewise joined his colleagues in striking down a state law that criminalized those who engage in “deviate sexual intercourse with another person,” after a man was imprisoned for forcing another man to drop his pants.

Moore was first suspended from the bench in May after the homosexual advocacy groups Southern Poverty Law Center, People for the American Way, the Human Rights Campaign, and a drag queen who goes by the name Ambrosia Starling, pressed the JIC to take action against Moore.

The controversy began in 2013 when two lesbians in the state sued Gov. Robert Bentley, Attorney General Luther Strange and Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis—among others—in an attempt to overturn Alabama’s marriage amendment after one of the women was denied from adopting the other woman’s child.

In January 2015, U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade ruled in favor of the women, prompting Moore to send a memo to probate judges throughout the state, advising that they are not required to issue “marriage” licenses to same-sex couples as he believed that Grenade’s ruling only applied to the two women.

Moore also wrote a letter to Gov. Robert Bentley, urging him to “uphold and support the Alabama Constitution with respect to marriage, both for the welfare of this state and for our posterity.”

“Be advised that I will stand with you to stop judicial tyranny and any unlawful opinions issued without constitutional authority,” he stated.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) then filed a judicial ethics complaint against Moore over his letter to Gov. Bentley, and the homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) submitted 28,000 petition signatures to the JIC calling for Moore’s removal.

As confusion ensued over Moore’s letter to probate judges, one judge, John Enslen of Elmore County, asked the full Alabama Supreme Court for further guidance. In March 2015, six of the nine judges of the Alabama Supreme Court released a historic order halting the issuance of same-sex “marriage” licenses in the state. Moore recused himself from the matter and was not included in the order.

“As it has done for approximately two centuries, Alabama law allows for ‘marriage’ between only one man and one woman,” the 148-page order read. “Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to this law. Nothing in the United States Constitution alters or overrides this duty.”

Three months after the Alabama Supreme Court issued its order, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges. The Alabama court did not immediately lift its order following the ruling as it took time sorting through the matter.

Therefore, in January, Moore sent another letter advising that the full court’s previous instructions remained in effect until it issued directives in light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell.

But he also noted that his memo did not weigh in on how June’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling has impact on the Alabama Supreme Court’s directive, and said that it was not his place to make that determination. In March, the court finally issued its opinions on the matter, dismissing all outstanding cases before the bench.

In May, the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) announced that it had filed ethics charges against Moore, and suspended the chief justice while he faced a trial before the COJ.

Moore’s attorneys state that they plan to appeal Friday’s decision.

“The 2016 Administrative Order was merely a status report of the pending case before the Alabama Supreme Court. The order did not change the status quo. It did not create any new obligation or duty. To suspend Chief Justice Moore for the duration of his term is a miscarriage of justice and we will appeal this case to the Alabama Supreme Court. This case is far from over,” Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel said in a statement.


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  • Liberal Elitist

    The teary-eyed Mat Staver further stated, “But today, in an unbelievable violation of the law, the COJ suspended without pay Chief Justice Moore for the remainder of his term, which runs through January 2019. When his term expires, he will be ineligible to run for election as judge again because of his age. So the suspension until the end of his term is a de facto removal from the bench.”

    Works for me.

    • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      God will bless him far beyond what was taken from him.

      • Liberal Elitist

        You mean God will hand over the Alabama governorship to Moore?

        • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          God will bless him beyond what you can imagine.

          • Liberal Elitist

            So he should be celebrating?

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            He should be thanking God.

          • Liberal Elitist

            I’m glad it worked out well for everyone.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            It hasn’t even begun to get good for him.

          • Miss Deplorable Chrissy Vee

            Well, just for the moment anyway. It doesn’t work well for the ungodly in the end. Rather sad really.

          • Miss Deplorable Chrissy Vee

            I am sure he is. 🙂

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Yes, I’m sure he’s rejoicing. 🙂

        • Bob Johnson

          I can see the headlines now –

          “Roy Moore Elected Governor
          FFRF Goes Public”

  • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    God bless Chief Justice Roy Moore.

    • Jeff Simons

      I don’t think your god takes kindly to those who break man’s law, same as those who break his.

      • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        You don’t know my God so you can’t speak for Him.

        • Jeff Simons

          I read his book, he seems rather clear on this.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            If you knew what He really said, you’d be trembling in fear right now.

          • Jeff Simons

            Well seeing as he’s fictional, I’ll have to check into if I’m scared of Darth Vader as well.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            See, that’s what I mean: you have no understanding.

          • Jeff Simons

            because I came to a more logical conclusion? The book is full of contradictions and plot holes everywhere. No contradiction on following the laws of your government though.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Ah, but you didn’t arrive at a logical conclusion.

          • Jeff Simons

            If you think that then you have no understanding of logic.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Oh, the irony! 🙂

          • Amos Moses

            ok ….. so thousands of books on mans law …. and no contradiction ….. WOW …. so if i give the same tax information to twenty different tax preparers and they come up with twenty different answers as to what is owed ….. then that means what ….. that their are no “contradictions” …. again …. do you read and send or even think about what you write …..

          • Jeff Simons

            Those thousands of books aren’t claiming they’re infallible, nor is anyone who reads them saying it (save the US Constitution, but that is after all changeable) your god’s book however does make that claim.

          • Amos Moses

            you are claiming no contradiction …………. guess not ……..

          • Amos Moses

            “your god’s book however does make that claim.”

            uhhh …. no …. God claims it …. men misuse scripture often to their own ends … as you do now ……..

          • Jeff Simons

            The book claims it, your god has not personally appeared to claim it in any recorded history.

          • Amos Moses

            Christ is God ……….. He did …….. or did you miss that chapter ……… and sorry to tell you …. God aint your bellhop …..

          • Jeff Simons

            Christ has not been shown to exist, your bible is only the claim that he did, you have no independent proof as we discussed elsewhere.

          • Amos Moses

            so again ….. do you have perfect knowledge of everything …. every thing ever …….

          • Jeff Simons

            Never claimed perfect knowledge, just the combined knowledge humanity currently possesses that can be accessed by anyone. Moot point anyway, I’m asking you for proof. With that I am at the default position asking you to prove your claim.

          • Amos Moses

            you are asserting as “fact” things you cannot prove or establish without such knowledge……

          • Jeff Simons

            No, that’s what I’m asserting YOU are doing. Now enough of these dodge games, are you going to show proof to your claim or not?

          • Amos Moses

            No …. you have said ……….. “Well seeing as he’s fictional” …. THAT is an assertion of “fact” that unless you have perfect knowledge of everything …. you can not prove or establish ….. AND you said ….. “Never claimed perfect knowledge, just the combined knowledge humanity currently possesses” ………

            So …. by your own admission ….. you have no “fact” …….. so far your argument is refuted …. BY YOU ………… care to try again ………..

          • Amos Moses

            ***** CRICKETS********* CRICKETS********* CRICKETS*****

          • Amos Moses

            ***** CRICKETS**** ***** CRICKETS**** ***** CRICKETS****

          • Jeff Simons

            I’m sorry, I thought we were done when you refused to provide any proof to backup your claim.

          • Amos Moses

            i do not have to prove your point … you refuted yourself with your own nonsense as i pointed out …… so still hearing *****CRICKETS*****…………..

          • Jeff Simons

            You refuted nothing, you’ve basically sat down with your fingers in your ears screaming the same circular logic that your claim is also your proof. I’d say I’m waiting but I gave up waiting awhile back.

          • Amos Moses

            AGAIN ……….. you have said ……….. “Well seeing as he’s fictional” …. THAT is an assertion of “fact” that unless you have perfect knowledge of everything …. you can not prove or establish ….. AND you said ….. “Never claimed perfect knowledge, just the combined knowledge humanity currently possesses” ………
            So …. by your own admission ….. you have no “fact” …….. so far your argument is refuted …. BY YOU …………….. ***** CRICKETS**** ***** CRICKETS**** ***** CRICKETS****

          • Amos Moses

            do you have perfect knowledge of everything …. every thing ever ……. again ………..

          • Danfire

            Jeff Simons talks about facts but can’t produce them. Don’t worry…his knee will bow!

          • Jeff Simons

            I’m not the one who facts are required of, I’m sitting at the default conclusion to be made in the absence of facts proving anything, that we simply do not know.

          • Amos Moses

            “Well seeing as he’s fictional”

            Is that a scientific, theological or personal opinion ……………

          • Jeff Simons

            Fact given the content of “his” book. An all knowing, omnipresent being would not have so many contradictions in a holy book, not to mention 3 separate main groups arguing over which one is valid, and that’s only talking about the abrametic religions.

          • Amos Moses

            “Fact” ………….. hmmmmm … ok …. do you have perfect knowledge of every thing ….. every thing ever ………….

      • Amos Moses

        my God has broken his followers out of prison ………. more than once ……….

        • Jeff Simons

          Can you show a time that has demonstrable proof? (Keep in mind, the bible is a claim, not proof)

          • Amos Moses

            keep in mind that the bible is not a claim … your claim it is a claim is ……….. and this is a christian site ….. and the A Priori here is …. that scripture is true and correct and perfect …… and if you want to try to prove it wrong … go ahead …. many have tried and died trying …… have fun … dont hurt yourself ………..

          • Jeff Simons

            Burden of proof isn’t on me, it’s on the person making the claim. By the very definition of claim the bible is your claim, you need proof independent of it to satisfy your burden of proof. The fact that this is a christian site is not an issue, the fact that this is how things are proven in the real world however very much is. Or are you claiming that the concept of burden of proof is special here?

          • Amos Moses

            yes ………. the burden of proof is on you ….. here … it is ………..you have made the claim of “fact” …… so show your “fact” ….. prove your “fact” ……….

          • Amos Moses

            yep … here it is …. again …….. do you have perfect knowledge of everything …. every thing ever …….

          • Jeff Simons

            Still waiting for you to prove your god has released prisoners BTW.

          • Amos Moses

            every person saved is a person freed from the prison of sin ……….

          • Jeff Simons

            So the answer is no, you cannot provide the proof required of your claim. I think we’re done here.

          • Amos Moses

            every christian …. do you know any …..

          • Jeff Simons

            In a country that is ,for now, majority christian? Of coarse, I know plenty. Even used to be one, spent a year in seminary on top of everything. Your point?

          • Amos Moses

            sorry …….. you never were one ………….. in order to backslide ….. you first have to slide forward ….. clearly you never did ……

          • Amos Moses

            BTW …. it is not up to any christian to show you the truth ….. it is up to you to seek it ….. and you have no interest …………..

          • Jeff Simons

            No, the burden of proof is always on the person making any positive claim, this is one of the basic foundations of logic. If you lack independent proof you only have circular reasoning, to borrow from my actual field, you’re stuck in an infinite loop.

          • Amos Moses

            prove it is a claim ……… absent that …… nothing to prove ………

          • Jeff Simons

            So you’re trying to say that something by the very definition of the word claim, is not a claim, that’s special pleading if I ever saw it (and I see it a ton)

          • Amos Moses

            no special pleading ….. you are making a claim it is a claim ….. so prove it …………

          • Jeff Simons

            No, that’s special pleading. Lets all remember words do have meaning and you cannot redefine them to suit your own argument (or at this point lack thereof in your case) Your bible is a claim, same as a history book is a claim, difference is history books have evidence to back them up, the bible lacks it (or at the very least noone has presented any to me).

          • Amos Moses

            no … wrong again ……. the bible is truth ….. truth does not need to be proven …. therefore it is not a claim ……. there is nothing higher than truth so there is nothing to appeal to ….. it is either accepted or rejected as lie ….. if you reject it as lie …… then it is on you to prove it a lie …… done every day in every courtroom in this country …… so prove your claim ….

          • Jeff Simons

            I already have by every definition, if you want to remain willfully ignorant that’s your problem, as we’ve shown you will not concede and follow basic logic I think we’re done here, you’ve proven yourself to be in an echo chamber.

          • Amos Moses

            the basic logic says you have no answers ……. you reject truth ……. there is no appeal above the truth ….. if there is one then present it ….. you have made numerous proven false claims and the only echo chamber is you and your unproven accusations …… bye … dont let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya …………….

  • kivlighn

    Why can judges be suspended for being against same sex marriage but democrat judges blocking voter Id laws can’t? How is it ethical on the part of democrat judges to block voter ID enforcement when shown iron clad proof fraud is occurring? Especially when the same proof is already in place to buy beer or a pack of cigarettes?

    • Jeff Simons

      Because Moore violated a higher court’s ruling, the highest court in the land actually, it’s quite simple. And BTW most of the voter ID judgments have come from republican judges.

      • Amos Moses

        “Because Moore violated a higher court’s ruling”

        No ….. the USSC thinks they can overrule God and His law ……. guess again ….. they aint the “highest court” ….. but they will soon be in it ………..

        • Jeff Simons

          Again, what does the United States Sentencing Commission have to do with this?

        • Jolanda Tiellemans

          If you want to live by your God’s law, be my guest, but we live by human law.

          • Amos Moses

            you also live by Gods law …. whether you choose to recognize it or not ….. it is against the law to murder, steal, commit theft, etc …… and it is all Gods law ……….

          • Jeff Simons

            The concept of those laws predates your religion and it’s prequel religion by several thousand years, hell it likely predates the Code of Hammurabi, the first recorded use of said laws (~2000 years before Judaism became a thing BTW, and I mean their origins as a polytheistic religion).

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Code of Hammurabi

            I’ve seen that in the Louvre.

          • Amos Moses

            so i am going to guess you are an a-theist ………… from where does it come …… 1. i did not claim it came from “my religion” …… but if you want to deny God …. then you have to prove from where it came from ….. and why ………..

        • Liberal Elitist

          You’re confusing the U.S. with Iran … again.

          • Amos Moses

            no ….. you are confusing your desire with what is right ………

          • Liberal Elitist

            No, you are confusing what you think with what is “right” … yet again.

          • Amos Moses

            so your definition of right is what ….. and based on what ………….

          • Liberal Elitist

            The law is right. Judges often must go against their personal opinions or beliefs because the rule of law is applicable.

          • Amos Moses

            ok ….. so if the law says a group of people can be shot …. at will … on sight … on the street … and anyone can do that …… cool ….. then that is right …..

            is that where you want to go ……………..

          • Liberal Elitist

            Please cite the particular law you are referring to.

          • Amos Moses

            i am citing a law …. a law that the manority agrees to be …. you said the law determined what is “right” ….. you were not specific ….. just the law ….

          • Liberal Elitist

            Please cite the law that says a group of people can be shot at will on sight on the street and anyone can do that.

          • Amos Moses

            we are discussing how to determine what is right….. that is what i asked….. you said the law …. are you now backing off that ….. or are you saying YOU determine if it is right …..

          • Liberal Elitist

            After I stated to you that the law is right, and that judges sometimes must go against their personal convictions in order to stay within the rule of law, you replied with a ridiculous hypothetical.

          • Amos Moses

            it is not a ridiculous hypothetical….. it has happened in the past …. but we are talking about how right is determined…. you said thre law …. do you dispute this and are you man enough to answer…..

          • Liberal Elitist

            The law determines what is right. Judges cannot rule based solely on emotion; they must remain within the rule of law. Are you man enough to communicate without resorting to ridiculous hypotheticals?

          • Amos Moses

            so what determines what is right …………. Jews have been subject to such treatment BY THE LAW ……. not a “hypothetical” ……… AGAIN …….what determines what is right …..

          • Liberal Elitist

            Yes, that hindsight is always 20/20, isn’t it?

            Again, the law determines what is right. That’s why we have courts of law.

          • Amos Moses

            so if that law is passed again ……… then you are cool with it …. is that right …….

          • Liberal Elitist

            I’m not cool with any law that curtails the rights of law-abiding citizens, i.e., fundamentalist Christians passing laws to curtail or remove rights of the gay community.

          • Amos Moses

            BUT it would be the law ………. so again ….. YOU are the one determining it …. NOT the law …… if it was the law then you have a problem with it …. or not ………. how about “fudamentalist homosexuals” removing the rights of christians ………… you are not telling me what determines if it is right or wrong ………. because the law is CHANGEABLE ……. right and wrong is determined by whomever is in power and is changeable ….. is that where you want to go ………………..

          • Liberal Elitist

            Homosexuals have removed no rights from fundamentalist Christians.

          • Amos Moses

            not the point….. so is it you determining right and wrong or the law ….. because you cant seem to give a consistent answer…. which is it …..

          • Amos Moses

            ***** CRICKETS****

          • Liberal Elitist

            Society’s laws determine right and wrong. The courts apply society’s laws.

          • Amos Moses

            so if the society says it is okay to eliminate Jews (or any other group) ….. its all good ……….. is that what you stand by ….. that societies determination is right … always right ….. because that is not what you have said …. and if the judge is sitting on that case …. he has no duty to any other thing ….. in fact he is wrong ….. because the society says he is wrong ……

          • Liberal Elitist

            If I’m in agreement with the judge, then he’s right.

        • Miss Deplorable Chrissy Vee

          Yes brother! No higher court than HIS!

          • Jeff Simons

            You must first prove said court exists for it to be relevant.

          • Miss Deplorable Chrissy Vee

            Sorry Jeff…
            But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. ~1 Corinthians 2:14
            You will never understand.

          • Jeff Simons

            No, I understand that you’re using special pleading and circular logic just fine. The bible you just quoted is the claim, I said you need proof. Proof is independent of the claim. I’m waiting on your best show with that.

          • Miss Deplorable Chrissy Vee

            I rest my case. Thank you.

          • Jeff Simons

            No, thank you, your deflection is very telling.

    • SFBruce

      Because no federal judge has issued a ruling contradicting a SCOTUS decision regarding voter ID laws, and if you have “iron clad proof” of voter fraud, I’d love to know what it is? The ability to vote is a constitutional right, and one of the most basic rights for a functioning democracy. Access to beer or cigarettes isn’t a constitutional right.

    • LMK

      haha crazy person. there is ZERO proof of in-person voter fraud. the Republicans spent millions trying to prove in-person voter fraud, and they came up with about 10 cases out of 500 million votes. if you are going to make statements at least make an effort to be remotely correct.

    • Miss Deplorable Chrissy Vee

      The world belongs to Satan. Look what these people have done for him. They have made their beds…

  • [email protected]

    Roy Moore clearly tried to advocate for ignoring the ruling from SCOTUS and continuing to deny marriage to same sex couples. He can equivocate about what he did all he wants but it was very clear. The COJ was right to suspend him, he acted in an unethical manner attempting to put his own objection to same sex marriage over the law and attempting to obstruct the ruling from SCOTUS.

    • Miss Deplorable Chrissy Vee

      It’s okay, he will win in God’s court. They acted in an ungodly manner. All these fools will be the losers for attempting to obstruct God’s laws. Unfortunately, their fate will be far worse than a suspension. Too bad.

  • Nidalap

    A man without principles wouldn’t do the right thing if it meant he had to pay a price…

  • Amos Moses

    Judge Roy Moore suspended :Perhaps Judge Moore has learned the hard way that there in no future in playing in a rigged system controlled by neo-Bolsheviks and others who hold the Christian religion in contemp

    well they are Fabian socialists ………. but same result ……….

    • LMK

      haha, nut case

    • [email protected]

      He was suspended for engaging in Judicial misconduct, if he had not engaged in that misconduct he would not have been suspended. there is nothing “rigged” about that.

      • Amos Moses

        Sure …. thanks for your opinion ……..

        • [email protected]

          Not an opinion, it was the finding of the court and one that is well supported by the evidence. It was very clear what he did and there is no weaseling his way out of that. He tried to prevent same sex couples from getting married in Alabama in defiance of the ruling from SCOTUS. That was judicial misconduct and now he faces the consequences of that.

          • Amos Moses

            Sure ….. again … thanks for your opinion …………

          • [email protected]

            Of course, happy to clear that up for you.

  • LMK

    We don’t have to like the decision of SCOTUS, but they are the court of last decision and we have to follow the rule of law. If Judge Moore cannot do that, if his morals will not allow him to do that, then he needs to quit his job and advocate for a change. I would respect him for doing that. But I cannot respect him for defying the law, that would leave us lawless.

    • [email protected]

      Well said, thanks.

  • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

    So they fired him without the unanimous vote required to fire him, yet they complain that he’s breaking the rules.

    • [email protected]

      They suspended him which is not the same as removing him from the bench. They had the proper number of votes to suspend so they were well within their operating parameters to do so.

      • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

        Let me know what you call it when you get suspended without pay until the end of your term of employment (assuming you do have actual employment).

        • Liberal Elitist

          Let us know when you get appointed and confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Kingdom Ambassador

    Pray for Judge Moore that through this his eyes will be opened to the fact that the biblically seditious Constitution that he swore to uphold is at the root of His problems:

    “…The Bible stipulates, among other things, that judicial appointees must be men of truth who fear Yahweh and hate covetousness. (See Chapter 5 “Article 2: Executive Usurpation” for a list of additional Biblical qualifications.) The United States Constitution requires no Biblical qualifications whatsoever. Nowhere does the Constitution stipulate that judges must rule on behalf of Yahweh, rendering decisions based upon His commandments, statutes, and judgments as required in Exodus 18. That not even one constitutional framer contended for Yahweh,3 as did King Jehoshaphat, speaks volumes about the framers’ disregard for Him and His judicial system:

    ‘And he [King Jehoshaphat] set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city, and said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for YHWH,4 who is with you in the judgment…. And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of YHWH, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.’ (2 Chronicles 19:5-9)….”

    For more, see online Chapter 6 “Article 3: Judicial Usurpation” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 6.

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

  • Win Mister Trump WIN WIN WIN!!

    Judge Moore will have the last laugh when President Trump names him to the Scalia seat.

  • Christian

    When did SCOTUS get to write/create laws? I think I missed something along with many other Americans. Democracy is so broken.

    The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the middle class disappears. Never mind the fact that now we are forcing minority lifestyles onto the majority and experimenting on our country’s children. We should be ashamed of ourselves for letting it get this bad!

    • SFBruce

      SCOTUS doesn’t have the power to explicitly write laws, but they do have the power to determine if a law or provision of a state constitution violates the US constitution, and they’ve had that power since 1803 when Maybury v. Madison was handed down. Their decisions are the final word regarding constitutionality, and they do become part of our current body of law.

    • Bob Johnson

      Actually, this is a case where democracy is not broken. We have a judge who tries to legislate from the bench and is stopped by our system of checks and balances.

      As for, “The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the middle class disappears.” Welcome to capitalism, Marx and others have been complaining about it for decades.

  • poppyw

    America’s judgment is coming because our present rulers say what the bible declared as bad is now the new Good. And, what the Bible declared as Good, is considered as Bad. The former Christian culture that this country enjoyed from its inception and produced the incredible prosperity that was the envy of other countries. That the young America became the richest nation in the world, so quickly, was because of the blessings of God because His principles were honored by former leaders. Judge Moore has been under Satan’s attack for as long as I can remember. Why/ Because he dares to honor our eternal God. If we were back in the 1940’s or early 50’s, Judge Moore would be honored and celebrated by the culture. Instead, because he has not surrendered to Satan’s forces, he is hounded by men who belong to secret societies who worship Lucifer. How many diabolical Masons are in this attack. I left the Baptist church because it is rife with members
    of the Masonic Order who when you achieve the 32nd degree, you worship Lucifer and you say the Lord Jesus is bad. Worst kind of hypocrites I’ve ever seen.

  • Ronald Freitas

    LGBT homosexuals are pedophiles they should reinstate the sodomy laws and hopefully they will soon! Protect your children from these predators!

  • Miss Deplorable Chrissy Vee

    They will reap God’s wrath upon your heads for these foolish deeds. This is merely a vapor in the wind for the terrible price they will pay for eternity.
    It’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. ~Hebrews 10:31