‘Ten Commandments Judge’ Proposes Federal Marriage Preservation Amendment

Judge_Roy_MooreMONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, also known as the ‘Ten Commandments Judge,’ has proposed the passage of a federal constitutional amendment that would enshrine marriage as being between a man and a woman.

“Nothing in this Constitution or in the constitution or laws of any state shall define or shall be construed to define marriage except as the union of one man and one woman, and no other union shall be recognized with the legal incidents thereof within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction,” Moore’s proposed amendment states.

Judge Roy Moore recently mailed letters to each governor, lieutenant governor and legislative body in all 50 states, urging the formation of a convention to add the amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“The moral foundation of our country is under attack,” he wrote in his letter to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley. “[P]rior to 2003, neither our history nor Supreme Court precedent had ever recognized a ‘right’ to commit sodomy or a ‘right’ for homosexuals to enter a same-sex ‘marriage’ relationship, nor any ‘liberty’ associated therewith secured by ‘due process’ under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.”

“In fact, as recently as 1986, in Bowers v. Hardwick, the Court declared that the United States Constitution did not confer a fundamental right upon homosexuals to engage in sodomy,” Moore continued.

He then noted that Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows for Congress to call a convention for proposed amendments that obtain the approval of two-thirds of the states. Moore urged that the state secure a resolution from the legislature as a “first step toward the preservation of marriage and the moral foundation of our country.”

Moore has long been known as a strong advocate for the law of God, and was removed from the bench in 2003 for refusing to stop acknowledging God in the courtroom.

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As previously reported, in 2000, Moore ran for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court after serving as a circuit judge in Etowah County. Upon winning his bid and setting up his office in the courthouse, he arranged for a two-ton granite monument of the Ten Commandments to be displayed in the building’s rotunda, which was installed the following year.

Soon after, Moore was slammed with two lawsuits from three separate groups: the ACLU, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Civil rights attorney Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center soon emerged as the central opponent to Moore’s display, arguing that the chief justice “placed this monument here to acknowledge the sovereignty of God over the affairs of men.”

Following a battle in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, who ruled that the display was unconstitutional as it violated the Establishment Clause, District Court Judge Myron Thompson then ordered Moore to remove the Ten Commandments from the courthouse rotunda within fifteen days. Moore refused, but the monument was later moved to a room that was not open for public viewing.

Days later, the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission filed a complaint against Moore. His position as Chief Justice was suspended, and he was placed on trial. On August 23, 2003, a unanimous panel of the Alabama Court of the Judiciary removed Judge Moore from the bench.

He was reelected as Chief Justice in November 2013 with 52 percent of the vote.

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  • America better listen to this great brave wise man.. we are on the down hill slope. Need to stop & turn our country around NOW!!!

  • Lynne

    What he is standing for of course is great. The problem is the history of the Bible belt & it’s contradiction of hypocrisy. Many were Bible thumpers but not really converted & born again. That is why Slavery & Segregation racism were strongholds in the south…a dichotomy between what was preached & what was lived. The Gospel will revolutionize and change lives but those professing and not living it have no power in culture. In my opinion, that is why today you have a Government & culture listening to Atheist. Yes the USA is in big trouble…but I believe we have been heading in that direction for a much longer time…and some people are only catching wind now. Perhaps if the Gospel is really believed (evidenced by being born gain) not only will false converts be saved…but our atheistic & hedonistic neighbors as well? Just some thoughts.

    • Mary Waterton

      That’s my viewpoint too. According to polls about 75-85% of Americans claim to be “Christian”, but there is no way that can be true and see the kind of abominations that we see. Jesus said, “Many are called, few are chosen.” (Matt 22:14) TV preachers broadcasting in the Bible Belt illustrate what the problem is … love of money. “Christians” would rather have worldly goods and the love of the world than stand with the Lord against the sin of homosexuality and the abomination of “homosexual marriage”.

  • Helen Perry

    America’s Christians need to study Biblical prophecy to understand that God’s hand is in everything going on. We vote accordingly, and the candidates that win are pawns in the bigger picture being played out according to GOD’S PLAN. It should be no surprise that values and morals are in decline. The Bible, GOD’S HOLY WORD says that it would happen “as in the days of NOAH”. READ GENESIS 6:5-12 & MATTHEW 24:37-39. HOLD ON TO GOD’S PROMISES. REMEMBER TOO: ROMANS 13, OBEY THE GOVT, FOR GOD IS THE ONE WHO PUT IT THERE…

    • Rick Smith

      God gives an evil nation, evil leaders. That is a FACT.
      Look at Germany before Hitler. They were the world center
      of DEPRAVITY. Homosexuality was ACCEPTED and EMBRACED.
      The Weimar Republic’s morality collapsed at the same
      time their economy collapsed. SOUND FAMILIAR?

      America is on the well worn path of ROMANS1.
      We will be destroyed, and God’s hand will be in it.

      Could America turn back to God? I pray she does, but I don’t see
      the slightest evidence of that, to the contrary, we are falling headlong
      into DECADENCE.

      As Christians we are, like Job, to eschew evil. Like Lot we should
      come out from among them. Warn them of their imminent demise,
      but don’t be surprised if they turn upon you with fierce hatred.

  • david

    This judge is speaking the truth about marriage. It would serve all well to heed to what he is saying because his words are bible based. I believe that there is hope for America. When the O.T prophet Elijah thought he was the only man of God left, God assured him that there were 7000 others who had not bowed before baal. Be encouraged my fellow readers, There are many others other than us who have not and will not bow. Moreover, Jesus said where 2 or 3 are gathered in his name, his would be in the midst. Now you can’t beat that with a stick. Stay encouraged and tell others about the Lord while there is still time. Peace and Mercy unto you all.