Ku Klux Klan Joins Alabama’s Religious War on Equality and the Constitution

Roy Moore
Without making a sweeping indictment of the entire population, it is not a stretch, or exaggeration, to state that Americans are not the smartest people on the planet. It is not that most Americans are inherently stupid, but there is a fairly large segment of the population that is ignorant; about nearly everything. In particular, Americans are ill-informed about of the U.S. Constitution and a growing number are deluded in thinking that the nation’s founding document is the Christian bible; not the Constitution. One would hope that the nation’s judges understand that the Constitution, and not the Christian bible, is the law of the land, but apparently that is not the case in Alabama.

Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, has made headlines lately by elevating the bible over the Constitution in what seems to be a widely held opinion in Alabama. Because the bible says gays are an abomination to god, it drove Moore to order other state judges to ignore federal court rulings allowing courts to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In Moore’s religious mind, as the Christian Chief Justice, and superior to the Constitution and federal courts, “he does not allow same sex marriage and he will never change his bible-based opinion.” Many pundits claim Moore is setting up a major challenge to the Constitution, but none of them mention that Moore’s challenge to the Constitution’s legitimacy is that it conflicts with the a Christian bible edict. According to Roy Moore, the Constitution and the Supremacy Clause is null and void because his religion says it is so.

Earlier in the week Moore was asked specifically to “explain what the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution means to you.” After reciting the Clause, he claimed that the state judiciary and federal judiciary are equal, which is not what the Constitution says, and then claimed that the Supreme Court has no “Constitutional authority “to reinvent the definition of marriage” because that is the bible’s authority. The federal courts are not reinventing the definition of marriage, they are upholding the Constitution’s guarantee of equal rights.

The federal courts do have Constitutional authority to rule that discrimination is unconstitutional. However, Moore does not see Alabama’s prohibition against same-sex marriage issue as about discrimination; it is about disobeying the bible edict against homosexuality. He said, “We don’t discriminate in Alabama. This is about marriage, and we don’t discriminate there either. All persons have the right to marry a person of the opposite sex” and according to him the Supreme Court cannot rule against that Alabama scriptural law.

What Moore is saying is that even though according to the Constitution state courts are bound by the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court constitutionally cannot extend equal rights to same-sex couples. His religious mindset makes any federal court, including the Supreme Court, ruling in favor of equal rights for same-sex couples patently unconstitutional. When Moore was asked pointedly what he will do if the High Court rules same-sex couples have Constitutional rights to marry whom they choose, he said “I do not allow gay marriage anywhere” and as Chief Justice he will not allow gay marriage in Alabama. In fact, to prevent issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, many ‘biblical’ judges stopped issuing any marriage licenses.

If any American believes this issue is just about equal rights, they have not been paying attention. It is noteworthy that in 2003, Chief Justice Moore was removed from the bench for refusing to remove “a two-ton monument of the Ten Commandments he had installed in the state judicial building” because as a biblical fanatic, the Constitution is subservient to the bible. Moore is not alone and recently garnered ardent support from a Christian hate group in his contention that the bible supersedes the Constitution.

On Tuesday the United Dixie White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan issued a statement supporting Moore’s biblical war against the Constitution and same-sex marriage. The Klan statement said, “The Mississippi Klan salutes Alabama’s chief justice Roy Moore, for refusing to bow to the yoke of Federal tyranny. The Feds have no authority over individual States, and the fudgepackers from Hollywood and all major news networks are in shock that the good people from the heart of Dixie are resisting their Imperialist, Communist Homosexual agenda!”

The Klan’s Christian statement used the biblical (Leviticus 20:13) term and called same-sex marriage an “abomination” and called  “upon all Klansman and White Southern Nationalist to join Christians against tyrannical Federal judges.” The raging fanatics ended by marshaling Christian support to oppose “the Federal Government, by way of its foreign masters, that is set to push this abomination on the God fearing people of Alabama and send Jack Booted thugs to enforce marriage equality.” The Klan statement should disabuse any foolish idea that Moore’s or the Klan’s challenge is solely about the legitimacy of the Constitution, and more about imposing the evangelical fanaticism on Americans and nullifying Constitution as the law of the land.

In Alabama, and many southern biblical states, opposition to equal rights for same-sex couples is rampant. Despite what the Klan says, the only thing decent Americans are in shock over is that the evangelical bigots in “the heart of Dixie” are resisting the United States Constitution and its guarantee of equal rights for all Americans. The Moore-Klan types are also opposed to the Constitution’s protections against America becoming a Christian theocracy to rival Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and it is glaringly evident in the ease at which they disavow the Constitution.

Conservative Christians are obsessed with gays and same-sex marriage, something Jesus never mentioned, and yet no politician, lawyer, or judge at any level has the courage to cite the source of such bigotry, and opposition to the U.S. Constitution, is based on the bible. Maybe if the conversation was shifted slightly from “social conservatives” attempting to enforce discriminatory policies to “fanatical evangelicals” enforcing the Christian bible as the reason for vile religious laws, the public would wake up. For dog’s sake, even Roy Moore is smart enough to couch his opposition to gays in state’s rights, misreading of the Supremacy Clause or a moronic interpretation of the Constitution because those arguments work on stupid Southerners and ignorant Fox News devotees.

Even ignorant Americans would give pause if they knew the real issue in play is evangelical fanatics forcing Old Testament edicts on all Americans. Although Americans are not the smartest folks on Earth, they have seen the results of a government run by religious fanatics like the Taliban which is precisely where evangelicals want to take America but no-one is willing to admit it.

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44 Replies to “Ku Klux Klan Joins Alabama’s Religious War on Equality and the Constitution”

  1. The supreme law of this country is a Godless Constitution. And that includes Alabama. Moore knows this but he is just throwing a hissy fit because, like a spoiled child, he is not getting his way.

  2. Lmfaooo birds of feather flock together …the KkK backs the delusional chief of justice, I hear ya Roy!! Smh the kkk were banned and bankrupt in 87 here in Alabama!!

  3. I tried 2 post this earlier but I guess I’ll try again. As one of the ignorant christians who can’t stand the typical media types like yourself, I must point out that it is the declaration of independence that is commonly referred 2 as our founding document. The constitution is known as our governing document! Kinda splitting hairs here but when considering the condescending nature of your article, I can’t help pointing that out.

  4. So much for impartial, non-activist Justices….

    “Law,” in the South, is little more than opinion or sentiment.

  5. Correct me if I am wrong but I don’t believe Leviticus is part of the New Testament so why does this have anything to do with Christianity?

  6. …all of ya have hit the nail on the head…these pseudoChristians are, by the teachings of Jesus either apostate Jews, or agents of the Anti-Christ…not to mention traitors…time to send these hypocritical morons a copy of the New Testament, and tell ’em if they refuse to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, they will be labeled for what they are…hate-filled Anti-Christian traitors…

  7. …something else amusing…there is NO Divine penalty for homosexuality…but ADULTERY is an offence that the Old Testament declares must be punished by both man and woman being taken outside the city and stoned to death…read Leviticus…and see how many things these “”Good ol’ Boys” should be put to death over…

  8. Having seen his photo, it appears that he trims his beard and the sides of his head also, so much for the laws in that book…

  9. The xians need the old testament to justify their religion. Without the ‘original sin’ of listening to a talking snake(!), there’s no reason for a messiah to ‘save’ us.

  10. So much for the liberal press. We have to call “fanatical evangelicals” “social conservatives”. Besides, this group only picks and chooses the parts of the Bible that suits their bigotry. Then again, they might just wait to introduce the idea of stoning again. Hey, since the drug cocktails don’t work so well for the death penalty, what about stoning?

  11. We’re patiently waiting for real Christians to speak up against their perverted Christibans. Until they do we’re forced to assume this is who they’ve chosen to represent them.

  12. And because you are a disingenuous ass, I will point out that 1) The Declaration of Independence is not a legal document and carries absolutely no weight with regard to the law, and 2)It makes no reference to “God”, only to a vague “Creator”, which could be Zeus, Thor, Gea, or whatever. And that was deliberate. The most famous of our Founding Fathers expressed very withering views of both Christianity and of religion tied to a governing body in general.

    Your remarks, which you regard as clever, are not clever at all. They are a pathetic attempt to prove a fallacious notion which has been disproven countless times.

  13. Really, they have a legitimate gripe. I mean, if they have to extend equal rights to LGBT couples, who the hell is there left to discriminate against legally? When you have the KKK backing you, you’re on the wrong side of any issue.

  14. Moore and the KKK are euro-Christians. Their inerrant text is a 17th century translation of a bastardized document.

    euro-Christianity is the worship of the White Phallus.

  15. Morals and the law are clear it is a perlocation passable endeavor made to keep a peace. Why do you the constitution states laws passed by Congress fit in a 10 mile radius in certain parts of the constitution. Bible thumper or not he has a right to state his reasons for his actions and should that win him Christian vote or the pulse of a nation so be it.

  16. perlocation

    2.

    Pharmacology. the extraction of the soluble principles of a crude drug by the passage of a suitable liquid through it.

    3.

    Geology. the slow movement of water through the pores in soil or permeable rock.

    WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

  17. @daves, I almost feel sorry for you! because anyone with a functioning human brain wouldn’t site the declaration of independence as ANY legal document!! You ruined ANY legitimate point you may have presented in your FUX NEWS rant!

  18. As a Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore should know that the U.S. Constitution, not the Christian bible, that is the foundation of our laws. The Constitution was based, not on the bible, but on English common law dating back to the Magna Carta, with some influence of the European Enlightenment thinkers. Some of our presidents, notably Lincoln and Carter, often quoted the bible to make a point; but that is not the same thing.

    If Roy Moore considers himself a Christian, he should also know the Jesus, who Christianity considers the incarnation of God, never said anything against gays. Jesus said a lot of angry things, but not a word against gays. The primary target of his anger was selfishness (I doubt he would have thought much of Ayn Rand’s book “The Virtue of Selfishness”), and secondary target was religious hypocrisy.

    (part one)….

  19. (part 2)…

    Many times St. Paul (Saul of Tarsus) said the Law (the first 5 books of the Old Testament, said to be written by Moses, the Torah) does not apply to Christians since Jesus paid for our sins on the cross. Paul was anti-gay, but was more anti-greed. It must also be noted that gay Romans in the first century were expected to marry and produce sons for the empire. If they wanted, they could go to the temple where the priests bought children from the slave market and taught them how to be prostitutes (all the ‘donations’ went to the temple, and therefore to the priests).

  20. You defined “percolation” I think she meant “per-location”. A computer term about viewing only relative info on a page. Hope it makes more sense now, at least that sentence. The word is used in the wrong context however.

  21. What would be really nice is if Judge Moore et alia had a better grasp of the Bible if they are going to insist on invoking it. There is absolutely no discussion in the Bible of same-sex marriage on an equal footing with opposite sex marriage. All Biblical references to homosexual acts assume an exploitation factor in an age where opposite-sex marriage was not a union of equal partners and/or the idea that the male seed would be irrevocably wasted if not deposited into a woman. Notice that there is no reference at all in the Bible to lesbian acts or relationships. The real sin is taking advantage of someone rather than entering into a fully consensual and loving committed relationship.

  22. Doesn’t their bible say to love your neighbor as yourself? Or God is our only judge? Or everyone’s equal?
    These guys don’t read the same bible I do that’s for sure!

  23. And then there’s that little bit of annoying truth that James Madison, Father of the Constitution and the author of the 1st Amendment, was adamantly opposed to the mixing of church and state in either direction – saying that the farther religion and government stayed apart, the purer they both became.

  24. The Founding Fathers made the USA a secular nation which is what we should be. I fear the Right has gained too much power and led our nation from it’s roots. The GOP fears the Right and will not stand against them for fear they will not get elected. However, by doing this they are moving away from the princepels on which we were founded. The USA is a secular nation and must remain so.

  25. True! True! True! Great post!

    Our Founders & Framers deliberately founded a secular nation! They knew the dangers of a theocracy from their ancestral history.
    “Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the Common Law.” – President Jefferson;
    1. 5. “The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”
    ~1797 Treaty of Tripoli signed by John Adams;
    *Thomas Jefferson (from a letter to Benjamin Rush, May 21, 1803): “To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others; ascribing to himself every human excellence; & believing he never claimed any other.
    “Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards unifor…

  26. What that funny-mentalist thinks is that he alone has the right to tell the world what to do. He’s been tossed out on his cookie once before and it is beyond time for him to be removed from any power he thinks he has.

    I am not a Christian. I AM an American and it the Christians don’t like it, TOUGH. Read what the founders had to say about Christianity. They had HAD it with being forced to belong to one religion, so they made damned certain that NO religion would be supreme in this country, NONE.

    The CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is the supreme law, not a 4,000 year-old book that claims to be the “word of God.”

    The people who want to think that the word that is translated “abomination” means horrible. But the book was not written in English, it was written in Hebrew and means “this is something we do not do.” Ditto for eating shell fish. You cannot hate someone who was born gay and then sit down to a lobster dinner.

  27. “If we don’t end war, war will end us.”
    by H. G. Wells

    You can’t say civilization don’t advance… in every war they kill you in a new way.
    Will Rogers

    “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
    ― Albert Einstein

    Please help us to unify beyond our political and religious inherited thoughts for the perpetuation of peace and solidarity. Only Military operation against brutal religious and political violence, campaigns with separate visions, conversation only for suggestions, or the political and religious demonstration, are not enough at all, to prevent the massacres by terrorism and war.

    Please sign and share this petition to out to combat pervasive evil perceptions that condone the basis of terrorism and war.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/a-policy-for-united-nation-to-reduce-the-cost-of-the-war-on-terrorism-unify-all-the-religious-definitions-within-scientific-insight-and-h

  28. the ‘skeptics annotated bible’ with all of the juicy highlighted for you – jeremiah 10; 1-5 commandment to not take the customs of other cultures, ex. #1 don’t cut down trees and decorate them – philomon ‘i refresh my bowels in the lord’ explain that one!!

  29. The irony is that this country was colonized by Englished Puritans, who used their authority in England and here to oppress those of us who disagreed with them, and now we’ve come full-circle. We have our own fundamentalist extremists in the US.
    America was home to people of mNy different religious denominations at the time of its independence, as well as what were then referred to as “doubters.” The Bill of Rights was one of the most radical legal documents in the world when it was written; other country would torture, imprison, and/or kill you for worshipping as you chose. Remember, you have that right because our legal system granted it to you. Do not allow your hypocrisy to deny others.

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