A recording has surfaced of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore saying that the U. S, Supreme Court’s ruling that legalizing gay marriage was “even worse” than when the high court upheld the slavery of black people with its 1857 Dred Scott ruling.
Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, made his comments on the “Here I Stand,” a podcast produced by the conservative Christian Emergency League in November 2016, notes 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.
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.
The Obergefell ruling never said or implied that people have to “give up their religious freedom and liberty.”
(Source: Talking Points Memo)