Roy Moore on Gay ‘Marriage’ Ruling: ‘Is There Such a Thing as Morality Anymore?’

By Michael Morris | June 29, 2015 | 4:09pm EDT
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks to the congregation of Kimberly Church of God, Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Kimberley, Ala. Moore spoke out at the U.S. Supreme Court decision which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, saying said the decision was against the laws of nature. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, while speaking at Kimberly Church of God, took the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex “marriage” to task asking, “Is there such a thing as morality anymore?”

President Emeritus of the Foundation for Moral Law Chief Justice Moore, a staunch advocate for the rule of law and natural law principles, fought to keep same-sex “marriage” from coming to Alabama earlier this year by drawing a distinction between federal and state courts and their respective ability to affect changes to law at the state level. And now that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a decision on the Obergefell v. Hodges case, he is reiterating some of the same sentiments he expressed in previous months.

According to, while Speaking at Kimberly Church of God on Sunday, Chief Justice Moore issued this warning to American Christians:

“Welcome to the new world. It’s just changed for you Christians. You are going to be persecuted according to the U.S. Supreme Court dissents.”

The chief justice then took the Supreme Court’s decision to task, citing Justice Thomas and Samuel Adams to drive home his point:

“God did not give all power to Caesar. He gave them limited power – ‘the powers that be are ordained by God,’ it says in Romans, the thirteenth chapter. The government of the United States is not the only authority, as recognized by Justice Thomas in his writings.

“Where did we get our morality? Is there such a thing as morality anymore? Sodomy for centuries was declared to be against the laws of nature and nature's God. And now if you say that in public, and I guess I am, am I violating somebody's civil rights? Have we elevated morality to immorality? Do we call good, bad? What are Christians to do? Where do we go? Are we exiles in our own country, as it said in a recent article?

“What are you going to do? Where does your religious liberty come from? You think government gave us our religious liberty? You think that comes from government? If you do, you don’t understand what Samuel Adams was saying.”

Chief Justice Moore was later asked what he meant when he said that Christians were going to be persecuted. “Well, I said that repeating what four justices on the Supreme Court said,” answered Chief Justice Moore. “Justice Alito was very plain in stating that this decision would be used to vilify Americans who will not assent to the new orthodoxy, and he also said that it will be used by those who want to stamp out all dissent.

“I don’t think I’m saying anything that the dissenters on the opinion [wouldn't have] said; they said the same thing,” suggested Chief Justice Moore. “They said religious liberty is under attack in this country, and the majority didn’t seem to think it very necessary to defend that position.”

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