‘Ten Commandments’ Judge Roy Moore: God punishing the U.S. over marriage equality and abortion

By David Edwards
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:03 EDT
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Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore
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The man who is likely to be Alabama’s next chief justice is warning that God will continue to punish America until same sex marriage and abortion are outlawed.

Speaking to around 100 anti-abortion supporters at the Stand Up for Religious Freedom rally on Saturday, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore said that “Satan is out to destroy everything that God has created.”

“This is not just about religion, this is about law; the organic law of our country,” the candidate explained. “When they pretended to give the right of choice to that woman, they took away the right of life to that child.”

Moore added that Satan was also “convincing many in our land that they can form a marriage between the same gender. My, how God must be sad about this. He has a controversy with the inhabitants of this land, and until we reject those evils, we shall suffer accordingly.”

“We wonder why we’re suffering economically, why we’re suffering economically, why we’re suffering the moral decay, and now they want to take away that natural union between a man and woman that’s called family.”

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary was forced to strip Moore of the chief justice title in 2003 because he rejected a federal court order to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse, and now that he is running again, many Republicans in the state “are privately despondent over the prospect of a Moore victory and its effect on the state’s image,” The New York Times reported on Sunday.

Earlier this year, Moore told conservative talk show host Steve Deace that secular government would eventually lead to Islamic law in the United States because “a government that is denying God” allowed Sharia law to take hold.

Moore’s entire speech at the Stand Up for Religious Freedom rally is available here.

Watch this video from WHNT, broadcast Oct. 23, 2012.

Watch this video from Right Wing Watch, uploaded Oct. 23, 2012.

(h/t: Right Wing Watch)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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