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Alabama judge in ‘spiritual battle’ against gay marriage: ‘Once you redefine it, it has no definition’

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An Alabama probate judge explained this week that he had stopped issuing all marriage licenses after a federal judge legalized same-sex marriage because it was a “spiritual battle.”

After a Feb. 9 ruling by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade ordered Alabama officials not to discriminate against gay couples, Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen decided to stop issuing all marriage licenses.

While speaking at the Pike County Republican Women’s meeting on Wednesday, Allen explained why he took the stand against marriage equality.

“We have a conflict of law,” he insisted. “If sexual complimentarity is eliminated as an essential attribute of marriage, then what principle limits marriage to monogamous couples only?”

“Once you redefine it, it has no definition,” Allen continued. “If we redefine marriage, nobody can fathom the ripple effects it is going to have through the law.”

The probate judge noted that his Christian faith was behind the decision to stop issuing marriage licenses.

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“I have recognized this as a spiritual battle from the very beginning,” he opined.

Allen recognized that the U.S. Supreme Court could eventually give full marriage rights to LGBT people, but he predicted that “it’s going to be okay.”

“I don’t know where it’s going, but we’ll see. I’m just one man, but together we can do a lot of things,” he said.

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Former Smiths singer Morrissey explained in an interview that he couldn't possibly be a racist because everyone else is racist.

Morrissey came out for the anti-Islam political party in England, and has run into problems about his political claims ever since. As noted by Consequence of Sound, "it doesn’t help that he says thing like Halal certifiers support ISIS, of course."

He made the comments as part of an interview with his own nephew Sam Etsy Rayner, for Moz’s website.

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

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President Donald Trump's strange rant about fireworks at Mt. Rushmore wasn't the only head-scratching exchange that occurred during his recent interview with reporters from The Hill.

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