Mikey’s Statement on Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s Suspension Over Same-Sex Marriage

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended Over Same-Sex Marriage

09/30/2016

Statement regarding the unanimous decision to suspend Chief Justice Roy Moore by Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein, Founder and President of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF).

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) resolutely commends the Alabama Court of the Judiciary’s unanimous decision to suspend Chief Justice Roy Moore for ordering the state’s probate judges to defy federal court orders on same-sex marriage.

As a champion of human rights, especially in terms of the freedom of, and freedom from religion in the military, MRFF finds it crucial to support the rights of individuals to freely express their way of life. MRFF currently represents over 47,400 active duty, veteran and retired clients of which 935 identify as LGBTQ. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) stands in solidarity with LGBTQ service members and other marginalized members who should be able to serve without fear of reprisal.

The decision to suspend Chief Justice Roy Moore is a moral victory that MRFF proudly supports.

Click to read about Moore’s suspension on CNN

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7 Comments

  1. Joshua Rownd

    Well, all I can say is, God will bless Judge Moore for being faithful, while God will curse you Mikey and all gays and lesbians! The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ.

    Homosexuals will have no place in the kingdom of God including Mikey, unless, they and Mikey repent of their sins!!

  2. Mark Sebree

    Joshua,

    Your beliefs do not apply to anyone except yourself. Mikey is being faithful to HIS beliefs and HIS faith, and you do not have the right to impose your beliefs onto him. And if according to the beliefs and faith of gays and lesbians they have not sinned, then they have not sinned.

    So, do you have any SECULAR reasons, unrelated to your or anyone else’s religious beliefs, why same sex couples should not be able to get married, please let us know. Some of the best minds in the country who were fighting to deny homosexuals the right to marriage were not able to come up with any that held water. And keep in mind that your reasons must also be reason why heterosexual couples cannot legally get married.

    Can’t have children is not valid because there is no requirement for a couple to able to have children in order to get married. Sterile and elderly couples can get married without a problem.

    Same sex couples getting married does not affect your marriage or your right to get married in any way, so that cannot be an issue.

    There is nothing that requires a couple to get a religious marriage either. They can have a secular authority like a judge perform the ceremony if they wish, so your religious beliefs are not a factor. In fact, there are a number of Christian denominations and churches that have no problem with performing same sex marriages.

    And here is something else for you to consider. If you can impose your hateful beliefs onto others, then that means that others in power can force you to follow their beliefs, no matter what your personal beliefs are. What you want to impose onto others can also be imposed onto you.

    Judge Moore was rightfully suspended from the bench, twice, for defying the orders of superior courts. He did not respect the rule of law, and wanted to use his power from the bench to impose his views and his beliefs onto everyone that came before him. He does not respect other people’s rights, other people beliefs, or other people opinions. I doubt that he even really respects the US Constitution, even though he took an oath to uphold it.

  3. Marshalldoc

    While I agree with Mark’s comments in general and naturally disagree with Joshua’s entirely, they both miss the point. All are entitled to their beliefs, our Constitution guarantees that, and guarantees that they not suffer governmental persecution for those beliefs or be compelled to adhere to or believe something they don’t believe. But, our government was formed on the basis of experience by our founders and that experience included government persecution for their brand of Christian beliefs by Christian governments with different beliefs (Catholic vs Church of England, Protestant vs Catholic, etc.). Consequently they devised a secular democracy that protected individual rights and forbade the institution of a state religion. It is clear that Roy Moore (no ‘judge’ IMO) lied (contrary to this stated veneration of the Decalogue’s proscription against ‘bearing false witness’) when he took his oath of office which must have included some commitment to ‘protect & defend the Constitution’ since his actions are in direct contradiction to our secular democracy; sedition in other words. Clearly the panel judging him agreed, although they stopped short of charging him. Moore, and his fellow-travelers, represent a domionist Christofascist element in our society who do not respect our form of government and wish to rule according to their own interpretations of their so-called ‘sacred text’ (with which not all those who call themselves ‘Christian’ agree) and, as has been demonstrated throughout history, up to the present day, those who consider themselves ‘divinely’ empowered to lord it over the rest of us tend to degenerate into murderous animals. So, Joshua, you can enjoy your own version of ‘reality’ in which you get your rocks off over someone else being tortured, but at the same time you should be thankful that folks like Mikey & those of us who support the MRFF are insuring that someone else who might strongly disagree & dislike your personal beliefs enough to inflict those same tortures you so delight in fantasizing about for others on you don’t get the opportunity.

  4. Mikey,

    Nice work.

    As a fellow heathen, I’ll see you in hell and will bring some Wisconsin-brewed beer that we should have slammed for years.

    Be well.

    Mike

  5. Joshua Rownd

    Michael Leon
    Be careful what you wish for, for most likely you will get it! Hell will not be a fun place where you can spend time with your buddies like Mikey. The bible says that hell will be a place of forever torment and a place of outer darkness, so you will not see anyone else in hell, but you will just hear their cries of torment by Satan and his demons as you will be tormented as well. So, I would think twice about wanting to go to hell.

  6. Connie

    Mark Sebree – Joshua, like others before, has no logical arguments. All he has is his evangelical zeal which he offers as pearls before us heathen swine.

    Josh, you have the right to believe as you do. You Do Not have the right to impose your religious world view on anyone else. I say this as if it will make a difference even as my experience with you Domionists says I know it won’t (stop you from prostelyzing I mean).

    Michael Leon – if I bring pretzels may I have a bit of that Wisconsin beer? With all the musicians already ‘down there’ we could have quite the party. 😀

  7. G

    Mr. Rownd, if God didn’t want people to be gay, he would had not allowed it in the first place or maybe it was his divine will for people to be gay. You can’t go against God’s plan.

    Regarding Hell, Australian Jim Jefferies stated that the Devil will reward you for all the bad things you done on Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiLdnhDvUCQ

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