Alabama Legislature Takes A Stand
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “What is the truth of the matter? The truth of the matter is that the Alabama legislature was correct. The Alabama Supreme Court and the Supreme Court justice that said the legislature was correct and he was not going to enforce the law, they were correct. It was the federal judiciary that was defiant. It’s the federal judiciary that is defiant of the eternal law of God, which is promulgated under this statute in Alabama.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest….
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Mike: What is the truth of the matter? The truth of the matter is that the Alabama legislature was correct. The Alabama Supreme Court and the Supreme Court justice that said the legislature was correct and he was not going to enforce the law, they were correct. It was the federal judiciary that was defiant. It’s the federal judiciary that is defiant of the eternal law of God, which is promulgated under this statute in Alabama. Same thing in Virginia, by the bye, with your constitutional amendment. It’s the exact same deal. You are in compliance. It’s the federal judiciary that attacked you that’s defiant. They’re the ones that are defiant. Of course, I can’t expect anyone in broadcasting or anyone else in media to understand this, much less promote it and enunciate it. I hope that they will because this story is written backwards. The headline is written backwards. It should say “Alabama Supreme Court Rebuffs Defiant Federal Courts.”
The Alabama Supreme Court ordered a halt to same-sex marriages in the state despite a U.S. Supreme Court order [Mike: You can just feel, this whole thing is just dripping with anger, rage.] allowing them to proceed. The ruling capped a wild month of confusion and resistance in Alabama following a January decision by a U.S. district court invalidating [Mike: Let’s use the proper terminology, Washington Compost, defying.] Alabama’s ban on gay marriage.
Mike: Alabama’s ban is not a ban on homosexual marriage. It is a statement that marriage as defined by Almighty God will be part of the rule of law in that state. It doesn’t ban anything. It makes possible and makes probable then proper marriages. You see how this is all written wrong? I digress.
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That should happen in a few months. In the meantime, the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 9 refused to stay the Alabama decision allowing same-sex marriage until it does rule, an action that was taken by court dissenter Justice Clarence Thomas as a signal on how the high court will eventually resolve the issue.
Many thought the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to stay the lower court decision invalidating the ban meant that Alabama had to, or ought to, comply and issue marriage licenses. But that was not to be. About a third of the state’s 67 counties began issuing licenses, but the other two-thirds refused, citing a letter by Alabama’s firebrand chief justice Roy Moore . . .
Mike: He’s not a firebrand, he’s a constitutionalist. He’s a federalist. Now just think about this. Now if you’re a federalist and a constitutionalist and someone that is standing for ratified intent, a federal system in the administration of the laws and the immutable law of God, now you’re a firebrand. No, you should just be John Q. Doe is who you should be. That should describe every citizen. Unfortunately, it doesn’t.
Six of the court’s nine justices concurred in yesterday’s opinion. A seventh concurred in part and there was a single dissent . . . [Mike: Of course, Justice Moore recused himself. He didn’t rule.]
David Kennedy, one of the lawyers who represented the Mobile couple who successfully challenged Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban, told Alabama.com last night that he does not think the state supreme court ruling would survive a challenge in federal court. “I don’t really think that they can do that. I’m not surprised, but I’m somewhat appalled,” he said. Kennedy said he believes that probate judges act “at their own peril” if they choose to obey the state court.
Mike: In other words, you will obey. Those of you that stand in defiance of the ascendency of very public homosexual marriages and homosexuality and homosexual acts in public, those of you that stand in defiance of that – by the bye, by the same token, yes, they should also stand in defiance of heterosexual acts in the public square and in public. This is the other part of the argument when you’re trying to get to the truth that I just can’t imagine why everyone doesn’t make that part of the argument. I’ll tell you the reason why. It’s because they have not studied any of the magisterium on moral law and moral philosophy, what the truth is. That’s why. You can’t enunciate it, you can’t promote it if you don’t know it. Now we have to deal with these flimsy secular terms that are indefensible and can be mowed down by emotions. That’s exactly what happens. That’s exactly what has happened.
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