|Judicial Persecution--5/12/16 by Dave Gunn||| Print ||
ON TARGET COMMEMTARY
5/12/16 by Dave Gunn
An outrage is being perpetrated in Alabama. For the second time in his career, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore has been hauled before the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission and threatened with removal from office.
Chief Justice Moore became known nationwide as the “Ten Commandments Judge,” when he stood up to liberal federal judges and refused to remove the Ten Commandments Memorial from the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court. The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission then removed Moore from office.
In 2012, Roy Moore ran for election as Chief Justice and was returned to office in a landslide, as the people of Alabama made their voices heard over those of the left-leaning Judicial Inquiry Commission. The vote of the people was a stinging reversal of the Commission’s action in removing Moore from office.
From the time of his most recent election as Chief Justice, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a gaggle a anti-God, anti-Christ, anti-Bible, anti-American, pro-communist, loony left miscreants have made it their business to harass Moore on every side. Their vitriolic hatred for Moore knows no bounds. They have lodged complaints against Moore for his decisions, directives to lower court and probate judges, and even his opinions, as though the First Amendment right of free speech doesn’t apply to him.
When the United States Supreme Court issued its lunatic order legalizing same sex marriage, Alabama Chief Justice Moore advised the probate judges of Alabama that they should not issue any marriage license contrary to the “Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment” or the “Alabama Marriage Protection Act.” Moore rightly reasoned that the U.S. Supreme Court decision applied only to the principles in the case before them, and should not be projected to the whole nation.
This caused the Southern Poverty Law Center to go insane with anger, and in an obviously politically motivated action, they filed a complaint against Moore, accusing him of violating the judicial canons of the State of Alabama. This is, of course, complete and utter nonsense. Moore has a sworn duty to uphold the Constitution of the State of Alabama, and that is exactly what he has done.
In simply doing his duty, something Chief Justices in other states have been too cowardly to do, Moore has incited the hatred of atheists, liberals, socialists, homosexuals, lesbians, trans-genders, bisexuals, quasisexuals, and Martians. All these groups exerted pressure on the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission to remove Moore from office.
The Commission has caved in to the pressure, and has suspended Roy Moore pending the outcome of this kangaroo procedure.
In his defense, Roy Moore has said, “The Judicial Inquiry Commission has no authority over the administrative orders of the Chief Justice of Alabama or the legal injunctions of the Alabama Supreme Court prohibiting probate judges from issuing same sex marriage licenses.” So this fight might go to court.
If Moore is removed from office, and if he can get no relief in the courts, the next election for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court takes place in 2018. There is no doubt that the people of Alabama will once again, in a landslide, return the man they love and admire to the office of Chief Justice. The question I have for the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission is this: Do you really want the people of Alabama to embarrass you by overruling you a second time?
[Dave Gunn is the nom de plume of Dr. David E. Gonnella, pastor of the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church. The opinions expressed are his own, and do not necessarily represent those of the church or its membership.]