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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore: Satanic influence led Supreme Court justices to legalize same-sex marriage

"Despite what they think, it’s not their doing," he said, "Satan drives us"


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Scott Eric Kaufman
July 13, 2015 9:20PM (UTC)

The Alabama Supreme Court's Chief Justice knows exactly whose influence the Supreme Court justices were under when they made same-sex marriage legal across the land -- Satan's.

According to Al.com's Casey Toner, Roy Moore asked 150 parishioners at Magnolia Springs Baptist Church on Sunday how the Supreme Court could "come out now and say that marriage, which is ordained by God, doesn't mean what it's always meant, between a man and woman?"

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The Obergefell v. Hodges decision opened up the possibility of legalizing polygamy, because the justices "don't have a definition" for what does and doesn't constitute a marriage.

"They've just destroyed the institution of God," he continued. "Despite what they think, it's not their doing -- Satan drives us. He's out there destroying everything God created including us as human beings."

The decline of American morality began long ago, when Moore "was a senior in high school [and] they started to take away our rights by creating rights to privacy which led to the sexual revolution we are now experiencing."

Moore also complained about the greater recognition of the rights of those in the trans community, saying that "when you talk about three or four years old, you know what they think, they don’t know much, they may learn fast. When they get in their mind they can be a man if they’re a girl or a woman if they are a boy, I don’t know what the end is going to be."

His admitted ignorance didn't stop him from speculating, however, as he followed by saying that "it will come down to things like when you take your little girl to the girl’s bathroom and you wait outside and you see some guy with hairy legs going into that bathroom, what are you going to do? What are you going to do? Are you going to stand back and let that guy go in the bathroom with your little girl?”

Watch Moore's speech via Left in Alabama below.

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Scott Eric Kaufman

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