Alleged child molester and Christian supremacist Roy Moore, fresh off his primary loss running for U.S. Senate from Alabama, is back at work at the Foundation for Moral Law, a Christian non-profit he founded and that is currently run by his wife, Kayla Moore.
(Who’s Kayla Moore? Someone who desperately wants the world to know she’s not anti-Semitic because one of her attorneys is a Jew.)
Kayla Moore, wife of Roy Moore: “Fake news would tell you that we don’t care for Jews. One of our attorneys is a Jew.”
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 12, 2017
Their most recent act? Asking the Supreme Court to overturn the Obergefell ruling that legalized marriage equality throughout the country.
The Foundation submitted an amicus brief yesterday, hitching a ride on a case involving (who else?) disgraced Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis. The details of her case are irrelevant right now. But Moore’s side isn’t even trying to make an argument so much as imploring Justice Brett Kavanaugh to do what his predecessor, Anthony Kennedy, wouldn’t.
“Now that Justice Kavanaugh has replaced Justice Kennedy, we hope that the Supreme Court will once again allow the states to recognize marriage for what it is: a union between one man and one woman for life,” Kayla Moore said in the foundation’s press release.
The actual arguments are steeped in the idea that our Founders never intended to legalize same-sex marriage.
… the Foundation believes that the Framers of the Fourteenth Amendment did not intend for it to protect a right to same-sex marriage.
… Obergefell has caused a serious problem for Americans like Davis who have religious objections to Court-created same-sex marriage. This is another reason why the Court should take this opportunity to reconsider Obergefell altogether.
Kim Davis wants to be a bigot, therefore gay people shouldn’t get equal rights. That’s it. That’s their logic. It makes no sense, but it’s not meant to make sense. It’s meant to remind the even-more-conservative Supreme Court that they have the power to run our country like a Christian theocracy because Republicans stole one Supreme Court seat and installed an alleged predator in another. Had this Court decided Obergefell, odds are marriage equality would not be legal nationwide.
Naturally, the Moores don’t care about sexual predators. Nor do they care about civil rights. If Roy Moore can’t become a human obstacle in the Senate, then he’ll try convincing the courts to do his dirty work for him.
(via Right Wing Watch)