Wingnuts lobby for Roy Moore nomination to the Supremes
A coalition of conservative Christians on Thursday delivered petitions to the White House calling for the President to nominate former Alabama chief justice Roy Moore to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Putting Moore on the bench “could bring about a turning point in our jurisprudence and in our culture, back to biblical morality and forward to a restoration of the constitutional design and system of liberty set forth by America’s founding fathers,” Howard Phillips, chairman of the Conservative Caucus told reporters at a Washington news conference.
In 2003 Moore was removed as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court after the state’s nine-member Court of Judicial Inquiry found he had violated judicial ethical standards for defiance of a federal judge’s order to move his Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the state courthouse.
Moore has a long record of anti-gay rulings.
In February 2002 when the state Supreme Court ruled against a lesbian mother who was seeking custody of her three daughters Moore used a litany of homophobic adjectives in his written decision. Moore said that homosexuality is “an inherent evil” that should not be tolerated. His decision went on to say that the mother’s relationship made her an unfit parent and that homosexuality is “abhorrent, immoral, detestable, a crime against nature, and a violation of the laws of nature.”
Taliban father of the year Alan Keyes (shown with kicked-out-of-the-house lesbian daughter Maya).
…Two other high profile conservatives joined Phillips – the Rev. Rob Schenck, president of the National Clergy Council and former Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes. “Above all, the appointment of Roy Moore would provide a genuine opportunity for the first debate before the whole American people over the critical question of judicial supremacy,” Keyes said.