The battle for truth in Alabama continues to rage. As I reported, Chief Justice Roy Moore has ordered Alabama probate judges, not to issue a marriage license to sodomite couples. This has caused some confusion, as some judges fear resisting the federal judge. Now, Moore has begun to take the fight public. He appeared on CNN with Chris Cuomo. And there defended his decision Thursday.
During an interview Thursday with Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, also known as the “Ten Commandments judge,” CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and brother to New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated that the laws of the nation do not come from God, but from man’s collective opinion.
I could write a whole article on how this is incorrect, but I will let Moore speak. He said this:
“Everybody has a right to equal protection and equal application of the law,” Moore explained. “Every person in this country and in this state has a right to marry a person of the opposite sex according to the traditional definition of marriage.”
“And why not extend it to the same sex?” Cuomo asked. “That’s clearly within the bounds of reckoning equal protection. Why not do that?”
Moore argued from traditional understanding.
“That’s not in the historical definition of marriage [and] never has been,” he stated. “It’s going to be created if it is created, which I do not believe it should be or would be.”
Cuomo argued from a progressive mindset.
“[T]imes change, definitions change,” he remarked. “We didn’t think blacks were equal to whites; that changed.”
Now, you see what he just did? This is what is known as an emotional argument. He has connected his side with a group that will readily gain emotional support. He calls the Southern mind back to their wrongs during the Civil Rights struggle. This is done to illicit support from those who might think that they could be later seen in the same light as those who had opposed change in the sixties.
Moore pushed the discussion back to the point. He said, “I believe that’s a matter of law,” Moore said, “because our rights contained in the Bill of Rights do not come from the Constitution, they come from God.”
Cuomo’s response. “Our laws do not come from God, your honor, and you know that,” he stated. “They come from man.”
If this is true, then hold on to your hat, because anything goes. This would mean that we are no longer a land of laws but a land of men. If we take popular opinion to determine right and wrong, then whatever the spin doctors and the talking heads can convince the majority will then rule the day. If Cuomo is right, then we might as well be a democracy.
By the way, this is not true. Our laws do come from God. If they do not, then we have no real rights. If God’s law is not the basis for all law, then tyranny is law. Moore has to do what God has placed him in power to do. Roy Moore, along with every other magistrate has been placed in power by God to be His minister.
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. 3 For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; 4 for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. 5 Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.