ALABAMA: Haters Rally For Justice Roy Moore As Court Says It Will Soon Decide On Booting Him From Bench

ABC News reports:

Alabama’s Court of the Judiciary said it will soon decide whether to remove Alabama’s suspended chief justice, Roy Moore, from office after hearing Monday from both sides on his misconduct charges.

Moore is accused of violating judicial ethics by urging probate judges to defy the federal courts and keep denying marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that everyone has a fundamental right to marry.

His attorney, Mat Staver, argued Monday that Moore never told anyone to disobey the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, and did nothing to warrant a misconduct conviction.

This defense “defies common sense,” countered John Carroll, a former federal magistrate representing the commission’s investigators.

More from AL.com:

Supporters of suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and opponents of gay marriage rallied outside the state judicial building today.

The rally came in advance of today’s hearing by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary on ethics charges against Moore. A smaller group of Moore opponents also appeared on the steps of the judicial building.

Lynn Thompson, a stay-at-home mother from Trinity, near Decatur, came to Montgomery today to support Moore. “Courts do not make the law, they issue opinions,” Thompson said. “The law of Alabama is that marriage is between one man and one woman. Judge Moore is the last leader in our country that is actually taking a stand for what is right.”

From the Liberty Counsel:

“The Judicial Inquiry Commission abused its authority when it filed charges against Chief Justice Roy Moore,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, who represents Moore. “The charges should never have been filed and must be dismissed. The JIC knows that it has no case and refuses to face the reality of the four-page administrative order, which any plain reading reveals did not direct the probate judges to disobey the U.S. Supreme Court. The JIC’s charges are full of colorful adjectives and lacking in substance,” said Staver.

  • Bruno

    They seem to have left their pointy dunce caps and white capes at home.

    • Mark

      Wait until tonight — the kerosene and wood cross thingy will probably come out somewhere.

    • perversatile

      They’re klu klux klanning on the inside -where God can see it.

    • Bill Post

      A betcha you get a great Ambrosia salad recipe though.

  • JoeMyGod

    The URL on the haters’ signs is for this website: http://upholdthelawalabama.com/

    The domain registry has been cloaked of course. But we suspect it was registered by Moore’s own Foundation For Moral Law.

    • JoeMyGod

      • moebym

        As an atheist, nothing infuriates me more than the claim that God is the basis for morality and ethics…

        Fucking excuse me, I can be a good person without having to fear punishment from a magical sky daddy!

        • anne marie in philly

          RAMEN!

        • Jerry

          Actually, atheists are more moral and ethical, as being a good person is not predicated on abject fear of some imagined eternal punishment by the “magical sky daddy”.

        • bkmn

          ..

          • Joe in PA

            That kinda depends upon what daddy is doing. Just saying.

          • Jerry Kott

            Or who is your Daddy!

          • Todd20036

            That can be taken in so many different ways.

            Most of which I’d find highly enjoyable.

          • Paula

            That’s just wrong..

        • PickyPecker
        • Akula

          And if I might add, if the only reason you’re not out killing and stealing is because you’re afraid of what “god” will do then you’re not a good person in the first place.

          • moebym

            Precisely.

          • clay

            just a coward.

        • Joe in PA

          ay-yup…I had a huge run-in with my brother-in-law about this a few months back. Hubby had to calm us all down when I all but exploded on his dumb ass. Infuriating is right.

          the whole world will fall apart if you don’t believe in jeebus. oy.

        • Todd20036

          I’ve never been called a “magical sky” daddy, but if you like being punished, I think we can work something out….

          • Joe in PA

            never been called a “magical sky” daddy….

            you’re just not trying hard enough…come on you’ll get there. 🙂

      • Clive Johnson

        Funny how among believers there is no universal agreement on the ethical system preferred by this god, not even close, and yet it is also held that belief in one interpretation of this god is essential for morality.

    • JoeMyGod

      The signs at the Moore rallies earlier this year bore the URL of the white supremacists group which blocked me on Twitter when I called them out. Hence the new domain, probably.

  • Trans Batwoman ;)

    I’m glad to know what i do with my penis and boobs is their business…..

    • Todd20036

      Actually, they’d probably be turned on by the thought, which is one of the reasons they try making laws about it.

    • John30013

      I simply LOVE that sentence!

  • PickyPecker
  • delk

    How nice! His wife has finally covered herself up and is walking behind him as required.

    -and-

    Lynn Thompson, a stay-at-home mother from Trinity, near Decatur, came to Montgomery today to support Moore should stay-at-home.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      🙂 I should have read comments first

  • anne marie in philly

    KICK HIS STUPID WHITE ASS OUTTA OFFICE! and take that other sex fiend with him!

  • Carl

    Time to pull a Khan and take my constitution out of my pocket and demand these folks read it.

    • SFBruce

      That’s assuming they can read.

      • Adam King

        Or understand 18th century legal language.

        • kanehau

          Why would they have a problem? They seem to have no problem with 2000 year old bullshit.

  • clay

    “Roy Moore comes out to ovation.”

    Thankfully, the crowd was largely lacking in ovulation.
    And it wasn’t that kind of coming out.

    • lattebud

      And if one is in a scooter, is there a sign, signal, flag, etc. used to indicate ovation?

  • shellback

    “…Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, who represents Moore…”
    Historically speaking, it sounds like the kiss of death to me.

  • Mister Don

    Can’t we have less of Moore?

  • JTC

    Just wanted to leave this here (Found on the LGBTQ Alabama Event and Wedding Photography FB page).

    • james_from_cambridge
      • Todd20036

        You shallow hussy!

        • Joe in PA

          …and speaking of shallow hussies… 🙂 I knew you couldn’t resist Todd!

          • Adam King

            I’m with Shallow Hussies!

          • GayOldLady

            All of you boys are bad! Very bad! 🙂

          • Martharsievers

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    • Ninja0980

      Drooolll…

    • TK

      But what if, for just like about an hour, I wanted him backwards?

    • tim870

      Let’s all go there and rescue him!

      • JTC

        And while you’re at it, take me with you! 😀

    • Craig C

      “Alabamians”?

      • John30013

        Yes, that’s what they’re called (for real).

        • Craig C

          I’m from Georgia and I’ve always heard “Alabamans”. Not sure why you would insert an ‘i’.

          • cowboyinbrla

            I’m from Louisiana and we’ve always said “Louisianians.” FWIW.

          • John30013

            I live in Georgia, and though I grew up in western NY my mother was from Birmingham. My parents retired there as well, so I’ve been there many times. I think I’ve heard both “Alabamians” and “Alabamans”, but the former more frequently (at least that’s what I remember). I suppose both are acceptable.

  • aar9n

    Any news on what the experts predict?

  • Joe in PA

    “defies common sense”…. Well yeah, Mat Staver wrote it. Sheesh.

  • Joe in PA

    Look, it’s Cottonelle! :

    • tim870

      Oh good. She can lay a flower on the grave when this is dead!

    • GayOldLady

      Judge Moore is screwed!

    • GayOldLady

      Maybe she should throw some of her unsold flowers at his feet.

    • Dale

      Fat christian pig.

  • JT

    This should be enough to get him banned for life from judicial office.
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/f0/ba/f6/f0baf64f57893017b3ed50818df363bc.jpg

    • bkmn

      It should be enough to get him disbarred permanently.

    • Jay George

      :p

      • Silver Badger

        What does 😛 mean?

        • Todd20036

          View it on it’s side. It’s the text version of an emoticon. Basically, someone with a naughty smile sticking his tongue out.

          • Silver Badger

            Thank you.

          • Jay George

            I use a bunch of emoticons out of habit really. I started because sometimes words don’t translate the emotion behind the typing. I was sticking my tongue out at Moore because I’m powerless and all I can do is make faces. 😉

          • Silver Badger

            Some of us old folks are not totally up to date on emoticons. Thank you for the explanation.

          • John30013

            “Up to date”, hee hee. Emoticons (combinations of symbols and letters that represent facial expressions of emotion) have been supplanted by emojis (small graphics that do the same thing, and more).

            It’s so hard to keep up 🙂

          • Smokey

            I’msixty and I usually don’t have a problem with either hard or up!

          • John30013

            Hmm. Do go on… 😉

          • Silver Badger

            Glad I could cheer you up. I am simply happy that someone could help me with my ignorance without trying to make me feel stupid. People simply aren’t as nice as they once were.

          • John30013

            Even with emoticons, emojis, etc., it’s hard to communicate in writing the nuances of spoken or in-person communication. It’s so easy for intention to get lost, and sometimes what someone posts gets mistaken for something else. And sometimes people are just mean.

            I hope my reply didn’t offend you. It just struck me how quickly technology laps us. I came into online messaging when emoticons were just getting started (mid-1980s) and now we’ve got graphical, full-color emojis.

          • Silver Badger

            I was not offended. Neither am I afraid to admit ignorance. If I don’t understand something I ask.

          • Jay George

            You don’t learn anything unless you ask questions. As a former teacher, I understand the importance of questions. 🙂 I also understand the importance of being able to say, “I don’t know.” 😉 ((hug))

          • Jay George

            :p 😉 😀

    • Robert Wright

      The United States is NOT a Christian nation. Where the hell did he get that idea from ?? Disbar him for life !!!

      • D. J.

        That stupid idea is being perpetuated by idiots like David Barton.

  • SoCalGal20

    I feel sorry for stay-at-home mom Lynn Thompson’s kids if they’re homeschooled since she apparently is not aware that Alabama is part of the United States of America and that the U.S. Constitution is the law of the land.

    • SFBruce

      No kidding. She’s from the SCOTUS doesn’t make law, they just issue opinions crowd. She’s completely unaware that those opinions are indeed part of the law, and they are the only body whose opinions about constitutionality count. If the country operated the way she thinks it does, Alabama could continue to stick it to gay people and other marginalized groups, and progressives could just ignore Heller and Citizens United. And I thought conservatives liked that law and order thing.

      • SoCalGal20

        They don’t get that SCOTUS interprets the law and determines if laws are constitutional or not. So, while they do not write legislation they can most certainly invalidate laws that conflict with the Constitution. These people should be required to take a remedial civics class.

  • perversatile
    • JT

      Well, not all thoughts.

      • perversatile

        -not the thoughts I’ve been thinkin’?

      • Todd20036

        Most of my thoughts are in the sewer. But that’s a personal preference.

      • Martharsievers

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  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Lynn Thompson, a stay-at-home mother from Trinity, near Decatur, came to Montgomery today to support Moore.

    Ummm why don’t she stay the Hell home then ??

    • delk

      🙂

  • Galvestonian

    I’m assuming that everyone in the photo is related to Judge Moore and are inbred to one or twa degrees.

  • Jay George

    There was also a No Moore Hate rally there today too. I don’t know how large it was, but they weren’t all there in support of Moore.

    • Jay George

      There was a soapbox preacher out there with a mic and a cranked up speaker hollering about abominations and the love of Jesus too. He was from the school of The Loudest One is Right. :p

  • bkmn
    • PickyPecker

      …creating a false reality for yourself that isn’t true ….that pretty much sums up the gooberverse.

  • bkmn

    Almost as white of a crowd as the GOP convention.

  • HZ81

    God, really looks like natural, grassroots support for Moore, except for totally not looking that way.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    In a dusty attic somewhere down in the li’l ol’ South, there’s a picture in which the members of this crowd get older.

  • Joe in PA

    And true to Alabama form, Judge Moore is currently the favorite among GOP voters to take the governorship. Nice.

    http://yellowhammernews.com/politics-2/roy-moore-tops-first-2018-alabama-gubernatorial-poll/

    • Sam_Handwich

      yup, this is all a win/win for him.

    • Jay George

      Yellowhammer is like the Fox News of Alabama. You can’t really trust what they say because of the skew. Granted, most of the media outlets are right leaning, but Yellowhammer is the worst.

      • Joe in PA

        Yeah, I figured as much…I found the article from a link on WND. LOL!

        • Jay George

          😀 Moore has run for governor twice and lost badly both times. The Democrats in this state have given up though. They don’t really oppose the republicans. Jeff Sessions ran unopposed last time for senate and for governor the dems ran the most hated man in the party.

      • Tom G

        My brother always uses the term “yellowhammer” to imply inbred asshat. Guess the paper’s name is right on. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=yellowhammer

        • Jay George

          You don’t know how happy yout post makes me. 😀

  • JT
  • SoCalGal20

    IL has a new poll (the link on 538 opens in a Google Doc that I can’t link here) Hillary is up double digits as expected. Tammy Duckworth has expanded her lead over Mark Kirk (after he spent a bunch of money on ads challenging her record on veterans) to +7!

    • PickyPecker

      Kirk is toast here in IL.

      • SoCalGal20

        Good news! Can’t wait for Sen. Duckworth to take office!

        • PickyPecker

          He was seen as a ‘moderate’ Teabilly by some, but ended up doing a LOT of pandering to many sides. His voting record is shit……and while it’s not his fault he had a stroke in 2012, he refused to step aside and left us without a senator for a full year of important voting/decisions.

        • PickyPecker

          Duckworth will be a welcome breath of fresh air!

  • ““Courts do not make the law, they issue opinions,” Thompson said. “The law of Alabama is that marriage is between one man and one woman. Judge Moore is the last leader in our country that is actually taking a stand for what is right.”

    So his supporters know what is going on…they support him becasue it was an attempt to stand in the way of same sex marriage even as Liberty Counsel attempts to deny that’s what it was. liberty counsel can try to spin it all they want but honestly if you buy the spin then what was the point of the action?

  • I love this, it’s like a civil rights reenactment. All we need is a gay black girl to be heading into the court house so they can chase after her calling “Go home, coon dyke, you’re not wanted here!” as a remembrance of the past. Then she can turn and whip their asses as a physical interpretation of the strides we have made.

    Word to the wise, don’t fuck with black lesbians.

    • Joe in PA

      I just watched the movie Selma last night. Damn.

      • I cried during that movie. They did a damn good job, both in history and the movie.

    • Jay George

      The person leading the No Moore Hate rally along with the Alabama HRC is a lovely drag queen, but she’s white though.

      • LOL.

      • bkmn

        For a second I thought that was Staver’s wife.

  • Ninja0980

    Where are the white hoods at?

    • Joe in PA

      Oh no you didn’t just end that sentence with a preposition! Whoop whoop whoop, grammar alert!

      (but totally on point) 🙂

      • Adam King

        “On point.” Teehee.

      • Acronym Jim

        Where at the white hoods are?

        • Adam King

          The pointy white hoods…

        • Joe in PA

          arrrrggghhh…work with me here Jim, work with me. LOL

          • Acronym Jim

            Where at are the white hoods?

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            I think it’s : At where the white hoods to be, now.

          • John30013

            It’s “where are the white hoods at?”

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            “Where are the white hoods at, asshole?” There, fixed it. 🙂

        • Raising_Rlyeh

          King illegal forest to pig wild kill in it a is!
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hywgl816yRQ

      • GayOldLady

        Oh no!!!!……If proper grammar becomes a prerequisite I will have to leave.

        • GayOldLady

          And punctuation too!

          • Joe in PA

            Not to mention, too many !!!!!!! Sheesh. 🙂

      • GayOldLady

        The white hoods are there, somewhere.

      • OK, I’ve done that before….but then I realize I’m no better than anyone else. Than, then… yuuuuuuge pet peeve.

        • Joe in PA

          The worst: when you correct someones grammar and use improper grammar.

          Guilty. 🙁 (me, not you)

      • Smokey

        “At one time, schoolchildren were taught that a sentence should never end with a preposition. However, this is a philosophy actually associated with Latin grammar. While many aspects of Latin have made their way into the English language, this particular grammar rule is not suited for modern English usage.”

  • Adam King

    Well ain’t that special…bless their hearts.

  • James

    “Courts do not make the law, they issue opinions,” Thompson said.

    And the Supreme Court issued an opinion that marriage equality is the law of the land. Your move, Thompson.

    • Joe in PA

      I know, she acts like SCOTUS’ opinions are just “opinions”.

      That is sort of like those folks that say the “theory of evolution” is just a “theory”. The stupid…it burns.

  • Stev84

    “The law of Alabama is that marriage is between one man and one woman”

    People are citizens of the damn country first. Not any state.

  • How cute, these Alabamans still think they’re in the Confederate States of America.

  • tim870

    Apparently, Lynn Thompson needs to get out of the house more often and realize that Alabama is still part of the United States.

  • Friday

    More demonstration today in Alabama why elected judges are a bad idea, and why religious tests for those offices and intrusions of Fundamentalism into the government are just unAmerican. Inevitable corruption included.

  • Richard Rush

    It’s true. Judge Moore is RIGHT (Really Ignorant Gay-Hating Theocrat)

  • Mark

    He’s got the white world – in his hand
    He’s got the whole white world in his hand….

    And just wait untill they find out where his other hand has been all this time….

  • Richard B

    With Mat Staver at suspended Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore’s side, we can be certain Moore will be removed from office for a historic second time.

  • j.martindale

    The Court decided that it will not remove Moore, but it also rejected his dismissal of charges. So he will have to go on to a hearing regarding his removal from office.

    • DaddyRay

      Too bad – well at least we get to watch him get dragged through the mud

  • Ernest Endevor

    This is constructive. And such as.

  • Jay George

    Roy Moore headed to trial; court denies motion to dismiss charges

    http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/08/roy_moore_headed_to_trial_cour.html

    • Jay George

      Many of the pictures at the link above will turn your stomach. 🙁 There are only a couple of the protesters, mostly it’s hillbillies with bibles.

      • Karl Dubhe

        Never opened bibles, right?

        • Jay George

          Not unless they have somebody to read it for them. :

  • Natty Enquirer

    I see Moore’s gubernatorial campaign is coming along nicely. He’s certainly proved himself crooked enough for the job.

  • D. J.

    Kayla’s hair looks like shit. Good.

  • 1Truth1

    At this point I’d rather have a robot preprogrammed with all laws, precedents, etc…. And just let it decide guilt or innocence. These elected officials sometimes turn out to be complete assholes.

  • JCF

    I see White (Christianist) People…

  • Dale

    It’s not too difficult to conclude that its supporters are fat sinful hell-bound gluttons.

    Thank the baby Jeebus I won’t be spending an eternity with these pieces of christian shit.

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  • Rocco

    Aww, this reminds how much I miss HeeHaw. I wonder if it’s still on someplace? I just wanna soak up every piece of media I can find when this goober is again removed from the bench. I’ll watch it over and over…