By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) will be speaking to the congregation at the Kimberly Church of God on June 28. During this “God & Country Celebration”, Chief Justice Moore will speak about embattled America, traditional marriage, family values and will lead a prayer service for our nation.
Following the United States Supreme Court ruling on Friday in Obergefell v. Hodges the conservative Chief Justice has made national headlines for his remarks.
CNN asked Chief Justice Moore on Friday if this ruling is worse than segregation was. Chief Justice Moore said, “I believe it’s worse because it affects our entire system of morality and family values.”
Moore said. “Five judges on the Supreme Court, or justices, have presumed to find a fundamental right which has no basis in the history or logic or tradition of our country.”
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in his dissent, “A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy…The five Justices who compose today’s majority are entirely comfortable concluding that every State violated the Constitution for all of the 135 years between the Fourteenth Amendment’s ratification and Massachusetts’ permitting of same-sex marriages in 2003.”
Sunday’s already planned event will give the community a chance to hear remarks by the conservative Alabama Chief Justice only two days removed from the landmark US Supreme Court ruling which created a definition for marriage not seen in over 3000 years of recorded history. The ruling tossed aside an amendment to the Alabama Constitution of 1901 which defined marriage as exclusively between one man and one woman.
The Kimberly Church of God was destroyed by a tornado in April of 2014. After partially rebuilding, they re-launched their services in November of 2014. This will be the first major event since the Church has re-opened.
The pastor, Dr. Stan Cooke said in a statement, “Kimberly Church of God is Honored to host Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore for God and Country Day. This will be a time to Honor our Nation, the Founding Fathers and our country’s unique bond with the Holy Bible and the message of the Redeemer Jesus Christ.” Dr. Stan Cooke was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor in the GOP Primary in 2014 and he previously ran for Congress in 2010.
The Church said in a statement that Chief Justice Moore has been a strong proponent of protecting traditional marriage and family values. Dr. Stan Cooke said that he invited the Chief Justice as the special guest of honor because “He has taken a solid stand for Alabama and our Christian values.”
Some political observers have suggested that Chief Justice Moore could be a possible candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of Alabama in 2018. Chief Justice Moore ran for Governor unsuccessfully in both 2006 and 2010, before being elected to a second term as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2012.
Moore’s wife Kayla is director of the Foundation for Moral Law which the Chief Justice founded.
The event kicks off on Sunday, June 28th at 10:45AM at the Kimberly Church of God, 9108 Jefferson Street / Hwy 31 North, Kimberly, AL. Call (205) 647-5374 for more information.