By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) from Gallant and the Foundation For Moral Law announced his support for Chick-fil-A and the Cathy family’s stand for traditional marriage.
Judge Roy Moore said in a written statement that, “Marriage between one man and one woman is an institution ordained by God and is the foundation of the family, upon which the future of our nation rests. Like the great majority of the country, Alabama has recognized in its law that marriage, to be valid, can only occur between one man and one woman.”
Chief Justice Moore said, “At a time when moral values are under attack by a philosophy which contradicts everything upon which our Country began, it is encouraging to see Chick-fil-A boldly stand for truth and virtue in our society.”
The Foundation for Moral Law is a national non-profit legal organization headed by Chief Justice Roy Moore and is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama. Moore’s statement said that the Foundation for Moral Law, “Is dedicated to restoring the knowledge of God in law and government through litigation and education relating to moral issues and religious liberty cases.
Chick-Fil-A is a chain of fast food restaurants known for selling chicken sandwiches instead of the traditional hamburger. The Chick-Fil-A chain has been targeted by homosexual activists because of their stance opposing homosexual marriage.
The President of Chick-Fil-A, Dan Cathy started a political firestorm nationally when he told the ‘Baptist Press’, “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business (and) a family-led business.”
The homosexual lobby is extremely powerful because they are careful to donate large sums of money to politicians who back their agenda, which some Christians claim is anti-family. Chick-Fil-A has been denounced by politicians and the mainstream media alike, but here in Alabama the reaction has been largely supportive. Pro-homosexual organizations are urging a boycott of the chicken sandwich chain. Conservative groups are asking that their supporters buy lunch at Chick-fil-A on August 1st for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
Judge Roy Moore was elected Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2002. Anti-Christian groups sued to make the Moore remove a Ten Commandments monument he placed in the Alabama Supreme Court Building. When Moore refused a federal judge’s order to remove the monument, a group of Alabama jurists removed both Moore and the monument. Moore ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for Governor in 2006 and 2010.
Moore won the Republican nomination to return to the Alabama Supreme Court as Chief Justice. His Democratic opponent on the November 6th ballot is Pelham attorney Harry Lyons (D). Lyons is a perennial candidate who is best known for being shot twice and for his previous stance for executing illegal aliens.