“But if I should hold back my opinions at such a time as this, I would consider myself guilty of treason toward my country — and an act of disloyalty to the majesty of heaven Whom I revere above all earthly kings.” –Alabama Chief Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore
On Monday, March 23rd, 2015, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore spoke to hundreds in Texas, including scores of state officials, who had gathered in defense of God’s created order for marriage. They wanted to hear of the interposition of the Alabama Supreme Court against federal judicial tyranny.
In his comments, Judge Moore stated – “But if I should hold back my opinions at such a time as this, I would consider myself guilty of treason toward my country — and an act of disloyalty to the majesty of heaven Whom I revere above all earthly kings.” These are words of great weight coming from Judge Moore precisely because he is willing to hazard his own life for what is right and needed.
Judge Moore has – as Seutonius said of lower magistrates who defy the immoral decrees of higher authorities – “grabbed the wolf by the ears.”
While the governors, judges, and legislators of 27 other states have bowed their necks to federal tyranny, Judge Moore and the Alabama Supreme Court have instead demonstrated interposition. Even after a federal judge trampled Alabama’s Constitution and homosexual marriages began, the Alabama Supreme Court took action and the homosexual marriages have been stopped cold.
Interposition is that calling of God which causes one to step into the gap – willingly placing oneself between the oppressor and his intended victim. Interposition is demonstrated when someone or some group interposes or positions themselves between an oppressor and the intended victim.
When it comes to the interposition of the lesser magistrates, they interpose for the people as a whole – placing themselves between the unjust laws or court opinions of the higher authority and the people. They act in defense of the rule of law. They also abate the just judgment of God.
When those in civil authority make law or court rulings that contradict or attack the law or Word of God, they are, as John of Salisbury said, committing “an act of tyranny” and are to be opposed – not obeyed.
Salisbury said of lower ranking civil authorities defying the unjust or immoral laws of higher ranking civil authorities: “Loyal shoulders should sustain the power of the ruler so long as it is exercised in subjection to God and follows His ordinances; but if it resists and opposes the divine commandments, and wishes to make me share in its war against God, then with unrestrained voice, I answer back that God must be preferred before any man on earth.”
The stand the Alabama Supreme Court is taking in defiance of federal tyranny and in obedience to God is needed and necessary. Let us not forget that the homosexuals themselves are openly declaring that the purpose of homosexual marriage is to destroy marriage.
For example, Masha Gessen, a well-known lesbian activist whose editorial columns have run in newspapers from the NY Times to the LA Times, openly states: “Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about marriage when we get there. We lie and say that the institution of marriage is not going to change and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change and it should change, and again I don’t think it should exist.”
The interposition of the Alabama Supreme Court has resulted in three things.
First, those who are grieved by the immoral filth being imposed by the federal judiciary now have a place to which they can rally and repair.
Second, the Alabama Supreme Court has exposed the fiction that federal courts ‘must simply be obeyed.’ Federal courts have no authority when it comes to redefining marriage or telling states how to define it.
Third, the action of the Alabama Supreme Court has exposed the lie of all the other state officials in the other 27 states that have had their constitutions trampled, namely, “there is nothing we can do – for the federal courts have ruled.” They can do something – and Alabama has proven it so.
By the way, three of Alabama’s supreme court justices and several of their aides read the book I authored on the doctrine of the lesser magistrates about a year ago. To learn more about these important matters, visit LesserMagistrate.com.
The following link will take you to the full 7-minute speech of Judge Moore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcBKN42LRKY&feature=youtu.be
The following link will take you to Masha Gessen’s comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl5Mpjnu9aQ
Finally, please remember Chief Justice Roy Moore and all the Alabama Supreme Court Justices in your prayers.