Roy Moore, who is running for the Alabama Republican Senate seat, opened his mouth and let the hate pour out. In 2015 Moore appeared on a podcast run by the Christian Emergency League. He compared the Dred Scott decision, which determined that African-Americans were property and therefore could not be citizens of the United States, to Obergefell v. Hodges, which allowed same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
I was simply pointing out that in 1857, the United States Supreme Court did rule that black people were property and of course that contradicted the Constitution and it took a civil war to overturn it. But this ruling in Obergefell is even worse, in a sense, because it forces not only people to recognize marriage other than the institution ordained of God and recognized by nearly every state in the union, it says that you now must do away with the definition of marriage and make it between two persons of the same gender or leading on, as one of the dissenting justices said, to polygamy, to multi ... partner marriages.
The Dred Scott decision is widely considered by legal and constitutional scholars to be one of the lowest points in the history of the American legal system, and the single worse decision made my the Supreme Court.
Backlash didn't seem to deter Moore from trotting out another horrific example on CNN that same year. Trying to explain why, as Alabama's Chief Justice, he continued to order state judges to defy the Supreme Court's decision for marriage equality, he once again went back to an ugly piece of history. This time it was the Nuremberg trials after the fall of Nazi Germany. Moore compared following orders to kill Jewish people to following the law to allow same-sex marriage, saying:
Could I do this if I were in Nuremberg ― say that I was following the orders of the highest authority to kill Jews? Could I say I was ordered to do so?
After being reminded that the Nuremberg trials were about murdering human beings and not same-sex couples getting married, Moore quipped, "Is there a difference?"
Roy Moore: The Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage was worse than the ruling upholding slavery.— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) October 24, 2017
Every congressional Republican, apparently: We need this guy in the Senate.
Hypothesis: they don't actually want him in the Senate.— Garrett Smith (@gacsmith) October 24, 2017
They just don't want the demographic of people that vote for him to be mad at them.
So, by standing with Roy Moore, you & GOP stand for the criminalization of homosexuality. Be sure to tell the Log Cabin Republicans.— Michael Skotnicki (@MSkotnicki) October 18, 2017
Hi Log Cabin Republicans I am curious about Roy Moore please tell me about him.— (((ddt))) (@ddt) September 28, 2017
H/T: Huffington Post