Monday, February 16, 2015

A Law Unto Himself



So Roy Moore, that Christianist zealot Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who's announced he doesn't have to follow rulings of the US Supreme Court, and who demands other judges in his state follow his command, has this to say about God's law:

"This power over marriage, which came from God under our organic law, is not to be redefined by the United States Supreme Court or any federal court," he continued.
His claim, evidently, is that US law must defer to (whatever he sees as) God's law, as reflected, one presumes, in the bible. Which raises the question: how would he rule if a man stoned his wife to death on finding, on their wedding night, that she wasn't a virgin, and pled "not guilty" on account of following god's law, because that's what the bible says? To call such an act "murder," as defined by US law would constitute a "redefinition" god's "organic" (whatever the hell that means) law, wouldn't it, by definition?

1 comment:

Pieter B said...

The traditional definition of marriage in the bible when I read it was one man and as many wives as he could afford.

I've never understood why Solomon had more than twice as many wives as concubines, though; that seems backward, doesn't it?

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