The former (kicked out twice) Alabama Supreme Court justice and religious right zealot Roy Moore told the Christian Emergency League that the Obergefell gay marriage ruling was much worse than the Dred Scott ruling, which upheld slavery and led to the Civil War that killed over 600K Americans.
American Bridge caught this exchange that happened last year via the Here I Stand podcast right after he was suspended from the Alabama court for disregarding this decision and it's as despicable as you'd imagine.
Listen to how cavalier he is as he preached these insane ideas:
TPM transcribed this, “In 1857 the United States Supreme Court did rule that black people were property. 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.”
How awful. It's so much worse to allow gay people to get hitched than to enslave actual people, that's if he considers black folks who were kidnapped and thrown on ships as being real people, and then who are forced into being servants.
“We’ve got to go back and recognize that what they did in Obergefell was not only to take and create a right that does not exist under the Constitution but then to mandate that that right compels Christians to give up their religious freedom and liberty," Moore said.
Moore makes it seem that the court ruling forces Christians to get gay married.
And destroying the lives of about 12.5 million slaves that were brought to America is not as important as a court ruling that upset Moore's fee-fees?
In the two years plus since the Obergefell v. Hodges came down, how many people were tortured to perform for their slave masters?
This is the man Republicans are supporting to be a member of the U.S. Senate?