A well-known Christian jurist has been recognized for refusing to cave to political correctness and instead standing on principle.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalized same-sex "marriage" in June 2015, and Alabama probate judges requested an opinion from Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, asking if they were required to issue licenses for same-sex "marriages." Moore's answer was not politically correct, and the Alabama Court of the Judiciary suspended him for the remainder of his term.
"Instead, he stood for the principle that the Supreme Court does not make law for the state," says Harry Mihet, an attorney with Liberty Counsel.
Mihet tells OneNewsNow, "The Supreme Court only issues decisions on cases that arise and that are pending before the Supreme Court. That has been black letter law for as long as the republic has been constituted, and yet now [Judge Moore] has been taken off the bench, suspended for the rest of his term because he wanted to follow the law and the Constitution."
Liberty Counsel has filed a 95-page brief on behalf of Moore as he appeals to the Alabama Supreme Court. For his courageous stand, Moore has received the 2016 Bill of Rights Award from the Bill of Rights Bicentennial Committee in Pennsylvania.