One of the most vile and influential organizations you likely never heard of – the “Human Rights Campaign (HRC)” – actively campaigned against Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who dared to challenge the authority of the U.S. Supreme Court over the sovereignty of the states.
Moore’s argument is that the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling on same-sex marriages “only applies to the states specifically listed in that case.”
As reported at Al.com,
“It’s the second time Moore has been removed from the chief justice job for defiance of federal courts – the first time in 2003 for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building.”
Using longtime gay activist Paul Hard as the face of the AstroTurf movement, HRC pushed the hashtags #NoMoore and #HRCTwitterTakover to turn public opinion against Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) September 28, 2016
As one can clearly see by the limited amount of re-tweets, the HRC message did not exactly capture the hearts and minds of Alabamans.
Paul Hard gained notoriety when he fought the 75-year-old mother of his husband of three months for the right to receive funds potentially stemming from a wrongful death action. Not surprisingly, Hard was represented by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
As reported at AL.com,
“The Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ) issued the order Friday suspending Moore from the bench for the remainder of his term after an unanimous vote of the nine-member court.”
Judge Moore is appealing the ruling, stating:
“This decision clearly reflects the corrupt nature of our political and legal system at the highest level.
After the Attorney General of Alabama declined to prosecute this case, the JIC employed the former legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) which filed the charges against me, at a cost of up to $75,000.00 to the taxpayers of Alabama.
During the trial which lasted approximately four hours, the JIC produced no witnesses, no affidavits, and no evidence to meet their burden of proving by “clear and convincing” evidence that the Administrative order of January 6, 2016 violated the Canons of Judicial Ethics.
This was a politically motivated effort by radical homosexual and transgender groups to remove me as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court because of outspoken opposition to their immoral agenda.
This opinion violates not only the legal standards of evidence but also the rule of law which states that no judge can be removed from office except by unanimous vote.”
As reported at CNN,
“The Liberty Counsel — a nonprofit legal and education organization that promotes religious freedom — said in a statement that the suspension was ‘an unbelievable violation of the law’ and ‘de facto removal from the bench.'”
The Human Rights Campaign has targeted all fifty states with their bathroom bills, but they are particularly aggressive in the south:
“In 2014, HRC launched Project One America, an initiative geared towards advancing social, institutional and legal equality in Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. HRC Alabama continues to work to advance equality for LGBTQ Alabamians who have no state level protections in housing, workplace, or public accommodations. Through HRC Alabama, we are working toward a future of fairness every day — changing hearts, minds and laws toward achieving full equality.” – Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign was co-founded by accused pedophile Terry Bean. The HRC is directly responsible for creating the template for the “bathroom bills” that have sprung up locally all over the country. Terry Bean also co-founded the Victory Fund, which provides financial and campaign support to radical left-wing gay and lesbian political candidates.
Just some beneficiaries of the Victory Fund include Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Rep.Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), Rep Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), and Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.).
As reported at Keywiki.org,
“Along with his ex-boyfriend, Kiah Loy Lawson, 25, prominent LGBT activist and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign [Terry Bean] (Bean also co-founded the Victory Fund) was ‘charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy at a Eugene hotel in 2013.’ The victim had ‘hired a civil attorney and made a ‘settlement demand’ early in the case.’ The victim ‘refused to testify’ and the case was dismissed ‘without prejudice.’ According to the prosecutor, the boy received ‘at least’ $200,000.”
Terry Bean has friends in high places.
What recourse do states have when an activist Supreme Court doles out unconstitutional rulings? As explained in this description of the Supremacy Clause, “[F]ederal statutes and other federal laws are, of course, ‘supreme’ only if made in pursuance of the Constitution.”