By Richard Hack
One-time Alabama Supreme Court justice Roy Moore held an unveiling party to showcase the latest location for his Ten Commandments monument–in the lobby of the Foundation of Moral Law–a socially conservative, Christian right legal advocacy group based in Montgomery, Alabama. At one point, Moore had attempted to place the sculpture on display at Alabama’s State Courthouse, and as was told he was in violation of the separation of church and state.
The former judge was formally removed from the bench for ethics violations when he attempted to block same-sex marriage. He later ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as a Republican.
Accusing LGBTQ protestors outside the event of attempting to take away his religious freedom, he added: “I don’t hate anybody out there. I’ve never hated anybody. I hate sin. Sin is not people. I love people. And I wouldn’t love them if I didn’t tell them it was wrong.”
Moore has appeared multiple times on a radio show hosted by pastor Kevin Swanson, who preaches that gay people must be stoned to death.