Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, has applauded Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's efforts to block gay couples from marrying in Alabama.

Moore ordered probate judges last week to defy a federal judge's ruling striking down Alabama's marriage ban as unconstitutional. Most followed his advice and stopped issuing marriage licenses. But by Friday, a day after a federal judge ordered Mobile County to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, a majority of counties were once again issuing marriage licenses to straight and gay couples.

Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and a staunch opponent of marriage equality, cheered Moore's actions in a Facebook post.

“The U.S., Supreme Court ruled Monday that the state of Alabama must recognize same-sex marriages – in spite of that state's overwhelming vote to prohibit same-sex unions,” Graham wrote. “Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is defying that order, asking state probate judges not to issue licenses to gay couples. I applaud Justice Moore and the many Alabama judges who are upholding the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman.”

“No earthly court has jurisdiction over the infallible Word of God,” he added.

(Related: Franklin Graham prepared to have his head “chopped off” for opposing gay rights.)