Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore on Sunday said that a Supreme Court order striking down state bans on gay marriage would be “wrong.”

Moore, who ordered Alabama probate judges to ignore a federal judge's order invalidating that state's marriage ban, made his comments during an appearance on Fox News Sunday.

On the program, host Chris Wallace reminded Moore that he was removed from the bench a decade earlier by a state ethics board that said he had placed himself “above the law” in defying a federal appeals court ruling ordering him to remove from public property a 2-ton granite monument of the Ten Commandments which he had commissioned. Voters reinstated Moore in 2013.

“Aren't you doing the same thing now, sir?” Wallace asked.

“I was obeying the First Amendment of the United States Constitution which does not prohibit the acknowledgment of God,” Moore answered. “When federal courts start changing our constitution by defining words that are not even there, like 'marriage,' they're going to do the same thing with 'family' in the future.”

Moore went on to say that a Supreme Court ruling striking down restrictive marriage bans would be “wrong.”

“[The Supreme Court] may do it, but they may do it wrongfully. Just like they did in Dred Scott and Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, when they said that separate but equal was the policy of the United States.”

“But when the Supreme Court rules, the Supreme Court rules,” Wallace responded.