Roy Moore, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, said Monday that he hopes war doesn't break out over the Supreme Court's recent ruling striking down state bans on marriage in all 50 states.

Moore, a vocal supporter of the bans, has previously called on state officials to defy the courts on the issue.

In an interview with social conservative Randall Terry, Moore said that religious “persecution is just beginning” because Americans will be “forced to accept evil” and “condone sodomy,” which will lead to a massive revolt.

“I hope we don't have a war,” Moore said. “I hope we don't have conflicts. But we definitely need to recognize that same-sex marriage is something that has not existed on a government level.”

Moore also advised governors to ignore the ruling, because it “doesn't follow the constitution.”

State officials, Moore said, should not “obey an unlawful order.”

“I think it is going to destroy the nation. We're supposed to be a free people and if this carries out the way I think it's going to carry out, it's going to be very doubtful,” he added.

(Related: 13 Alabama counties stop issuing marriage licenses rather than serve gay couples.)