Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore
was the headline speaker at an event kicking off a week of activities
by the radical group Operation Save America.
The Concord, North Carolina group grew
out of Operation Rescue National. It is headed by Flip Benham, the
father of social conservatives David and Jason Benham.
to AL.com, about 300 people on Saturday filed in to the Fresh
Anointing House of Worship in Montgomery to hear Moore speak.
Moore, who has led a campaign urging
officials to defy federal courts, including the Supreme Court, and
not issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, spoke for
about a half hour, telling the audience that the United States was
“If we don't know God, we don't know
our country and we don't know our constitution,” Moore said. “It's
about one nation under God.”
He said that the decision by the
“federal beast” – a reference to the high court – was an
attack on Christians.
“In 2015 when they make same-sex
marriage a fundamental right they put actions behind it. … They say
every probate judge must issue a license; every cake baker must bake
a cake; every photographer must take a picture; every decorator must
arrange flowers. What I am trying to tell you is this: We just
suffered a loss of religious liberty.”
Moore ended his remarks with a poem he
“One Nation under God was their cry
Upon the law of Nature's God they built
a mighty Nation.
For unlike mankind before them who had
walked this earthen sod,
These men would never question the
Sovereignty of God.
That all men were 'created' was a truth
To secure the rights God gave us was
the role of government.
And if any form of government became
destructive of this end,
It was their right, indeed their duty,
a new one to begin.
So with a firm reliance on Divine
Providence for protection,
They pledged their sacred honor and
sought His wise direction.
They lifted up an appeal to God for all
the world to see,
And vowed their independence forever to
I'm glad they're not here with us to
see the mess we're in,
How we've given up our righteousness
for a life of indulgent sin.
For when abortion isn't murder and
sodomy is deemed a right,
Then evil is now called good and
darkness is now called light.
While truth and law were founded on the
God of all creation,
Man now, through law, denies the truth
and calls it 'separation.'
No longer does man see a need for God
when he's in full control,
For the only truth self-evident is in
the latest poll.
But with man as his own master we fail
to count the cost,
Our precious freedoms vanish and our
liberty is lost.
Children are told they can't pray in
school and they teach them evolution,
When will they see the fear of God is
the only true solution?
Our schools have become a battleground
while all across the land,
Christians shrug their shoulders afraid
to take a stand.
And from the grave their voices cry,
the victory has already been won.
Just glorify the Father as did His only
And when your work on earth is done,
and you've traveled where we've trod,
You'll leave the land we left to you,
One Nation Under God!”