Story by TonyStiles.com co-editor and writer Christopher Lewis

We’re all – except for maybe younger Millennials – aware of that 1963 scene when Governor George C. Wallace courageously stood in the doorway of Foster Hall at the University of Alabama to rebuff the federal tyranny of forced integration. Wallace, emboldened by the masses who elected him in part due to this very campaign promise, swore to make it his “solemn obligation and duty to stand before you representing the rights and sovereignty of this State and its peoples [against] the unwelcomed, unwanted, unwarranted and force-induced intrusion upon the campus of the University of Alabama [exemplifying] the oppression of the rights, privileges and sovereignty of this State by officers of the Federal Government.” How very noble.

Fast forward to 2015, the new champion of Alabama’s “rights [and] privileges” is now State Supreme Court Chief Justice, Roy Moore, as he takes the helm in the battle against same sex marriage. Over the weekend, Moore released a statement ordering that “no probate judge of the State of Alabama nor any agent or employee of any Alabama probate judge shall issue or recognize a marriage license that is inconsistent with Article 1, Section 36.03 [Sanctity of Marriage – between man and woman – amendment], of the Alabama Constitution or § 30-1-19, Ala. Code 1975 [law banning same sex marriage].”

Once again, the State of Alabama has put itself at the forefront of injustice.

Setting aside the brilliant studies of Thomas Sowell showing the merits for segregation in education – not based upon reasons of ignorance or racism – one must examine these two Alabama situations upon the merits of real justice. Not the injustice claimed as justice by the bigots in power and their sycophants.

The University of Alabama is funded in part by state appropriations and public grants, which are only made possible by the taxes collected from the state’s population. To deny access to that school based upon anything other than academic qualifications is to deny the equal opportunity of all, and therefore the epitome of injustice. Whatever the true merits of segregated education may be, the implications of the acceptance of the petty tyranny of the government of Alabama are much, much worse than federal enforcement of equal opportunity for access. The same holds true for Affirmative Action laws and educational quotas, as such rules also create that same injustice, but that is a topic for another day.

The same must absolutely be said regarding the current situation confronting the overwhelmingly conservative Christian South.

Like their half-centuries-old  Democrat predecessors…READ MORE