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Alabama’s Chief Justice: The First Amendment Is Only Meant for Christians

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore recently declared that the First Amendment is really only meant to protect Christians after all.

“Buddha didn’t create us, Mohammed didn’t create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures [who created us]” Moore told the group of Mississippi Christian pastors stressing lawmakers had been deceived into thinking that the word ‘religion’ in the first Amendment should be extended beyond the Christian faith.

“They didn’t bring the Koran over on the pilgrim ship,” he also pointed out, to a chorus of ‘Amens’ and ‘That’s Right’s’ from the pastor-filled audience.

He then demanded that when Congress prays they do not pray to Buddha but the Christian God so, “Let’s get real, let’s go back and learn our history. Let’s stop playing games.”

During his eight minute speech, the judge also advocated for a stronger Christian influence in American laws and claimed that having the Christian God at the center of the legal system was always the American way.

Citing the Declaration of Independence and Constitution as the source of his statements, Moore said that those “who found[ed] this nation — black, white, all people, all religions, all faiths” always understood that America was all “about God,” and intended the laws to be an extension of God’s Christian laws.

Turning to abortion, Moore also said that the only way he could explain current court rulings on the subject  is that Americans are simply getting dumber.

“If technology’s supposed to increase our knowledge, how did we become so stupid?” the judge asked, pointing out that when Thomas Jefferson was talking about life, he was talking about life from the moment of conception, not like our courts today which insist “it’s not alive ’til the head comes out.”

Then returning to his initial theme, he re-affirmed,“It’s all about God,” before preaching to the choir, “We’ve made ‘life’ a decision taken by man,” and “taken ‘liberty,’ and converted it to ‘licentiousness. We’ve taken ‘pursuit of happiness,’ and reduced it to materialism.”

 

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  • Finnsmom1

    Sometimes I wish I’d been born without reason. Then I too could hand my life over to one of these Nit Wits and never have to think for myself again.

    • Shen Gill

      you mean to be a kool-aid liberal……

      • Finnsmom1

        no, that’s not what I mean. I’d try to explain it to you but you’re clearly too far gone.

      • Tom Sloan

        Again Shen, you continue to attack without offering a clear and concise rebuttal; just insults.

  • Kelly Cowan

    In keeping with his Bronze Age mentality, perhaps the good people of Alabama should stone him to death.

    • Shen Gill

      kelly it’s good to see your reverting to your primate mentality…remind me not to walk near you or your like minded in fear you may start to throw feces as primates tend to and that’s all your capable of really.

      • Ekoro

        You do know, stoning people was a religious practice… right?

  • Wendy Wilkins Valdez

    So – is Roy Moore chief justice of TWO STATES??

    • Shen Gill

      so you have been educated by a leftist system and can’t seem to reason beyond what they have indoctrinated you…and any argument you do present will be an indoctrinated one……

      • Tom Sloan

        Shen, did you not read Wendy’s post? She did not give opinions, she stated well documented factual information readily available to those who read the constitution and the bill of rights. You attacked the messenger without offering factual rebuttal, so you deal with opinions from indoctrination as you claimed Wendy was influenced by. When one attacks the messenger without factual rebuttal, one shows a weakness in their stance.

  • Dale Mulkey

    This man is. Jack asks nd should be erased from humanity

    • Shen Gill

      wow you not only disagree with someone else’s ideology you want that person erased? is that one reason for aborting the innocent? the left will never defend their ideology but attack and destroy others,why is that?

      • Kevin

        It seems your mother made a mistake when she didn’t abort you. See, you can dish it, but take it.

  • Shen Gill

    watch the left go after him now with obama the husainster leading the charge…never mind the the extremist radical anti- American ideal the left hold and defends and forces their ideals on SANE AMERICANS.

    • Ekoro

      >Wants christians to run america
      >calls people for equality “radicals”

  • Ruthie

    Amen

  • disqus_xbrofloeFv

    As I read some of your comments. I find it sad that as American you guys argue a left and right wing. Mean time you have countries like China sitting back laughing at you idiots destroy one another. Everyone is quick to point fingers at what another is doing wrong. But none of you are doing anything to change thing.

  • prt1231

    What do you expect? He’s from Alabama, home of the ignorant and uneducated.

  • The Other Bob

    Can we insist Alabama secede? If this is an example of what the state has to offer, no thanks.

  • Chris

    While I think it is fine for anyone to believe whatever they like, including this judge. I have to say his remarks really trouble me. Not because I disagree with him, but because they are intellectually lazy and wrong. Qualities that really should not be found in a judge, or even a lawyer for that matter.

    There seems to have been this shift into “the easy” or the lazy, thought style on the right, while branding anyone who disagrees with them as being “dumb”. It’s damn ironic and with so few people calling people out on it, pretty damn scary.

    The desire to either disengage or to lash out at this sort of rhetoric is really strong, but I think it’s really imperative that those of us who get that facts and logic have to hold sway over emotion and herd mentality have to keep struggling against the current. We simply cannot give in to either giving up or attacking. We have to keep correcting people’s statements and calling them out when they lie or use emotion over facts.

    I think that when people loose the will to do this, our civilization will crumble.

  • JJ042804

    Has America gone completely insane?