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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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