Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Spouts Falsehoods About Other Religions, Says First Amendment Favors Christians

When the notorious uber-Christian Roy Moore, who was re-elected Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2012, gets together with a fawning audience in Jackson, Mississippi, the results don’t disappoint.

Or maybe they do, depending on how strong your stomach is for Moore’s preacherly delivery and his infamously blinkered views.

Chief Justice Roy Moore, flanked by faux Ten Commandments tablets

A newly-released video, apparently taken in January during a ‘Pastor for Life” luncheon but uploaded to YouTube just a few days ago, shows the judge as he displays an amazing lack of knowledge of non-Christian faiths by erroneously calling Buddha a god and stating that Muslims think that Mohammed, not Allah, is their Creator.

After praising the song Onward Christian Soldiers that apparently welcomed him when he arrived at the venue, Moore notes with disapproval that

It’s politically correct not to say prayers before council meetings, not to acknowledge God.

He then implies that the First Amendment favors Christians, because

Buddha didn’t create us, Mohammed didn’t create us. It was the God of the Holy Scriptures. …

[The Pilgrims] didn’t bring the Qur’an over on the pilgrim ship, Mayflower. Let’s get real. Let’s go back and learn our history.

By which he presumably means his and David Barton‘s Christian caricature of history.

Moore later adds that with the famous phrase “the pursuit of happiness,” the Founding Fathers meant we should all obey “God’s law,” because, he says,

You can’t be happy unless you follow God’s law, and if you follow God’s law, you can’t help but be happy.

Here are the Young Turks dissecting Moore’s remarks:

Moore is every bit as much an anti-constitutional joke as he was a dozen years ago, before he was kicked off the bench for failing to remove the Ten Commandments monument that he had illegally installed in his courthouse.

But this joker is surely no laughing matter to the non-Christian people of Alabama. That a state’s top judge who is this irredeemably biased passes judgment on defendants of all backgrounds is proof positive that justice is not blind, and that religion still has way too much influence in our republic.

About Terry Firma

Terry Firma, though born and Journalism-school-educated in Europe, has lived in the U.S. for the past 20-odd years. Stateside, his feature articles have been published in the New York Times, Reason, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Wired. Terry is the founder and Main Mischief Maker of Moral Compass, a site that pokes fun at the delusional claim by people of faith that a belief in God equips them with superior moral standards.


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