In an appalling display of constitutional ignorance, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore declares that the First Amendment only applies to Christians.
Speaking at the Pastor for Life Luncheon, an event sponsored by Pro-Life Mississippi, Chief Justice Moore told an enthusiastic group of Christian extremists that the First Amendment only protects Christians, because “Buddha didn’t create us, Mohammed didn’t create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures” who created us.
Moore also claimed that America has “lost its way,” become too “politically correct,” and “divorced from God for too many years.”
“They didn’t bring the Koran over on the pilgrim ship,” Moore said. “Let’s get real, let’s go back and learn our history. Let’s stop playing games.”
Learn our history? Has this guy even read the U.S. Constitution?
(In 2003, as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Moore refused to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building despite orders to do so from a federal judge. On November 13, 2003, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary unanimously removed Moore from his post as Chief Justice. He was re-installed in office in January, 2013.)
At the Luncheon, Moore went on to express his unhappiness about same-sex military couples getting married at U.S. military bases. The New Civil Rights Movement reports:
Standing beside a monument of the Ten Commandments, Judge Moore said, “I love that song you started with — ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ — because we sang that at the United States Military Academy over and over and over, in chapel services … Our motto, everything was about God. Today, they have two men getting married in chapel,” Moore lamented. He paused to let his anti-gay attack sink in. “So, excuse my fervor,” he added.
Judge Moore’s ignorant “fervor” is dangerous. This man has no business presiding over any court of law. The fact that Moore is once again Chief Justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court should be alarming to every reasonable American.
Watch Chief Justice Roy Moore’s entire speech.