Friday, May 9, 2014

Alabama Chief Justice Claimss The First Amendment Is Only For Christians

Many of you, if you're lucky, probably don't remember who Chief Justice Roy Moore is. If you do it's most likely for his one man showdown with our founding father's concept of separation of church and state. In 2003 Moore was thrust into the spotlight by adoring right wingers when he refused to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court order to remove a giant Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building. A move that ultimately failed and in addition got Moore kicked off the bench... indefinitely.

Here's Roy with his beloved commandments

As luck would have it it turns out it Moore's removal wasn't so indefinite. After failed bids for governor and the presidency Alabama saw fit to re-seat Moore when he won reelection as that state's Supreme Court Chief Justice in 2012 almost 10 years after his removal.

Apparently this passage of time has neither mellowed or enlightened Judge Moore.

I say this because earlier this year while speaking at something called the "Pastor for Life Luncheon" hosted by Pro-Life Mississippi Moore suggested that the First Amendment only protects those that practice the Christian religion.

Here is Moore in his own words...

Everybody, to include the U.S. Supreme Court, has been deceived as to one little word in the First Amendment called ‘religion.' They can't define it. They can't define it the way Mason, Madison and even the United State Supreme Court defined it, 'the duties we owe to the creator and the manner of discharging it.' They don’t want to do that, because that acknowledges a creator god. Buddha didn't create us. Mohammed didn't create us. It's the god of the Holy Scriptures. Moore added, "They didn't bring a Koran over on the pilgrim ship, Mayflower. Let's get real. Let's go back and learn our history. Let’s stop playing games."

Here is a video of the event where Moore opined on his interpretation of the First Amendment...
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So, in a nutshell, Chief Justice Roy Moore is telling all Alabamians who just might subscribe to a faith other than Christianity that...

  • He has just rolled back the provision that prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion.

  • You have no rights if  your free exercise of religion has been impeded.

  • You have no rights if your freedom of speech has been abridged.

  • You have no rights if the freedom of any non Christian press has been infringed upon.

  • You have no recourse if your rights to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances has been interfering with.

Enjoy your stay in Chief Justice Roy Moore's Alabama!

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