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A Chief Justice in Alabama Won’t Tolerate Non-Christian Lifestyles

A Chief Justice in Alabama Won’t Tolerate Non-Christian Lifestyles

You wouldn’t believe the kind of things Roy Moore, Alabama’s Supreme Court Chief Justice, said at a Pastor for Life Luncheon this week. (Well, maybe you would, but that doesn’t make it any better.) A video of Moore’s speech on Raw Story shows the Chief Justice declaring the Christian faith the one true religion, while simultaneously belittling other faiths.

“Buddha didn’t create us, Mohammed didn’t create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures,” Moore said. “They didn’t bring the Koran over on the pilgrim ship. Let’s get real, let’s go back and learn our history. Let’s stop playing games.”

Furthermore, Moore – the highest judge in the state, mind you — derided “secular law” and said that the United States “lost its way” when it started removing God from governmental decisions and stopping prayer in schools and during political meetings. “You can’t be happy unless you follow God’s law,” Moore told the crowd.

How can a man who only respects his own religion be expected to protect the religious rights of others in his state? Similarly, how can a man who admittedly puts his faith above the nation’s laws be expected to interpret the law correctly?

Since it was an anti-abortion gathering, Moore shared plenty of controversial views on reproductive rights. Though same-sex marriage wasn’t the crux of his speech, Moore bemoaned the idea of two men marrying in a chapel, too.

This speech is hardly the first time Chief Justice Moore has shared these types of outspoken views. In February, he made headlines for writing letters to all 50 U.S. governors, begging them to implement a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Alas, his requests seemed to largely fall on deaf ears.

Back in 2000, Moore was in the news for erecting a monument of the Ten Commandments inside the state judicial building. When a federal judge declared that it must be taken out, Moore refused to comply and state courts removed him from office for disobeying a higher court’s verdict. After nearly a decade hiatus, however, Moore ran for judge again in 2012 and won re-election thanks to Alabama’s conservative voter base. Thus far, he has not attempted to reinstall the Ten Commandments in his place of work.

Alabama residents who don’t prescribe to a strict Christian lifestyle best hope they don’t find themselves in front of the Supreme Court because Moore is admittedly biased. It’s a wonder how such a high-ranking judge could mistake Freedom of Religion for forcing everyone to live by the rules of his own religion.

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2:53PM PDT on Aug 19, 2014

It doesn't matter what you call your God or Higher Power. As long as you believe in something that makes you comfortable.

The Chief Justice in Alabama is off his trolley. God goes by many names.

7:56PM PDT on May 26, 2014

How the heck did this creep end up as Alabama's SCCJ?

6:30AM PDT on May 18, 2014

Roy Moore is a rodent just like the "Im so GLAD he is dead now Fred Phelphs". Both mean and hateful as hell who think they are sooo right about everything. Hey Roy Moore. Why not leave the house or work without your bodyguards for once?. Let us see just what a big man you are then.

12:33PM PDT on May 13, 2014

off topic, just the same I felt compelled to respond.

Steven Gregory D.
“@Dimitris D. I agree the VEGANS are Mounting quite an assault, but I think you've landed on the wrong thread!!!”

oh those awful vegans attempting to get us to 'eat our veggies. The horror, the humanity.

4:52PM PDT on May 12, 2014

That's what he would do if he had any decency.

4:52PM PDT on May 12, 2014

Did he resign in humiliation yet?

3:57PM PDT on May 12, 2014

Is this guy still in 2nd grade? I know kids who are smarter than he is. You know what it really is? He is afraid that if he allows any other religion to have validity he won't make it to heaven and have all of his sins forgiven. In other words, no faith in God.

6:48AM PDT on May 12, 2014

this man is pathetic

3:45AM PDT on May 12, 2014

ty

10:26PM PDT on May 11, 2014

They don't tolerate much in AL except stupidity.

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