Alabama Chief Justice Goes Off Against Other Religions in Absurd Anti-Constitutional Rant

RoyMooreWhile lawyers clearly have the agenda of representing their clients in mind, judges are supposed to be the beacon of impartiality and interpretation of law. They’re not supposed to advocate from the bench based upon their personal opinions, they’re simply supposed to interpret our laws – based on our Constitution.

That’s a fact that Alabama’s Chief Justice Roy Moore apparently doesn’t seem to understand. You see, Justice Moore seems to believe that it’s “foolish” for Huntsville, Alabama’s city council to allow non-Christian religions to hold prayers at meetings.

“We’re having prayers by theists? We’re having Wiccans say prayers? How foolish can we be?” Moore asked.

“I’ll say this in Huntsville because I think it needs to be said in Huntsville,” Moore continued. “There is one God and it’s the God on which this nation was founded. And it’s the God of the Scriptures. I don’t need applause for that. It’s a truth in history and it’s a truth in law.”

I think it’s safe to say that this guy has no business being in any position to impartially interpret law.

First, I would like to point out that nowhere in our Constitution do the words “Christian” or “Christianity” appear even once. So there’s absolutely no proof or evidence to support the notion that this country was founded on the Christian religion. In fact, our First Amendment clearly states that Americans have the freedom of religion.

I would love to see Moore explain how laws based on Christianity being forced on those who aren’t Christians doesn’t violate the Constitutional rights of those who are having those laws forced upon them based on religious beliefs they don’t follow. Then again, this isn’t the first time that he’s insisted that only Christians should have the freedom of religion.

And that’s the issue these conservatives who continue to try to force religion into places it doesn’t belong face. As Americans we’re given the freedom of religion, therefore if you allow one religion to be represented you must allow all religions to be represented. That’s why we need a strict separation of church and state – because no American should ever be forced to abide by laws based on a religion that they do not follow.

Which is why I believe that judges who say comments such as these by Moore should immediately be removed from power. By making these comments, he’s admitting that as a judge his rulings are not based on a strict interpretation of the law, or our Constitution, but rather his own personal beliefs.

And that’s unconstitutional.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Gary Smith

    This assbag again!

  • Francois Bergeron

    And idiots applauded of course. As usual.

  • kk

    How on earth did this guy end up back in the Chief Justice seat? It’s inconceivable, really.

    • Parker Mac

      He was elected. Even after he had been REMOVED years earlier, the “great” voters of Alabama decided to put him back on the same bench.

      • kk

        I know. I live in Alabama. It’s freaking awful that he’s back in office. Blows my mind. I’m a Jerry Brown-loving native Californian living in the South. In my part of the state, Democrats don’t run in anything local, so one votes for the most reasonable Republican. It’s brutal.

      • Eg Kbbs

        Parker Mac, that was my question also. When I hear “Chief Justice” I tend to think of someone who has been thoroughly vetted as being the best of the best. So Alabama just holds an election !?

      • DavidD

        Most of the voters of Alabama like the rest of the country didn’t vote..
        Of the minority that did vote a lot of them wanted nothing to do with this guy.
        Quit feeding into the divide and conquer meme of the GOP.
        Feeling superior to other people is an emotional response not a rational one.

  • TaxPaying American Voter

    This is THE EXACT REASON for not electing officials on religious beliefs. If a politician claims to be religious, “BOOM”, they should be disqualified from the election. Period. This ALWAYS leads to corruption. ALWAYS. This judge should have NEVER been elected, especially as chief. This needs to be looked at by a higher court for his immediate removal and have law degree recycled into toilet paper.

  • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

    How in the hell does HE KNOW that his god is the one and only god? Who appointed him to be the decider about what, if any, god is the “ONLY” one worth worshipping? These people make me absolutely sick with their beliefs which are no more accurate than anyone else’s!!

    • RabidVT

      I’m a militant agnostic…”I don’t know and you don’t either! “

      • Cathryn Sykes

        I’m not militant, but I am a agnostic. Everyone hates us, LOL!

  • John Stephenson

    To be fair, your quote has him saying he believes in the God of Scripture; isn’t that as much a Jewish God as a Christian God? You could even say it was the Muslim God if you refer to Him as the God of Abraham. That doesn’t excuse his bias. But there might be a lot of Jews and Muslims who would not agree with the Christian interpretation of the God of Scripture.

    • 1739camilli

      That’s really beside the point. He shouldn’t be mentioning ANY god from the bench!

      • John Stephenson

        That’s true. I’m not condoning his comment. There should be no religion mixed in our politics. But when you’re calling someone out, don’t equate God with just Christianity. It diminishes the argument.

      • Ned Carter

        It’s the Christian God, he has said so in the past multiple times. The Scriptures are HIS bible. Jews and Muslims are fake. Just ask him.

      • Cathryn Sykes

        Your opinion, Ned. And when did God say that Jews and Muslims were fake?

      • Ned Carter

        It is SARCASM.

      • Thou shalt have no Gods before me. I am the one true God. I am the alpha and the Omega. That is what those words mean.

    • Cathryn Sykes

      John: Most Americans know nothing about Islam. I have to tell them that Allah, to Muslims, IS the god of Abraham and Moses and Jesus, all three men mentioned with great reverence in the Quran. Muslims revere Jesus as a great soul and prophet, but not as a “son’ of God because a bedrock belief of Islam is that there is only one God…..and he can’t be divided into Father and Son. “There is no God but God, and Mohammed is his prophet.” To Muslims, the last and greatest prophet.

      • Ned Carter

        Honestly, why should I care what Muslims, Jews or Christians believe? Made up stories are made up… the poetry might be passable, but the moral of the story is basically do as you are told or else… not a very good message.

  • Mike Crowder

    Love your opinions… but i wish you would rant against timely articles. This one happened 7 months ago.

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  • jhr459

    I am a devout Christian and I couldn’t agree more with the author of this post. That judge SHOULD be removed.

    • Roselynn K. Kingsbury

      Me too!

  • Pamela Parsons Heath

    “We’re having prayers by theists? We’re having Wiccans say prayers? How foolish can we be?” Moore asked.

    Dear Judge Moore,

    You ARE a theist. According to Merriam Webster a theist is: “belief in the existence of a god or gods; specifically : belief in the existence of one God viewed as the creative source of the human race and the world who transcends yet is immanent in the world.” Apparently you are a big dope as well.

  • regressive white trash reli

    white trash regressive religious scumbag……………..VOODOO