In comments earlier this year only now coming to light, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court asserted that the First Amendment only applies to Christianity since neither Buddha nor Mohammed created man.
“Everybody, to include the United States Supreme Court, has been deceived as to one little word in the First Amendment called religion. They can’t define it,” chief justice Roy Moore said in January, according to video published Friday by Raw Story.
“Buddha didn’t create us, Mohammed didn’t create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures. They didn’t bring the Koran over on the pilgrim ship,” he continued. “Let’s get real, let’s go back and learn our history. Let’s stop playing games.”
The chief justice was speaking at a Pastor for Life Luncheon, an event in Jackson Miss., sponsored by Pro-Life Mississippi, according to Raw Story.
Moore lamented that it’s not “politically correct” to discuss God and the law because Americans have been “divorced from God for so many years.”
He then argued that the reference to “life” in the Declaration of Independence established a pro-life stance for the country.
“If technology’s supposed to increase our knowledge, how did we become so stupid?” he asked. “When they put ‘life’ in there, it was in the womb — we know it begins at conception. Why aren’t we going the right way instead of the wrong way?”
Moore was removed from his post as chief justice in 2003 after he refused to follow a federal court order, which demanded that a Ten Commandments monument be removed from the Alabama judicial building. Since his refusal, he has been known as the “Ten Commandments Judge.”
Moore was then re-elected the Supreme Court in 2012, where he has remained as chief justice.
Watch Moore’s speech via Raw Story: