Saturday, May 3, 2014

"First amendment ONLY protects Christians", Alabama State Supreme Court Justice

There are times when I think we would have been better off if we let the idiots in Alabama secede; but the reality is we should just throw those who are so offensively anti-American out of the country, revoking their citizenship.

The latest evidence for that argument comes from the deep south, from 'Bama, where they elect their nutjobs to the State Supreme Court rather than to Congress, like we did repeatedly in MN CD-6.  At least, in the past, Moore was removed from office; and he seems on track to repeat that dishonor.

To provide a little context, Moore is openly a racist as well as a religious bigot and homophobe; per the SPLC:
This coming Saturday, the Foundation for Moral Law (FML) in Montgomery, Ala., will be the site of the 2010 Alabama Secession Day Commemoration, featuring speakers tied to the League of the South, a neo-Confederate hate group that considers slavery “God-ordained” and advocates for “the cultural dominance of the Anglo-Celtic people and their institutions.” The Foundation for Moral Law’s president is defrocked Alabama Chief Supreme Court Justice Judge Roy Moore, who is more commonly known as the “Ten Commandments judge.” In the dead of night on July 31, 2001, Moore placed a 2½-ton stone monument with the Decalogue carved on it in the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court building, where he then presided. Moore was thrown out of office in 2003 by Alabama’s Court of the Judiciary after refusing to remove the monument, as he was ordered to do as the result of a federal lawsuit brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The event is being organized by Patricia Godwin, a racist neo-Confederate from Selma who annually holds a birthday party to honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a wealthy slave trader who became the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Godwin, who often refers in E-mails to her majority-black hometown as “Zimbabwe on de Alabamy,” has lately crusaded to block any acknowledgement on the Capitol grounds of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march. Godwin has railed at “the trash that came here in 1965,” complaining that those who honor the civil rights movement “are aiding and abetting the ultimate goal of the ONE WORLD ORDER — to BROWN AmeriKa and annihilate Anglo-Celtic-European culture!”
Another league favorite, John Eidsmoe, is on the bill. Eidsmoe is a former law school professor and close friend and one-time legal adviser to Roy Moore. A theocrat, Eidsmoe has suggested that the government “may not act contrary to God’s laws.” In 2005, Eidsmoe spoke to the national conference of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a hate group that routinely denigrates blacks as “genetically inferior,” complains about “Jewish power brokers,” calls homosexuals “perverted sodomites,” accuses immigrants of turning America into a “slimy brown mass of glop,” and named Lester Maddox, the now-deceased, ax handle-wielding, arch-segregationist former governor of Georgia, “Patriot of the Century.”
And like our own dippy Congresswoman Bachmann, this nutjob also wanted - maybe still wants - to be president, as well.  Apparently GOD doesn't want them to be, looking the outcome.  America sure doesn't want any part of either of them in the presidency. 

from Raw Story:

Alabama’s chief justice: Buddha didn’t create us so First Amendment only protects Christians

Speaking at the Pastor for Life Luncheon, which was sponsored by Pro-Life Mississippi, Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court declared that the First Amendment only applies to Christians because “Buddha didn’t create us, Mohammed didn’t create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures” who created us.
“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.”
He then noted that he loves talking to lawyers, because he is a lawyer who went to “a secular law school,” so he knows that “in the law, [talking about God] just isn’t politically correct.” He claimed that this is why America has “lost its way,” and that he would be publishing a pamphlet “this week, maybe next” that contained copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, thereby proving that all the people “who found this nation — black, white, all people, all religions, all faiths” knew that America was “about God.”
The Founding Fathers were very articulate.  If they intended the Constitution to apply only to Christians, they would have said so; and they would NOT have put into the Constitution that there be no religious test. They would not have included religious freedom in the first amendment either.

Even the internal logic here is flawed; so if the Christian God that this jerk worships made all human beings...........why would the 1st Amendment - the one that guarantees freedom of speech AND freedom of religion, include BOTH of those, if both did not reference everyone?

Conservatives, like this guy, who by every means of assessment is an extremist idiot, and who was apparently elected by like-minded pro-discrimination, anti-Constitution, anti-American citizens of 'Bama, should not be sitting on any judicial bench anywhere, much less the Supreme Court of one of the 50 states.

This man is an embarrassment and a stain on our nation.  He should be removed from office for dereliction of duty, failure to uphold the oath of office, and for attempting to violate the rights of the citizens of the United States who ARE protected by the U.S. Constitution. 

We are NOT a Theocracy - and it is not like there is any consensus within Christianity as to what defines a Christian.

If anyone, anywhere, ever doubted that the membership of the radical right, including the teabaggers, were anti-American, I offer this as just one MORE piece of evidence. 

These people, like Roy Moore, and those who elected Roy Moore, all across the spectrum of the extreme religious right and the radical political right, are ANTI-American.  They give lip service to loving the Constitution while attempting to trample it with bigotry.

These people, like Roy Moore, and those who elected Roy Moore, all across the spectrum of the extreme religious right and radical political right, are attempting to make us less free, and are attempting to deny human and civil rights.

These people, like Roy Moore, and those who elected Roy Moore, especially but not exclusively in the south, are dumbing down America.

These people whine and whinge on and on and on about how they are victims, when they are not.  Whiney fake victim claims, believing things which are demonstrably not true, and things which are often deeply hateful -- the definition of 21st century conservatism.

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