Roy Moore Admits He Is A Theocrat

Here’s his latest column. 

You remember the recent argument by Dennis Prager that Keith Ellison – the first Muslim elected to congress – should not be allowed to swear an oath of office on the Quran, but should be required to swear an oath on the Bible? Complete stupidity, as fully explained here, herehere, and here. The basic objection is that making someone swear on a book in which they do not believe serves no purpose but to denigrate the idea of an oath. The second objection is that nasty ol’ Constitution, which states in Article VI: “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

But reasoning, truth, and law not being very important to Roy Moore, he takes Prager’s stupidity and runs with it. I was going to spend some time picking Moore’s column apart, but someone else did a much better job than I ever could:

Good ol’ Roy Moore is back at it again and he’s playing poker. He’s seeing Dennis Prager’s stupidity and raising it a heaping dose of theocratic insanity. He’s also showing, yet again, his ignorance of American history. Prager only claimed that a Muslim shouldn’t be allowed to swear an oath on the Quran instead of the Bible. Moore ups the ante: no Muslim should be allowed to serve in Congress at all. And his reasoning is astonishingly ignorant.

Read the column, and then read the critique. If you ever had any doubts that Moore’s use of the phrase “religious freedom” meant anything other than “christian theocracy” those two reads will settle things.

Of interest, here’s the accompanying post from Moore’s disciples at the Roy Moore Blog:

Judge Moore’s latest column contends that Congress should prevent Representative-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN.) from taking his seat in that body unless he backs off his request to be sworn in on the Koran rather than the Bible.  Judge Moore points out that the founding principles of this country–including freedom of conscience–were based on the Bible, whereas, the Koran was not a source used by the Founders and its teachings on the unity of church and state contradict freedom of conscience.  Because of this, the judge concludes, if Ellison takes the oath on the Koran he will be contradicting his constituitonal oath. . . .

Judge Moore calls on Congress to prevent Ellison from being able to take his seat in Congress. 

Is it just me, or does that read objectively? As if the author is trying his best to describe Moore’s argument, rather than adopt it? Could Moore have gone too far for even his most devoted followers?

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9 Comments on “Roy Moore Admits He Is A Theocrat”

  1. walt moffett Says:

    I can’t think of any solemn oaths I’ve taken touching a book. So, I guess my marriage oath is not valid nor were the oaths I gave when testfying in court, signing contracts, etc in Moore’s vision. Ghu knows what will happen when he hears that soldiers face the flag and recite their oath empty handed.

    Any how, Moore is proof that given enough rope a man can hang himself.

    how long before a Congress critter takes the oath touching The Virtue of Selfishness or The King in Yellow?

  2. Willie Says:

    Even his troops knew he was one strange guy in Nam, nicknaming him Capt. America.
    Another fellow trying to ride the populist trail into deep South politics.

  3. Don Says:

    Moore, if my memory serves me, used the defense (when being removed as Chief Justice) that the oath of office he swore to when assuming the office REQUIRED him to “acknowledge God” and that justified his placing the 10 Commandments monument in the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial building. Naturally, he lost the case.

  4. wheeler Says:


    it is truly ironic that moore opposes ellison on the grounds that ellison would put his religious beliefs ahead of the constitution.

  5. Dan Says:

    Wow… all I can say is wow.

  6. Seriously, folks. Did we NEED him to say all of this stuff? I can practically tell you how he responds to about 99% of the situations that face him. What really surprises me is that people would suggest that he take an oath on a book that, as a Muslim, really doesn’t hold as sacred as the one he prefers.

  7. Don Says:

    Whenever I think about how poor our state government performs I console myself a bit by thinking of how it might have become had Roy Moore been elected our governor for the next four years.

  8. […] You know the background, Ellison is the first Muslim elected to Congressand plans on taking his oath with his hand on a Quran. That has some folks extremely mad. Dennis Prager started it with his demand that Ellison swear on a Bible or not at all. Roy Moore upped the theocratic ante by saying Congress ought to ban Ellison from serving at all. I’ve got links to all these stories and refutations of Prager and Moore here. […]

  9. I read that Muslims cannot be a true Muslim and associate with their natural-born
    enemies, the infadels. Now what ? Have our Politicians allowed enough foreign
    S___m into this country that we, who have made this country the FREE and the BRAVE act like Puppets? YES!

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