Roy Moore, who is all but certain to be reelected to his old seat on the Alabama Supreme Court after being thrown out of the job for refusing to comply with a federal court order, actually tries to claim Thomas Jefferson on his side in making a loony claim about “false religions.”
Moore: Thomas Jefferson in his Bill for Religious Freedom said that would happen, when men presume to restrict your freedom then they will allow false religions to come into your country and it all began when he said ‘well aware that the opinions and beliefs of man depend not upon their own will but follow involuntarily the evidence proposed to their minds that almighty God hath created the mind free.’ You see he recognized that God gives him that freedom of conscience and when men come in and try to restrict it what happens is false religions come in and that’s what’s happening in our country today. Christians are being persecuted while people of a religion foreign to our country are doing what they want.
Seriously, could there be more bullshit packed into that statement even if he intentionally tried to sound as dishonest and stupid as possible? I’d love to hear him try to explain what language in Jefferson’s bill supports him. That law was passed by James Madison while Jefferson was out of the country, but upon hearing that the bill had passed, Jefferson said that he was very happy that his Virginia had now established “freedom for the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mohammedan, the Hindu and infidel of every denomination.” You know, all those “false religions” that Moore thinks should be outlawed.