One thing I’ve noticed about defenders of Roy Moore is that, while they love Moore as a symbol for their theocratic Right-wing agenda, he’s really quite embarassing to them as a person. He can get them fired up in private, but his words are far too embarassing to really talk about in public. Jessica Lane took it upon herself to write in about Moore’s defense of our
freedoms as Americans; as far as I can tell, the
freedom she had in mind was the non-existent
freedom to impose your religious beliefs on others from a State office. Yet she never really got down to brass tacks on Roy Moore’s actual words on freedom, so I took it upon myself to quote his words for her and ask whether or not she supported them. As usual, I have yet to receive an answer.
Editors, Opelika-Auburn News:
Jessica Lane’s recent letter urges Americans to stand up and fight for our
freedoms. I couldn’t agree more. However, I can’t agree when she writes that
One man who has stood up for our liberty and freedom is Chief Justice
Let’s look at Roy Moore’s opinions on freedom in his Ex parte H.H. concurring opinion.
Homosexual behavior, Moore writes,
is a ground for divorce,
an act of sexual misconduct punishable as a crime in Alabama, a crime against
nature, an inherent evil, and an act so heinous that it defies one’s ability to
describe it. (Alabama’s sexual misconduct law applies equally to
heterosexuals and homosexuals, so Moore is either ignorant of the law or lying.)
He says legal discrimination against homosexuals
promotes the general
welfare of the people of our State in accordance with our law.
The State carries the power of the sword, that is, the power to
prohibit conduct with physical penalties, such as confinement and even
execution. It must use that power to prevent the subversion of children toward
this lifestyle, to not encourage a criminal lifestyle. (Moore waffled, and
said that he only to give an example of punishments for crimes, but his
statement still clearly says that the government would be within its legal and
moral prerogatives to implement such barbaric punishment.)
Moore is no freedom fighter. He wants the power to invade the bedrooms of consenting adults. He stands for a nanny State that robs Alabama citizens of their rights whenever he doesn’t like what they do with them. He believes the government should have the power to imprison and slaughter people simply because they are gay.
Give me liberty or give me death indeed! We must fight for liberty — for everyone, not just the people Roy Moore likes.