Roy Moore is going to keep people like me busy. If he wins the Alabama Senate seat in December he will go to Washington and continue to make his historically misinformed Christian nationalist claims. But in terms of politics, I don’t think it really matters that Moore is probably going to the Senate instead of Luther Strange. Both men will vote the same way on most issues.
Here is a taste of Rachel Chason’s Washington Post piece on Moore’s brand of Christian politics:
Roy Moore’s reading of the Bible has long informed the way the former chief justice of Alabama interpreted the law, and it promises to continue to do so now that he has won the Alabama Republican primary.
Moore, unlike any other Senate candidate in recent history, made his belief in the supremacy of a Christian God over the Constitution the cornerstone of his campaign.
“I want to see virtue and morality returned to our country and God is the only source of our law, liberty and government,” Moore said during Thursday’s debate with incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, who was backed by President Trump and the Republican establishment.
The central argument of Moore’s campaign, The Washington Post’s Michael Scherer reported, is that removing the sovereignty of a Christian God from the functions of government is an act of apostasy, an affront to the biblical savior as well as the Constitution. He even carries a pocket pamphlet that he published with a legal theory of God’s supremacy.
Read the entire piece here.