Roy Moore Says Religious Liberty ‘Comes From God,’ Not The Constitution

By Antonia Blumberg

Alabama Senate GOP candidate Roy Moore doesn’t think reporters understand the concept of religious liberty.

Moore was questioned by reporters as he entered the U.S. Capitol to meet with GOP senators on Tuesday. The Senate candidate deflected most of the journalists’ questions, including several about a previous comment he made claiming Muslims shouldn’t serve in Congress.

After several failed attempts to get Moore to comment, a reporter asked: “Why can you talk about these issues in Alabama and not in Washington?”

Moore finally offered a response, saying, “Reporters don’t understand religious liberty and where it comes from.”

He continued: “It comes from God, not from the Constitution.”

Moore, who previously served as the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, has a long history of placing his Christian faith before the duties of public office.

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