Bear with me for just a moment. For those who haven't taken a peek at the Bill of Rights recently, just consider this a refresher.
The First Amendment -- now remember, I said the First Amendment to the Constitution -- prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, or impeding the free exercise of religion or abridging the freedom of speech. It goes on to specify other freedoms of expression.
But nowhere did our founding fathers state that all of that freedom was available to everyone in the United States except Alabama.
A video tape of a speech made in Mississippi, by a prominent resident of Alabama, has just been made public. In it, the Alabaman tells his audience that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution only protects the religious speech of Christians -- not Buddhists, not Jews. He says freedom of religion in America should only apply to Christians.
If you're asking why I would quote this looney, good question! Because he is Roy Moore, currently the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.
I'm exercising my First Amendment right when i say, "God help us all".
I'm Pat McMahon.