Republican Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore argued that teenagers commit acts of violence because they are taught the theory of evolution in school, in a 1997 speech on religion’s role in government.
Moore, then an Alabama circuit court judge, argued that teaching teenagers about the role of evolution gives them license to engage in drive-by shootings, according to his appearance at the “Role of Religion in the U.S. Government” conference hosted by the National Clergy Council.
Wanted to share a video of Roy Moore in 1997 arguing that kids commit drive-by shooting because they are taught evolution in school: “They’re acting like animals because we’ve taught them they come from animals.” pic.twitter.com/YoHZXKfpAl
— Christopher Massie (@chrismassie) December 7, 2017
“They’re acting like animals because we’ve taught them they come from animals,” Moore said after using a story about an incompetent scientist to illustrate his opposition to theory of evolution. At the time, the former Alabama Supreme Court justice had recently been sued for refusing to remove a monument to the Ten Commandments from his courtroom. He was later dismissed for his refusal to comply with law.
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