Lawrence O’Donnell wasn’t too happy that the just-elected U.S. Senator from Alabama, Judge Roy Moore, spoke almost entirely about his Christian faith during his victory speech.
O’Donnell told his viewers they would listen in to the speech, just to get a “flavor” of what Moore was saying. But it obviously tasted bitter, because the host was offended by all the references to God.
"We have become a nation that has distanced ourselves from the very foundation. Washington said that of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. We've got to recognize that we've been separated by something that separation of church and state doesn't stand for. It doesn't separate us from God. Nothing can separate us from God.
"We are one nation under God and we can become one nation unified. There’s so much division in our society… but we’re all created in the image of God. I recall what Harry Truman said in his inaugural address. The American people stand firm in the faith which has inspired this nation from the beginning. We believe that all people are created in the image of God and from that faith we will not be moved. We've been moved, but we can move back.”
O’Donnell interrupted, “Okay, we can come back to the studio for this conversation.”
“What I've been told by the control room is that he has been speaking about God and about God almost exclusively with, I think, so far, no real reference to his opponent or Donald Trump,” O’Donnell added.
The MSNBC host then reminded viewers that Moore said “homosexual conduct should be illegal.” O’Donnell worries that those beliefs will be espoused on the Senate floor, because, God forbid somebody bring an opposing opinion to the table.
Oops, sorry about mentioning God again, Lawrence.