By now many Alabamians have watched the campaign clip that had the rest of the country laughing at us for days: former Shelby County commissioner Ted Crockett’s interview last week with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Speaking on Moore’s behalf, Crockett said the judge “probably” believes homosexuality should be illegal and that Americans who aren’t Christian cannot serve in Congress because “you have to swear on a Bible to be an elected official in the United States of America.”
In case you missed it, watch it here:
You probably cringed.
You may have laughed.
And you certainly said, “THIS is why people think Alabama is backward.”
I did, too.
But while watching Crockett’s clip again over the weekend I had another thought: Sure, this guy has a couple of things wrong but he isn’t what’s wrong with our country.
He’s not the problem.
He’s not what we’re fighting against.
He’s not working to uproot our Founding and fundamentally change our culture.
You know who is?
Senator-elect Doug Jones.
Think about it, who’s really more of an embarrassment to Alabama?
— A) The guy who doesn’t know that someone doesn’t actually have to swear on a Bible to hold public office, or
— B) The guy who doesn’t understand it’s wrong to shoot poison into the heart of a seven-month-old unborn child, rip its little arms and legs from its body, and then toss its bloody and broken corpse into the garbage?
In case you missed it, Alabama’s next Senator appeared on MSNBC a few weeks ago and was asked whether he’d support banning abortion after 20-weeks, the time at which an unborn child is known to feel the pain of the brutal procedure (and yes, a woman can have an abortion at any time during her pregnancy, not just in the first trimester as most people mistakenly believe).
“You wouldn’t be in favor of legislation that said ban abortion after 20 weeks, or something like that?” asked Chuck Todd, the show’s host.
“No, I’m not in favor of anything that is going to infringe on a woman’s right and her freedom to choose,” Jones said. “That’s just the position that I’ve had for many years, it’s the position I continue to have.”
Here’s the clip:
Ted Crockett isn’t the best spokesman, and he may be confused and uninformed about some things, but Doug Jones is the real threat to our culture.
Jones may be polished.
Jones may appear affable and smooth.
But make no mistake, his ideas – and that’s what it’s all about, ideas – are a deep and dark embarrassment to the State of Alabama.
Editor’s note: Updated the 15th graph. The previous version read, “The guy who doesn’t understand that a Jewish member of Congress doesn’t have to swear on a King James Bible.” The writer attempted to show that the dozens of congressman we have who are Jewish didn’t have to swear on a Bible, and neither to Muslims, but it only further confused readers.”