Roy Moore’s Illiberal Vision for America: New at Reason

Last week, Alabama handed victory to Roy Moore, a Christian Reconstructionist with barely disguised plans to plant ChristianRoy Moore rule on American soil, in the Senate Republican primary. Ironically, this happened the same week that Saudi Arabia, an Islamic theocracy, lifted its ban on female drivers and started moving away from its strict version of sharia law.

Moore is an implacable foe of Islam and sharia. But the truth of the matter, notes Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia, is that Moore's Christianity has more in common with sharia than American liberal democracy. If he had his druthers, he'd turn back the clock to New England-style puritanism when it comes to gay rights, women's reproductive rights and religious liberty.

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