“[Even though America’s founders were deeply influenced by Christian ideas], they did not found the country as a Christian nation,” Moore contends, according to CBN News. “[This] is why there is, for instance, no religious test for office holders and why there is a separation between the responsibilities of the State from the responsibilities of the Church — or of worshipping <sic> communities in the United States.”
Moore phrased the separation of church and state rather carefully but concedes its existence which is astonishing for a Baptist leader. Moore, 44, is the influential president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He signed the repugnant anti-gay Manhattan Declaration. On the other hand, in 2014 he denounced reparative therapy. That bit of critical thinking doesn't seem to have caught on in Evangelical circles.