Posted by Vogeler on June 26, 2007
As many of you know, I am against the attempt to legislate morality. Morality is something that comes from the inside, and I believe that I as a follower of Jesus Christ am obligated to share His Word with a world in need. This is what may change society, not a bunch of laws.
Because I feel this way, I had two quotes as part of my e-mail signature. One of them was by a man named Roger Williams, in 1635. The other, the phrase, “You can’t legislate morality”, was mine. Or so I thought.
It has come to my attention that this phrase was first made prominent by Barry Goldwater in 1964 and has since been frequently used by other politicians.
I apologize for this lapse, and any misunderstandings that may have resulted from it.