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McConaughey on the Christian Roots of Justice

McConaughey on the Christian Roots of Justice

Not long after his summer blockbuster Free State of Jones came out, Matthew McConaughey explained to The Daily Beast that his character “had a moral code rooted in the Bible and the Declaration of Independence: Love thy neighbor as thyself, and all men are created equal.” He said:

“The abolition of slavery in the Civil War at this time, [was] almost all led by religious movements—Christian movements—that were trumping the ideals that everyone else had. They said, ‘No, this is not right—because of the Bible.’”

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