I live in Texas, but I admire Alabama justice – Chief Justice Roy Moore, that is. In Texas, we place a premium on people who say what they mean and mean what they say. Chief Justice Moore is such a man.

He has become known as the Ten Commandments judge because in every courthouse in which he has presided, he has posted the Ten Commandments – raising the ire of the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Rev. Barry Lynn of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. In Texas, he has also became known as a courageous standard bearer for traditional biblical values.

The ninth commandment states, “Thou shalt not lie.” My parents taught me early in life that to tell a falsehood you think is true is a mistake, but to tell a falsehood that you know is false is a lie. It seems those who have devoted their lives to seeing all vestiges of God removed from the public sector do not mind breaking the ninth commandment to advance their cause.

At every turn, I hear and read that Chief Justice Moore moved the Ten Commandments monument into the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court building in the dead of night because he knew he was breaking the law. It is a matter of public record that this is not true.

In fact, Chief Justice Moore informed responsible parties in the courthouse of his intention to move the monument into the rotunda. Due to its size, he elected to move it in after hours, so as not to interrupt the normal flow of business in the courthouse. Unfortunately, the moving company had difficulty moving the giant monument and getting it in the building safely. They were delayed for hours loading the monument and securing the beautiful floors of the courthouse so as not to deface them.

Yes, the monument was moved in after hours, but it was the size of the monument that dictated that, not a dishonest chief justice. If anyone tells you otherwise, they may not be making a mistake – they may be lying. It is a fair question to ask of those who do so: “Why?”

On Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., thousands of concerned citizens from all over America will be standing out in front of the Alabama State Supreme Court Building in support of Chief Justice Moore and his efforts to honor God.


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