A tour of former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s famous Ten Commandments monument has concluded after 164 showings in 21 states.
The group American Veterans in Domestic Defense said the tour included rallies at state capitols, churches and courthouses.
Moore gave possession of the monument to AVIDD under the project name American Veterans Standing for God and Country “because he felt that veterans had a stake in the preservation of our godly heritage and the protection of our religious symbols.”
As WorldNetDaily reported, the Alabama Supreme Court stripped Moore of his chief justice position for defiance of a federal judge’s order to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse.
The national tour began July 30, 2004, at the famous courthouse in Dayton, Tenn., where the Scopes Trial was held over teaching evolution in public schools.
The tour is in South Carolina this week and will conclude Monday at Harvest Worship Center in Douglasville, Ga., near Atlanta.
“The veterans and AVIDD will continue to have a strong
interest in the final resting place of the Ten Commandments
monument,” said Jim Cabaniss, president of AVIDD and National Tour director.
“In eight months of touring the U.S.A. with the Ten Commandments monument we have had few complaints and an overwhelmingly positive response from all kinds of Americans,” he said. “Belief in and support of the Ten Commandments are ideas that unite our people.”