Judge Roy Moore
Judge Roy Moore, the former Alabama chief justice who was ousted from office after battling for the right to display the Ten Commandments in the state courthouse, debuts today as an exclusive columnist for WorldNetDaily.
“We are deeply honored to welcome Judge Moore to WorldNetDaily,” said WND Editor Joseph Farah. “He has shown the nation he is a rarity in public service – a man of principle who’s not afraid to acknowledge God and defend the Constitution while refusing to buckle under the pressure of politically correct elitists.”
As WorldNetDaily reported, Alabama’s nine-member Court of the Judiciary voted unanimously to oust Moore as chief justice in 2003 for defying a federal judge’s order to remove a Ten Commandments monument he had installed in the rotunda of the state courthouse. Moore unsuccessfully appealed the action, saying it set a “dangerous precedent” that requires judges to deny their oath of office by barring acknowledgement of God, which is stipulated in Alabama’s constitution. In effect, Moore said at the time, he was ousted because he failed a “religious test” forcing him to choose between allegiance to God and his job.
Monument of Ten Commandments
Moore had placed the 5,300-pound granite Ten Commandments monument in the Alabama judicial building in 2002.
A West Point graduate and Vietnam veteran, Moore is the chairman of the Foundation for Moral Law in Montgomery, Ala.
Before being elected chief justice of Alabama, Moore was a trial court judge. He is the father of four and the author of “So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom.”
Judge Moore now devotes his time to First Amendment and other moral issues, teaching about America’s history and the right to acknowledge God.
Moore’s column, which is entitled “Our Moral Foundation,” will appear on WND’s commentary page each Wednesday.
“I believe that the most important issue facing our country is whether we will choose to acknowledge God and His sovereignty or continue down the path of destruction paved by secular humanism,” writes Moore in today’s commentary. “Nearly every issue and every problem we face in this country can be traced back to what kind of role we believe God plays in our society.”
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