August 10, 2004
The former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court is not giving up in his fight for the right to acknowledge God publicly.
Last week Roy Moore, who was removed from office by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary for his refusal to remove a Ten Commandments monument from public display, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case.
The former chief justice says America’s founding documents are clear about acknowledging the Almighty.
The Declaration of Independence is a case in point. "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights," Moore quotes, going on to enumerate those most basic rights and assert, as the founding fathers did, that it is the government’s job to secure them.
However, Moore points out that inherent to the founding fathers understanding of natural human rights was an understanding of their source. "When government forbids God it removes the very concept that rights come from God," he says.
The ousted Alabama judge, who made his comments on CSPAN, contended that morality is not possible without the recognition of God, and America’s laws cannot reasonably be separated from their Judeo-Christian foundation.
"Our morality didn’t come from a constitution [or] from a written code just thought up by our forefathers," Moore says. "It came from the Bible. It was recognized by our forefathers. That law is recognized in a moral code coming directly from the Bible."
Moore continues to be an outspoken and much sought-after commentator on such topics as America’s Christian heritage, religious freedom, and the right and responsibility of American citizens to acknowledge God in the public square. He has appeared on several nationally aired programs, including the Today Show, 20/20, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight, James Dobson’s "Focus on the Family," CBN’s "700 Club," and Dr. D. James Kennedy’s "Coral Ridge Hour."
© 2004 Agape Press.