By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Judge Roy Moore (R) from Gallant applauded the Kentucky Supreme Court for their recent decision upholding a Kentucky homeland security law which acknowledged Kentucky’s “reliance upon Almighty God” for the “safety and security of the Commonwealth.”
The Republican candidate for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court said, “I am proud of the people of Kentucky and their state legislators, who stood up for the acknowledgment of God as the source of their homeland security. America has always trusted in God for its defense–that is why our National Motto reads, ‘In God We Trust.’”
Kentucky’s highest court rejected arguments by American Atheists, Inc. asking the KY Supreme court to overturn an earlier ruling by the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The KY Court of Appeals ruled that the law does not violated the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution. Conservatives argue that the Establishment Clause merely prevents the government from establishing a national Church. Militant atheists however argue that the Establishment Clause creates a “separation between Church and State” and which bans God and religion from the public square.
This philosophical divide was central to the controversial federal court case over which Judge Moore clashed with militant secularists during his previous term as Alabama’s Chief Justice. Anti-Christian lawyers and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued then Chief Justice Moore and the state of Alabama because they objected to a Ten Commandments display that the Chief Justice had placed in the Alabama Supreme Court Building. A federal judge agreed and demanded that Judge Moore remove the marble display. Chief Justice Moore rejected refused the ruling by federal Judge Myron Thompson. Judge Moore was then removed from office by an appointed committee of Alabama Judges.
Former Chief Justice Moore is the President of the Foundation for Moral Law based in Montgomery, AL.
Judge Moore’s opponent in the November 6th General Election had been outspoken Pelham attorney Harry Lyon; but Friday he was removed from the ballot over politically incorrect statements he made on Facebook about gays, his opponent, and Alabama Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy. Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Robert Vance has qualified to replace Harry Lyon on the November 6th ballot.