By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Alabama’s best known living jurist collected another national endorsement on Monday when influential Christian author and talk radio host Dr. James Dobson endorsed former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s quest to be the next Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.
Dr. Dobson stated, “It is with confidence and enthusiasm that I endorse Judge Roy Moore as a candidate for Chief Justice of the State of Alabama. I have known this man for many years and admire him for his integrity, wisdom, and knowledge of the law. He is a graduate of West Point and a former company commander in Vietnam. Judge Moore is a devoted family man with four children and three grandchildren.”
Dr. Dobson added, “As a constitutional lawyer who understands the limitations of government, Judge Roy Moore is highly qualified to serve as Chief Justice. Speaking as a private individual, I recommend him highly to the people of Alabama.”
Judge Moore’s staunch impassioned defense of the principles of a strict constructionist interpretation of the Constitution, religious liberty, and the acknowledgement of God have earned him both supporters and opponents far beyond the borders of Alabama.
The Etowah County Judge gained prominence when militant atheists demanded that he remove his copy of the Ten Commandments from his court room. In 2002 the people of Alabama elected Judge Moore to be the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He was removed from the court by his fellow justices after he refused to move his granite Ten Commandment display from the Alabama Supreme Court building after it was ordered removed by a federal judge.
Judge Moore’s November 6th opponent is Jefferson County Circuit Judge Robert Vance (D).
Dr. James Clayton Dobson age 76 is an American evangelical Christian author, psychologist, and talk radio host. In 1977 he founded Focus on the Family (FOTF). At its height, 220 million people in 164 countries listened to his radio program which aired on over 7,000 radio channels and 60 TV stations. After leaving Focus on the Family he founded Family Talk in 2010 and launched a new radio broadcast, “Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson”