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Foundation for Moral Law defends Texas judge who gave convicted murderer a Bible

The Montgomery based Foundation for Moral Law came to the defense of Texas Judge Tammy Kemp from a complaint by Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Kemp presided over the Amber Guyer prosecution. Guyer is a former Dallas Police Officer who gunned down a neighbor when she walked into his apartment, she claimed accidentally. The victim’s brother showed a remarkable display of compassion and forgiveness by pointing Guyer to Jesus and giving her a hug. Kemp came down from the bench after sentencing and gave Guyer her personal Bible, shared the Gospel, and gave her a hug.

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct, claiming that Kemp violated the Establishment Clause and demanded an ethics investigation.

The Foundation for Moral Law sent a response to the Commission, discussing how the FFRF’s claims are based on outdated precedents and that Kemp’s non-coercive way of encouraging Guyer to find redemption in Christ did not violate the Constitution.

Kayla Moore is the President of the Foundation for Moral Law.

“Judge Kemp displayed a much-needed touch of compassion at the end of a very difficult trial by encouraging Guyer to find redemption in the same place where many Americans look: Jesus Christ. Judge Kemp deserves to be commended, not condemned, for her actions,” Moore said.

Kayla Moore is the wife of former Chief Justice Roy Moore. Roy Moore is the founder of the Foundation and has been an outspoken advocate for the right to acknowledge God. Roy Moore is a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Doug Jones.

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Foundation Counsel Matt Clark added, “The United States Supreme Court has been moving away from the obsolete precedents that the FFRF is using to call for Judge Kemp’s punishment. In cases like this, the Court no longer asks whether the government is “endorsing” religion, but instead focuses on whether the practice comports with this nation’s history. The Framers of the First Amendment not only permitted but encouraged the noncoercive encouragement of Christianity. They would be proud of Judge Kemp if they saw what she did.”

The Foundation for Moral Law defends the religious liberties of persons, groups, and government. Groups like the Freedom from Religions Foundation wants to see religion out of the public and governmental realm as much as possible.

Both are nonprofit groups.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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