Thursday, Judge Roy Moore, President Emeritus of the Montgomery based Foundation for Moral Law, and Kayla Moore, the Foundation’s President announce that on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, the “Ten Commandments Monument” will be returned to Montgomery, Alabama, to be placed at One Dexter Avenue on the first floor of the Foundation for Moral Law.
“One of the most important issues affecting our Country is a lack of morality,” Judge Moore said. “The Ten Commandments represent the ‘Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,’ upon which our Nation began in 1776.”
In 2003 a federal judge ordered that the Ten Commandments Monument be removed from the Alabama Supreme Court Building. Then Chief Justice Moore appealed the ruling and sought a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court and refused to remove the monument while the case was under appeal. The Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) suspended Moore as Chief Justice based on a complaint from the Montgomery based Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) who claimed that the monument being in a government building amounted to an establishment of Christianity as a state religion. The Court of the Judiciary found in favor of the JIC and removed Moore as Chief Justice.
“The Ten Commandments Monument will be returned to our state’s capital, only blocks from where it was removed in 2003, where it will stand as a continual memorial to the foundation of our laws,” Judge Moore. “Today more than ever, we need to return to those laws and moral standards upon which our Country was founded.”
Judge Moore is a candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Doug Jones (D).
“Our decline as a nation will not be at the hand of a foreign power or external enemy but will occur only when we lose that virtue and morality, under God, upon which we began,” Judge Moore stated, “The Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God are not only the source of our morals but also our unalienable rights. We have the right to religious liberty because God said, ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me,’ and we have the right to life because God said, ‘Thou shalt not kill.’”
The Ten Commandments Monument should arrive in Montgomery the afternoon of Tuesday, February 11, between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend and a press conference will be available for credentialed media.
Moore was elected by the people of Alabama as Chief Justice again in 2012. He was suspended for the remainder of his term by the COJ after the SPLC accused Moore of not enforcing the controversial Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court ruling ordering the states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Moore did not issue an order to Alabama’s probate judges to issue the licenses. Moore argued that only the full Alabama Supreme Court could give such an order.
Moore defeated appointed Sen. Luther Strange (R) in the 2017 Republican primary special election; but was defeated in the special general election by Jones after Moore was accused of inappropriate behavior with young women in the 1970s. Moore denies the accusations.
Kayla Moore is the wife of Judge Moore.
The Republican primary is March 3.