>The American Inquisition Has Begun
>By Chuck Baldwin
>The Covenant News ~ November 15, 2003
>I was in attendance at Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's trial in
>Montgomery this past Wednesday and Thursday. "Trial" is not really the
>proper word, however. A better word is "inquisition."
>There was never a doubt that the "judges" had made up their minds to
>remove Chief Justice Moore from the bench before the proceedings ever
>began. They sat like wooden Indians throughout the trial, taking few notes
>and, with only one exception, making no comments, and asking no questions.
>Furthermore, Moore's attorneys had some 20 pieces of evidentiary material
>that they could have presented. This was denied. There were also several
>credible witnesses, including former Alabama Governor Fob James, that
>could have been called to testify on Moore's behalf. This was also denied.
>The trial took upon itself a distinctive tone of inquisition when Alabama
>Attorney General Bill Pryor questioned Chief Justice Moore. Here is an
>exchange between Pryor and Moore taken from the official transcript of the
>Pryor: Mr. Chief Justice? And your understanding is that the Federal court
>ordered that you could not acknowledge God; isn't that right?
>Moore: Yes.
>Pryor: And if you resume your duties as Chief Justice after this
>proceeding, you will continue to acknowledge God as you have testified
>that you would today---
>Moore: That's right.
>Pryor: ---no matter what any other official says?
>Moore: Absolutely. (Chief Justice Moore then elaborated.)
>Pryor: The only point I am trying to clarify, Mr. Chief Justice, is not
>why, but only that, in fact, if you do resume your duties as Chief
>Justice, you will continue to do that [acknowledge God] without regard to
>what any other official says; isn't that right?
>Moore: (He responds by listing numerous examples of the public
>acknowledgement of God, and concluded answering the question.) I think you
>Does any reader of this exchange not see what Bill Pryor was demanding? He
>was demanding that Chief Justice Roy Moore not acknowledge God! Pryor did
>not even refer to the Ten Commandments. He repeatedly asked Moore if he
>would continue to acknowledge God. To acknowledge God was deemed an
>impermissible activity and for this Roy Moore was removed as Alabama Chief
>Watching Bill Pryor examine Roy Moore in such a fashion reminded me of the
>movie "Luther." It was shockingly similar to the moment when the great
>reformer stood in front of the Roman council and heard the inquisitor
>shout, "Will you recant? Will you recant? Will you recant?"
>It is more than interesting that Bill Pryor asked Chief Justice Moore
>three times whether he would continue to acknowledge God, because Satan
>asked the Lord Jesus three times to fall down and worship him, and Simon
>Peter denied Christ three times. There does seem to be a pattern!
>The point that all Americans must understand is that Chief Justice Roy
>Moore was removed from the bench, not for committing any crime, not for
>participating in unethical conduct, and not even for posting the Ten
>Commandments in the Alabama Judicial Building. He was removed from office
>for acknowledging God!
>Americans must understand that people such as judge Myron Thompson and
>Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor actually believe that the public
>acknowledgement of God is illegal activity. Even more dangerous, they
>believe that a federal judge's order, not the U.S. Constitution, is the
>supreme law of the land. Pryor said as much during the trial.
>There is yet another similarity of Roy Moore's trial to a Dark Ages-style
>inquisition. Not only was he commanded to recant his public acknowledgment
>of God, the trial itself was conducted out of public view. No television
>cameras or recording devices were allowed. Obviously, the inquisitors did
>not want the American people to see and hear for themselves what took
>place inside the Alabama Judicial Building on that day.
>However, reminiscent of Dark Ages-style punishment, while the trial took
>place in obscurity, TV cameras were allowed in the courtroom the next day
>when the verdict to remove Moore from the bench was announced, so all
>America could witness the "hanging."
>The removal of Chief Justice Roy Moore as Alabama Supreme Court Chief
>Justice is a travesty of justice, a reproach upon our national honor, and
>an insult to the voters of Alabama! It is also painfully obvious that
>since the American inquisition has begun, it is now time for an American
>The American reformation should begin with the voters of Alabama electing
>Roy Moore to the highest office of that state and by the American people
>electing men and women to Congress who will immediately put a stop to
>these black-robed inquisitors!
>Let the reformation begin!
>Chuck Baldwin
><mailto:[email protected]>[email protected]
>Chuck Baldwin Live


From: Bob Jones

Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 7:55 PM

Subject: Today, a cry has gone out across our land...

Chief Justice Roy Moore is a TRUE CHRISTIAN SOLDIER, A TRUE AMERICAN HERO, A PATRIOT!!! Here is a fellow American I am proud of!!! He has chosen to take a stand for YHVH, will you??? Pray the Imprecatory Prayer against his critics that total destruction come upon them!!! Fight the satanic seedline jew anywhere & everywhere, by any means possible! Put your life & your faith in YHVH!!! Pastor Bob Jones  

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Fri Aug 3 17:42:50 2001

Moore puts Commandments monument in court building


News staff writer

MONTGOMERY Chief Justice Roy Moore on Wednesday unveiled a
5,280-pound granite monument to the Ten Commandments that was
placed in the rotunda of the state Judicial Department building during the

"When I ran for the office of chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, I
made a pledge to restore the moral foundation of law," Moore said during
a brief ceremony attended by several dozen people. "May this day mark
the beginning of the restoration of the moral foundation of law to our
people and a return to the knowledge of God in our land."

The monument's unveiling drew immediate criticism from fellow justices,
who said they would have preferred to have been consulted before it was
brought into the building Tuesday night, as well as a former top supporter
of Moore's and plaintiffs in a previous suit against his display of the Ten

Moore's refusal to remove a hand-carved plaque of the Ten
Commandments from his Gadsden courtroom made national headlines
and propelled his election last year to the state's top judicial office.

The monument is topped by flat stone tablets inscribed with a version of
the Ten Commandments and has the phrase "Laws of Nature and of
Nature's God, Declaration of Independence 1776" engraved in large letters
on the front. Quotes from historic figures and documents are inscribed on
all four sides of its base.

Richard Hahnemann of Huntsville, the sculptor, said he donated his labor
and will receive no fee for the work. Private donations paid for the
monument, and no tax funds were used in its construction or installation,
Moore said.

Dean Young, executive director of the Gadsden-based Christian Family
Association, said Moore previously has refused to place other documents
around the Ten Commandments and by doing so now has opened himself
to questions about his credibility. Young's group helped raise thousands
of dollars for Moore's election campaign last year.

Since he has waited months to display the Commandments, some will
say he is acting now for political reasons, Young said.

"I believe this is a step in the right direction, but Judge Moore is going to
have difficulty explaining why he has had a change of heart," said Young.
"People don't trust him like they used to."

Joel Sokol, who sued Moore on behalf of the American Civil Liberties
Union, said he hasn't seen the monument, "but if its primary thrust is a
religious thrust," then it violates the constitutional principle of
separation of
church and state and is inappropriate.

"If the Ten Commandments display is part of an overall larger display
involving the development of law in this country, then it is clearly
permissible. The Ten Commandments has a role in the development of our
secular law," said Sokol.

The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for
Separation of Church and State, called the monument "a monumental
violation of the U.S. Constitution."

"The Ten Commandments is a religious code and should not be promoted
by the government," said Lynn. "The Commandments have done well for
thousands of years. They don't need Roy Moore's help. Moore's religious
crusade is almost certain to spark a lawsuit. Our legal department is
already investigating the issue."

Justice Gorman Houston said Moore didn't consult him or tell him or other
justices in advance about plans to place the monument in the building. He
would have preferred to have been consulted, Houston said.

Former Chief Justice Sonny Hornsby consulted justices of the Supreme
Court, Houston said, when the words of Thomas Jefferson were selected
to be inscribed around the base of the dome in the rotunda.

As chief justice, Moore has the power to handle administrative matters,
but "generally we have been consulted," Houston said.

He would not give his opinion on whether the monument unconstitutionally
blurs the line between church and state, since a case involving those
issues might come before the court.

Justice Tom Woodall also said he wishes Moore had consulted the
justices in advance. Justice Douglas Johnstone had no comment and
efforts to reach the other justices were unsuccessful.

State Sen. Albert Lipscomb, R-Magnolia Springs, attended the unveiling
Wednesday and called the monument beautiful. "It's appropriately
surrounded by so much of our American history," said Lipscomb.

Moore said Samuel Adams, in a speech in Philadelphia on the day before
the declaration's signing, acknowledged and paid tribute to "the Sovereign
to whom alone all men ought to be obedient."

"Today, a cry has gone out across our land for the acknowledgment of
that God upon whom we are dependent as a nation, and for those simple
truths that our forefathers found to be self-evident," Moore said.