Roy Moore is trying to start the next American Revolution. He fired the opening shot in August 2001, when the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, along with a band of evangelical Christian supporters and a television crew, installed a statue of the Ten Commandments in the state court rotunda.
A federal court has since ordered Moore to remove the statue and an ethics panel threw him off the bench for refusing to uphold the rule of law and violating his oath of office.
But while the courts criticize Roy Moore, many Alabamians celebrate him as a man willing to stand up for God. And now that he is no longer on the bench, Moore’s fight is likely to continue in another arena with a run for governor or perhaps the U.S. Senate.
Judge Roy Moore, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court