Editorial: First Amendment Center Comments on Moore's Alabama Monument

September 7, 2003

Source: The First Amendment Center


On September 7, 2003 the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN ran a commentary by senior scholar Charles Haynes on the implications of Judge Roy Moore's establishment of a Ten Commandments monument in the Alabama statehouse and its subsequent removal. Haynes likened Moore's views to early church-establishment fan John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and compared this position with separation of church and state advocate Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island.