Alabama Ten Commandments Controversy

Executive Director Chosen for Universism, a Religion that Opposes Moral Certainty

September 21, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/175/story_17562_1.html

On September 21, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "An upstart religion called Universism has named a new leader who hopes to spread the neo-Deist movement nationwide. Todd Stricker, 25, has been named executive director of the nonprofit organization and said he hopes to launch a new branch in Chicago. University of Alabama-Birmingham medical...

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Moore at the Center of 10 Commandments Controversy, May Pose Problem for GOP

June 14, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2005/06/14/conservatives_popularity_may_be_problem_for_gop/

On June 14, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "As Republican strategists weigh the party's prospects for 2006 and 2008, they are increasingly worried about a political confrontation with Roy S. Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who became a hero to...

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Chief Justice Ray Moore at Senate Concerning 1st Amendment Controversy

June 9, 2004

Source: First Amendment Center

Wire Service: AP

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=13505

On June 9, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "The Alabama chief justice ousted from office for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from his courthouse urged Congress yesterday to make a clear a distinction between government’s legal acknowledgment of religion and illegal promotion of it. Moore is seeking...

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Response to Removal of Judge Roy Moore From Post

November 13, 2003

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/RelChStSep_90/4403_90.htm

On November 13, 2003 Anti-Defamation League reported that they "welcomed the decision by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary to remove Roy Moore from his position as Alabama's Chief Justice.� The Court ruled unanimously that Justice Moore should be removed because of his outright defiance of a federal court order directing him to remove a huge granite monument of the Ten Commandments...

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Update: Ten Commandments Monument in Alabama Judicial Building

October 10, 2003

Source: CNSNews.com

http://www.townhall.com/news/politics/200310/CUL20031006b.shtml

On October 10, 2003 CNSNews.com reported that "hundreds of Christians chanted, sang and prayed for the Ten Commandments on Monday, bringing their eight-day, five-state campaign to Washington, D.C., where they called on lawmakers to pay homage to the role of religion in the United States. The morning rally brought together some of the leading figures in the fight to preserve...

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

September 7, 2003

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=11885

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...

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