Roy Moore to visit AFA

Published 12:48 pm Monday, August 1, 2005

By By Adam Prestridge
Roy Moore made national headlines two years ago with his fight to keep a monument of the Ten Commandments in the foyer of the Alabama Supreme Court Building in Montgomery.
He may have lost that battle; he continues his fight to keep God in our government.
He will bring that message to Atmore as the guest speaker at Atmore First Assembly of God at 11 a.m. on Aug. 14.
"We are delighted to have Judge Roy S. Moore as our special guest at First Assembly," Rev. Don Davis said. "A man who stands on God's word as being the final authority to all that matters. We are so pleased to have him share his testimony. We are so excited to have a man of such spiritual conviction and courage to share from our pulpit and to declare to us the wondrous works of God. He is a devoted husband and father."
Moore stood strong in his fight to keep the Ten Commandments in the state capitol, but eventually lost the long, hard-fought battle.
"What's going to happen is that every mention of God will eventually be stricken from your public life," he said. "'In God We Trust' will be taken off our money, 'Under God' will be taken off our pledge. When we cannot acknowledge who this God is it will be taken from us. It's that simple."
Rev. Davis went on to quote scripture from Psalms 14:1, which reads, "The fool hath said in his heart there is no God."
"A creation with no God!" Rev. Davis said. "Who can conceive of such a thing? There cannot be an after without a before, there can never be an upper without a lower, and there cannot be a creature without the creator."
Moore is a native of Etowah County, Alabama. He graduated from Etowah High School in 1965 and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1969 from the United States Military Academy at West Point. After military service, Judge Moore returned to Alabama, where he completed his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1977 from the University of Alabama School of Law.
"How is it possible to hold your country out to the rest of the world as a moral force for good, when that same society demands that the exaltation of the conduct that achieves virtuous behavior, must be stripped from the culture?" Moore said.
Chief Justice Moore served our Country as a Captain in the Military Police Corps of the United States Army. He also served as Battalion Staff Officer at Ft. Riley, Kansas, and Illesheim, Germany, and as a Company Commander in Vietnam. During his professional career, Chief Justice Moore became the first full-time Deputy District Attorney in Etowah County and served in this position from 1977 until 1982. In 1984, Chief Justice Moore undertook private practice of law in Gadsden, until he became Circuit Judge, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in 1992. Chief Justice Moore served in this capacity until his election as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama in November 2000.

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