It has been reported by LifeSite News that Southern Senate candidate Roy Moore has spoken out again about how he will bring God to the nation if elected. Moore is a pro-life, pro-family Christian Alabama judge running for the US Senate against the will of the establishment of the party. He is sharply contrasted with his socially liberal and pro-abortion opponent, Democratic Senator Doug Jones.
According to LifeSite, Jones believes in providing abortion for women throughout all nine months, right up until the baby is born. In this regard, Jones is a staunch defender of late-term abortion, making him widely unpopular among Christian circles in Alabama. Jones has defended his pro-abortion views throughout the campaign and within his media appearances. Jones thinks that pro-life candidate Moore is filled with "extremism" that is drastically "out of step" with the voters of Alabama.
Roy Moore won his primary victory against Senator Luther Strange in a primary runoff for Alabama's open Senate seat. He told LifeSite that his top priority when entering the U.S. Senate will be to "bring back the Constitution and knowledge of God, which underlines that Constitution."
And how does he plan to do that? By speaking out about the necessity of religion and morality in public life.
Moore wants to "restore the knowledge of God in law and government and to acknowledge and defend the truth that man is endowed with rights, not by our fellow man, but by God."
For more than two decades Moore has been in the public eye as the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. During this time, he hasn't been a stranger to public political controversy. Most notably, he is known for publicly expressing his religious beliefs and conviction that faith, rather than being hidden away like a private hobby, should be integrated into public life.
So who is Roy Moore, the man who could be Alabama's next senator? Moore gained his nickname, "The Ten Commandments Judge," even before he was brought to the Alabama Supreme Court after he refused to take down a hand-carved plaque of the Ten Commandments hanging behind his bench. During this time, he was the Etowah Country circuit court judge.
According to NPR, the American Civil Liberties Union once sued Moore over the plaque and also another issue: Moore's habit of opening sessions with prayer. The ACLU claimed this was unconstitutional, a violation of church and state. Eventually, the case was dismissed, but Moore's profile was escalated.
After being elected to the Alabama Supreme Court, Moore took his public support of the Ten Commandments even further by designing a two-and-a-half ton granite monument of the Ten Commandments to be placed in front of the court. Of course, a federal lawsuit was eventually filed a result, and the monument was deemed unconstitutional. But Moore didn't regret his actions and continued to contend that he did not violate his judicial oath.
"I cannot forsake my conscience. I will not neglect my duty. And I will never, never deny the God upon whom our laws and our country depend," he said, according to NPR.
Although Trump endorsed Moore's establishment opponent, the Alabama Republican didn't run against President Trump, but rather against Mitch McConnell and the GOP establishment, according to CNN. By the end of the campaign, Moore was campaigning on a pledge to oust McConnell as Senate majority leader.
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