Moore's Ten Commandments monument

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Overview of this Controversy

Date Originated: July of 2001
Categories: Separation of Church & State & Roy Moore
Upon being elected, Roy Moore had a nearly 3-ton monument of the Ten Commandments displayed outside of the courthouse. He was supported by various religious groups.A judged ruled that, the monument, clearly Judeo-Christian, being displayed is a clear violation of the First Amendment that prohibits the government from endorsing a religion and must be removed. On August 14, Moore announced his intention to disobey Judge Thompson's order to have the monument removed. Moore had to be forcibly removed from office.
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