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.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Moore#Ten_Commandments_monument_controversy
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