"Let everyone who is Godly pray to you while you may be found" (Psalm 32:6)
MOORE TRIAL SET FOR OCT. 15
Pray Trial Will Move Forward Without Delay
In just one week, the lawsuit brought by the ACLU and others against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is scheduled to begin October 15 in Montgomery. Moore's accusers want the Ten Commandments Memorial erected by Moore in the rotunda of the State Judicial Building to be declared unconstitutional and removed.
--U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson will hear the case, which is brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Americans United for the Separation of Church & State (AU), and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
--Moore's attorneys (chief counsel Stephen Melchior and associate counsels Herb Titus and John Eidsmoe - both constitutional scholars) are ready for trial and eager to argue the case. Like "under God" in the pledge of allegiance, the public display of the Ten Commandments has profound legal and symbolic importance not just for Alabama, but also for the entire nation.
--The ACLU sued Judge Moore in 1995 in an effort to force him to remove a Ten Commandments plaque from his county circuit courtroom. When Moore refused to comply with a federal judge's order to take the plaque down, Governor Fob James (R) threatened to mobilize the State Police and National Guard if federal authorities continued to attempt to seize the Commandments.
--Many regard Chief Justice Moore to be an authentic Christian American hero, but not his opponents. Southern Poverty Law Center director Morris Dees, in a letter intended for a colleague but mailed to Moore's attorneys by mistake, said his group's "trial theme" would characterize Moore as a "religious nut."
--"[T]hey're coming against...not me, but...truth," Moore has stated. His case, expected to reach the U.S. Supreme Court, will be costly (Moore must raise his costs privately - see www.tencommandmentsdefense.org).
Pray that Moore's case will go forward, that Chief Justice Moore will have an opportunity to take the witness stand, that the judge will reject ACLU motions for a judgment against Moore without a full trial, and that the trial will not be postponed (the docket is full well into next year and tough cases are often put off to the distant future).
Please Join Us in Constant Prayer:
--Lord, Thank You for RAISING UP Chief Justice Moore to PROCLAIM TRUTH & RESIST EVIL in this hour (Ps 75:7; 94:16; 119:53; Pr 21:22; 28:4; Dan 11:32).
--Grant Moore's attorneys, Steve Melchior, Herb Titus & John Eidsmoe Supernatural WISDOM. Cause God's people to STAND BY Moore & his legal team with PRAYER & FINANCIAL SUPPORT (Num 23:24; 2 Sam 15:21; 1 Chr 12:18, 22; Rom 13:11; Eph 5:14-16).
--Cause Judge Moore's trial to go forward on October 15. Grant him & Christians everywhere a RESOUNDING VICTORY. Let God-fearing men & women across America be stirred to similarly COURAGEOUS ACTION! In Jesus' Name, Amen (2 Sam 22:40a; Ps 18:29; 97:10; 105:14; 119:116-117; Is 41:10; 54:17).
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