Written by Don Byrd
Disgraced former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has regained his seat after winning election yesterday for the post. Moore famously refused a federal court order to remove a granite 10 Commandments monument from the courthouse and was ousted from his post by his fellow justices. Moore apparently did not run away from that past.
“I have no doubt this is vindication for what I stood for,” Moore told supporters during a televised election speech. “Go home with the knowledge that we’ll stand for the acknowledgment of God.”
Moore embraced his rebellious past during his campaign to retake the chief justice seat. Campaign signs referred to him as the “Ten Commandments judge,” and his victory party Tuesday night featured a cake shaped like the tablets of the Ten Commandments.
With that attitude, how long before he’s in the middle of another church-state controversy?