Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore calls out school system for removing student led prayer


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is calling out the Blount County School board for taking prayer out of football games. “We are seeing religious liberty taken away,” said Judge Roy Moore.

It is not the first time Judge Roy Moore has been at the front of a religious battle, in the public eye.

“When he installed the monument to the Ten Commandments in the rotunda, during his first term in office, he basically said that this is a reminder that God’s law reins supreme in Alabama,” said Richard Cohen.  

The president of the Southern Poverty Law Center Richard Cohen, calls this improper for a public figure to do.

Now, Moore has sent a memo to all school districts in Alabama citing supreme court cases that involve student lead prayer.

“Politicians, school board members need to be held accountable to the people,” said Moore.

This comes after students in Blount  County were told they could no longer pray before football games.

That decision came after a complaint filed against them by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

“The Bill of Rights is intended to protect not simply the majority, but the minority as well,” said Cohen.

“We’ve got a national motto, you carry it in your wallet, it says “In God we trust,” do you think that God is not a particular God?” said Moore.

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