Think God has been removed from the public square? Check the headlines again: Christians across the country are stepping outside their professional duties to give Bible lessons.
Assemblies of God pastor David Meek made headlines in praying for the overturning of Roe v. Wade—in an invocation for the Colorado Senate. Six senators walked out in protest.
In Washington, a Superior Court judge ordered attorneys on both sides of a death penalty sentencing to refrain from quoting the Bible—either an Old Testament verse on "an eye for an eye" or New Testament passages on mercy.
Meanwhile, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore may lose his job for his concurring opinion on a custody case. The state Supreme Court ruled unanimously against a lesbian mother in the case, but Moore wrote a 33-page opinion calling homosexual behavior "abhorrent, immoral, detestable, a crime against nature, and a violation of the laws of nature and of nature's God . …It is an inherent evil against which children must be protected."
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Court documents for the Alabama Supreme Court case with Moore's comments are available online.
Articles referenced in the above article include:
"Meek: I had to stand up and pray the word" - The Greeley Tribune (March 11, 2002)
Gay group files ethics complaint on Moore — The Birmingham News (February 22, 2002)
Chief justice touts personal beliefs in case — The Birmingham News (February 20, 2002)
Judge's Ouster Sought After Antigay Remarks — The New York Times (February 20, 2002)
Moore diatribe invites appeal — Montgomery Advertiser (February 19, 2002)
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