Judge Roy Moore’s critics, both within conservative circles and without, have maintained that Moore violated the law by disobeying the order of a federal judge to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from his courthouse. But Moore brilliantly argues that those who ordered him to remove the monument are the ones breaking the law by ordering him to violate his oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
In So Help Me God, Moore argues that the states must acknowledge the moral principles on which America was founded and that it is not illegal to do so. This book articulates why Moore believes elected and appointed government officials have the right and the obligation to acknowledge God as the foundation of American government and jurisprudence.
Moore’s steadfast stand against the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from Alabama’s state Judicial Building rotunda resulted in his removal from the highest judicial office in Alabama. When U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled the granite carving was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion, Moore refused to obey the order. Nevertheless, his eight colleagues on the state Supreme Court overruled him.
Descriptive and engaging, Judge Moore gives play-by-play synopsis of his cross-examination in the courtroom of the Alabama Judicial Building, the place where he had, ironically, previously presided as chief justice. Drawing on history as well as stories from his life experiences, Judge Moore goes on to pose a brilliant argument that it is imperative, constitutional, and ethical for the government to acknowledge God.
The ACLU among others is attempting to take our right to acknowledge God. Moore calls us to acknowledge the true meaning of separation of church and state, and to understand this nation’s intended relationship with God.