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'10 Commandments' judge explores presidential bid
March 29th, 2011
02:51 PM ET

'10 Commandments' judge explores presidential bid

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who garnered attention and lost his job after building a Ten Commandments monument outside Alabama's judicial building, is considering seeking the Republican presidential nomination, his top aide confirmed to CNN.

Moore plans to announce in mid-April that he is setting up a presidential exploratory committee, the aide, Zachery Michael told CNN.

Moore will potentially seek the nomination because "we've seen the same type of politician running for president – the elitist type," Michael said. "What sets him a part is he can connect to all Americans and has an idea of what Americans are going through. We are seeing the same types of people run and we aren't getting anywhere."

Read the full story about Alabama judge Roy Moore's plans to seek the GOP nomination
- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Politics

soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Johnj

    The Republican party is slowly falling apart

    March 30, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
    • Frederica

      It's USA that's falling apart because of moral decadence. Don't go for a civil war because the world still needs Christians in USA.

      March 30, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  2. derp

    That guy looks gayer than Larry Craig and Ted Haggard taped together.

    March 30, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  3. bp

    More of the same rhetoric, either your a ultra consevative christian Republican or your not an American at all. This makes me sick to my stomach. Good lock GOP on getting elected spewing garbage like this out so you can appease a small minoriy of people who undeservingly have a very large voice in government

    March 30, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
  4. a guy

    Oh goody. Another conservative nutjob willing to throw away millions only to be embarrassed come November 2012.

    March 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
  5. Raider Duck

    This guy couldn't even get the Gubernatorial nomination in hard-right Christianist Alabama.

    YOU would have a better shot of getting the GOP Presidential nod.

    March 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  6. PRISM 1234

    I don't know much about this man, but what I do know, by reading about his affiliations and views, he is just the same as any other "tea party', conservative.
    When they say "What sets him a part is he can connect to all Americans and has an idea of what Americans are going through" it's not true.
    It has to be a contradiction, or else he would not align himself with Republicans and their ilk.
    I do believe that at one time he was a man of strong character and stood up alone in the face of opposition, having faith in God in whom He trusted to sustain him. But to join up with the Pharisees of Republican party, he must have lost the vision of God. Any person who align themselves with those whitewashed tombstones' party, will ultimately end up absorbing their stench, and become their mindless puppet!

    I also will say this: the WORST thing that American Christians have ever done is aligning themselves and giving support to the corrupt Republican party. If they wanted to support them for some issues worth supporting, they should have lifted up the Standards to them, and told them to comply! But NO! ..... They, the Republican Pharisees have shaped the Christianity in this country, and made those who go along with them as salt thrown in the streets, runned over and trodden under the feet of men, as Jesus Christ spoke of. And that's exactly what happened.
    Today's majority of American Christians have lost the vision of Christ of the Bible . If they did not, then, how can they support the cruel, corrupt party that puts on the front, making show of piously "fighting for the rights of the unborn", but yet thinks nothing of millions of ordinary people (I mean, citizens of this country) to go without basic human right that when they are sick, and in dire need of medical help, they can't get it. And if they have no resources to pay, the very ones who claim morals and sit to warm the pews on Sunday morning , call them sorry and lazy , kicking them down adding insults to their injuries. And if they loose everything they worked for , because the vultures come and get it, then they are kicked adn knowcked down twice, because they ar told, they didn't provide enough for themselves.... Because it is THEY, the corrupt Republicans who endorse , support, fight for, and give power to Corporate Mafia of Ins/Med/Pharma industries to do as they will, and they don't see anything wrong with it( this is just that tip of the iceberg, there is so much more to their hypocrisy) ....

    So, Someone tell me: IS THIS NOT EVIL? Should Christians of this country align themselves with those corrupt Pharisees? Anyone has a word?.....
    If anyone of you is in doubt that things written here are true, go and read the Scriptures. Two whole pages typed in fine print would not be enough to name the Scriptures of what God has to say to those who oppress the poor, and withold justice from those who are not able to defend themselves...
    And yet so many Christians shut their eyes and just follow the Republican party and their cronies, who puch their propaganda, who re equivalent to long robed Pharisees of Jesus time, all polished outside like whitewashed tombstones, yet fool of dead bones!
    It's no wonder that the world won't have anything to do with Christianiaty of today!
    So, this man , if he joins the group described here, even the light that is still burning in him, will just get extinguished!

    March 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
  7. Frederica

    All the intelligent and decent Americans must be watching Fox News instead of CNN.

    March 30, 2011 at 1:05 am |
    • Obvious

      "Frederica" is a troll, no doubt about it.

      March 30, 2011 at 1:10 am |
  8. knock knock

    And i suport roy moore did back then2. I ben voting 4 JESUS N office. Jesus is the head of every man by GODS GLORY. dnt deny urself that he may not deny u.

    March 29, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
    • who's there?

      Jesus.
      Jesus who?
      Jesus would you quit making knock knock jokes!

      March 30, 2011 at 12:46 am |
    • derp

      There should be a spelling test for voting rights. Most of riligitards would fail.

      March 30, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  9. knock knock

    Liberty? Freedom tsk tsk at nonbelieving fools. There was a price. Salvation is free. It aint always cheap. G0 h0me and c ur real maker. JESUS NOT A GOD 2THE DEAD. UR LIBERTY DNT HAVE2b a lie. u free 2go home. 4all u knw the 2nd coming is death. and u dnt knw the hour. i am the thief. dnt hate me 4taking advantage of My God given rite.

    March 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
    • who's there?

      Jesus Cash!
      Jesus Cash who?
      See, I knew you were nuts!

      March 30, 2011 at 12:48 am |
    • who's there?

      Orange!
      Orange who?
      Orange. You know, O.J.? I just escaped from prison. Let me in!

      March 30, 2011 at 12:50 am |
    • Stan D

      Knock knock
      "Who's there?"
      "Jesus, and I'll burn you alive forever if you don't let me in!"
      "I'm calling the police."

      March 30, 2011 at 1:01 am |
    • Stan D

      Knock knock
      "Who's there?"
      "GOD"
      "Which one?"
      "The one who will kill you."
      "I'm calling the police."

      March 30, 2011 at 1:11 am |
    • Stan D

      Knock knock
      "Who's there?"
      "Anonymous"
      "Why are you knocking on my door?"
      "I don't know."
      "I'm calling the police."

      March 30, 2011 at 1:16 am |
  10. Frederica

    America needs vocal Christians more than ever, for the safety of everyone including Muslims.

    March 29, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
    • Raider Duck

      Why on EARTH would any country need more gullible fools who pray to an imaginary, invisible sky-man?

      March 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
    • PraiseTheLard

      Raider Duck asked: "Why on EARTH would any country need more gullible fools who pray to an imaginary, invisible sky-man?"

      So that the other gullible fools won't be so lonely...

      March 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Frederica, from the true HeavenSent.

      Amen..

      March 31, 2011 at 10:29 am |
  11. Frederica

    Yes, bring back the head to the headless body. America needs the Commandment #1-4, not just #5-10. Because #1-4 are missing, #5-10 are wildly being violated.

    March 29, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
    • Kenneth Frasse

      Are you an American? Your English is not that great. Where do you get off telling us what we need? If you live here, why don't you go back to whatever Christian nightmare you came from and let those of us who actually appreciate liberty enjoy it.

      In other words, STFU

      March 29, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
    • Frederica

      Kenneth, you must not be true American because true Americans listen to foreigners( sometimes too much). Be American and listen to religious people. You secular Americans are ruining the nation with internal pollution.

      March 29, 2011 at 11:51 pm |
    • Kenneth Frasse

      I get it – you are just a troll. Nobody is that crazy.

      March 30, 2011 at 12:52 am |
    • ColinO

      @Kenneth – This is pretty much the conclusion I've come to. Reading the posts by these folks, they're so incredibly /facepalm inducing, there really can be no other explanation than they're just pulling our legs. Right? I mean, they can't be serious, right?

      Anyways, I've always thought it was kind of funny how the religious are referred to as 'the flock' by their leaders, etc. You would think straight up being called sheep would be offensive, given a sheep would walk off a cliff if they're leader led them that way, and yet they seem to embrace it.

      March 30, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
    • ColinO

      *edit And of course I meant their, not they're, before leaders...

      Before someone shouts and screams about it.

      March 30, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
  12. YaBigFatCryBaby

    Yeah. I can only hope the Republicans are stupid enough to nominate this wacko. A sure loser......but go ahead and run, the more right wing nut jobs the better. (When are Republicans going to stand up and take back their party from the psychos?)

    March 29, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
  13. Artist

    Um can we say scary person running for office.

    March 29, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
  14. ScottK

    Moore will potentially seek the nomination because "we've seen the same type of politician running for president"

    What, you mean white male Christians? We just had our first President who did not fit that mold in over 200 years and you want to go back to it?

    Please, No Moore...

    March 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
  15. Al Bundy

    Watching the right-wing flail around these days is like being in Germany in 1932 and watching the Nazi Party trying to grab power without a charismatic leader like Hitler. Lots of factions and war lords lusting for power, but they lack the strong man to pull it all together.

    The modern conservative movement is a comedy of self-inflicted be divided and be conquered. Palin, Gingrich, Bachmann, Moore, Romney, Huckabbe, they are second-tier people one and all. There's a void in the middle, a power vacuum, and they don't even know it. The very weak liberal side may well re-elect a wishy-washy president they don't particularly like either.

    March 29, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  16. Reality

    Ex-judge Moore simply needs to comprehend the following:

    Jesus was a bit "touched". After all he thought he spoke to Satan, thought he changed water into wine, thought he raised Lazarus from the dead etc. In today's world, said Jesus (and this judge?) would be declared legally insane.

    Or did P, M, M, L and J simply make him into a first century magic-man via their epistles and gospels of semi-fiction? Most contemporary NT experts after thorough analyses of all the scriptures go with the latter magic-man conclusion with J's gospels being mostly fiction.

    Obviously, today's followers of Paul et al's "magic-man" to include this ex-judge are also a bit on the odd side believing in all the Christian mumbo jumbo about bodies resurrecting, and exorcisms, and miracles, and "magic-man atonement, and infallible, old, European, white men, and 24/7 body/blood sacrifices followed by consumption of said sacrifices.

    March 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
    • grizzlycouch

      interesting

      March 29, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      I always wonder what your parents think of you today Reality for turning away from Jesus' truth. Just be glad that your parents are Catholic and raised you to be decent. Now, you write on this blog trying to prevent others from having the same rights as you because you can't think past your own ego.

      Amen..

      March 31, 2011 at 10:27 am |
  17. HeavenSent

    While he probably doesnt have the funding, I still respect him for trying to return our Christian values to this country. However if it is God's will for him to win he will surely win.
    Amen..

    March 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
    • Luke

      HeavenSent

      Please show me evidence that there was a Christian values system in place historically that you'd like to revert to and complare and contrat law as it relates to the present and past. Also please be sure to be specific about when in history you'd like the country to return to. Again, be specific.

      March 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
    • Artist

      You are one crazy/delusional lady or guy...not sure which you are.

      March 29, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      This country was not founded on "Christian values", HS. Read something besides the Bible, you twit.

      March 29, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
    • Frederica

      Tom, you believe that a big explosion constructed the universe and America was built on something else other than Christianity. Both are clear fallacies. Everyone knows it except for atheists.

      March 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
    • Luke

      Frederica

      LOL. Wut?

      March 29, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
    • Mr. Sniffles

      You can always count on Frederica/Justina to rush in and make sure the lunatic fringe is represented.

      March 29, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
    • CW

      @ HeavenSent & Frederica,

      Gotta to love them Atheist's....man they are so blind they can't see. Its so funny they spend their time on trying to discredit the Bible but they are the exact ones that make the verse's in the bible where it talks about only fo-'ols will turn their backs on God and say there isn't one...TRUE. Its just soooooo funny and sad at the same time.

      March 30, 2011 at 8:56 am |
    • Frederica

      CW, I wish atheists have some substance, because then we could talk. They have nothing in themselves yet are attacking everything noble and good all day long without understanding. The Biblical prophesies are all so true.

      March 30, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Luke, you're writing to the fake HeavenSent. I was at the hospital for 2 days with a friend who had chest pains. I was not on-line on the 29th or 30th of March.

      Amen..

      March 31, 2011 at 10:22 am |
  18. PRISM 1234

    Roy Moore s considering seeking the Republican presidential nomination....

    WHY in this world does he want himself aligned with those wolves in sheep's clothing?!! Is this country gone so far that we can't have someone running for the Office, and yet not aligning him/herself with any of those corrupt parties?! Is America gone so far, beyond point of return!??

    March 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
    • SeanNJ

      It's very doubtful he has the resources necessary to get himself on the presidential ballot in every state.

      March 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
    • Ron

      Why? Because he IS one of those wolves in sheeps clothing. The man is a dominionist so whatever he does, he justifies it because he and those of his faith are the only ones right. Dominionism is a very ugly thing. Read up on it.

      March 29, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
  19. PraiseTheLard

    Gee... according to them, "we've seen the same type of politician running for president – the elitist type,"

    If they consider Huckabee, George–W, Palin, etc. to be "elitist"... I wonder what level that puts Moore...

    In Gods we DO NOT trust...

    March 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  20. Alturn

    What Christians profess they want – the return of the Christ – constantly gets pushed back by narrow and exclusive perspectives of the Christ. Otherwise, the Day of Declaration would have already come and we would today be living in a far more beautiful and tolerant world.

    "The old politics of divide and rule are finished. Maitreya says that we need politicians, but only those who create harmony out of the diversity of belief and opinion. The new politician will be an intellectual, an experienced person who knows the laws of evolution and will wisely guide his fellow beings."
    – World Teacher Maitreya through an associate as reported by Share International

    March 29, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
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