'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."

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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Frederica

    Secular Americans need to show respect to the people with religion. No wonder kids and inmates have no manner.

    March 31, 2011 at 11:18 pm |
    • PraiseTheLard

      Fredrica wrote: "No wonder kids and inmates have no manner."

      As opposed to those pedophile priests, I suppose...

      March 31, 2011 at 11:28 pm |
    • Pragmatic

      Inmates are overwhelmingly religious, and kids tend to have the same beliefs as their parents. This being America, that means they're overwhelmingly Christian. Thanks for arguing against yourself.

      April 3, 2011 at 7:30 am |
  2. Robert Ray

    Roy Moore,another embarassment for the state of Alabama and for free thinkers. He will place himself in the crosshairs of stupidity and will be shot down by,once again.

    March 31, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  3. Reality

    For posting in front of every court house:

    The Apostles' Creed 2011: (updated based on the studies of historians and theologians during the past 200 years)

    I might believe in a god whose existence cannot be proven
    and said god if he/she/it exists resides in an unproven,
    human-created, spirit state of bliss called heaven.

    I believe there was a 1st century CE, Jewish, simple,
    preacher-man who was conceived by a Jewish carpenter
    named Joseph living in Nazareth and born of a young Jewish
    girl named Mary. (Some say he was a mamzer.)

    Jesus was summarily crucified for being a temple rabble-rouser by
    the Roman troops in Jerusalem serving under Pontius Pilate,

    He was buried in an unmarked grave and still lies
    a-mouldering in the ground somewhere outside of

    Said Jesus' story was embellished and "mythicized" by
    many semi-fiction writers. A bodily resurrection and
    ascension stories were promulgated to compete with the
    Caesar myths. Said stories were so popular that they
    grew into a religion known today as Catholicism/Christianity
    and featuring dark-age, daily wine to blood and bread to body rituals
    called the eucharistic sacrifice of the non-atoning Jesus.


    March 31, 2011 at 8:27 am |
  4. Da King

    God gave us the ten commandments because we needed them. They were given to help us have bounders. It is only with faith that they will serve this world. The majority in the world life in do not know God or his love. Sorry for you. You could learn but you love your rebellion. It makes you feel special. You could know God love and now and peace forever. Start by reading the Book of John. Go to a nondenominational Bible based church and listen. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God. Feel the Spirit of God in the worship. You can be saved and know Gods peace.

    March 31, 2011 at 1:32 am |
    • Frederica

      Da King, Amen to what you said.

      March 31, 2011 at 11:16 pm |
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