Alright, we lied … Moses is not coming to South Carolina to campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
But the “Ten Commandments Judge” is …
Roy Moore – the Alabama judge who galvanized social conservatives nationwide a decade ago with his controversial Ten Commandments monument – will visit Myrtle Beach, S.C. this week as part of his long shot bid to capture the GOP presidential nomination.
In 2003, Moore was removed from his post as Alabama’s Chief Justice after refusing to obey a federal judge’s order to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the front of the state’s judicial building. While Moore professed to support the separation of church and state, he claimed that “the Judeo-Christian God reigned over both the church and the state in this country” and that both church and state “owed their allegiance to that God.”
Since being removed as Chief Justice, Moore has mounted two unsuccessful bids for governor of Alabama.
Why is he running for president?
“We see that our country is going nowhere,” Moore said. “The people of this country are tired of politicians doing the same thing, whether Republicans or Democrats, and leadership that is dedicated more to power – holding the power of the office – than to principle.”
Moore will address a gathering of Tea Party supporters at the Myrtle Beach Shrine Club (9589 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC) on Wednesday May 25 at 6:30 p.m. EDT.