To: National Desk
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Feb. 16/Covenant News Wire Service/ — Judge Roy Moore, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Vietnam Veteran, and Chairman of the Foundation for Moral Law, sent a letter to President George Bush today urging our Commander-in-Chief to protect the right of military chaplains to pray in the name of Jesus.
In his letter, Judge Moore told the President that he is “greatly disturbed by reports that chaplains of the United States are being refused the right to pray according to the dictates of their conscience” and “have been told that they cannot pray in the name of Jesus Christ.” Judge Moore reminded the President that he has the constitutional authority and duty to protect the religious freedom of chaplains:
“At a time when the ACLU and other organizations dedicated to the removal of the knowledge of God from our land have joined forces with liberal federal court judges to interfere with our God-given inalienable right to worship according to the dictates of our conscience, it is the duty of the President of the United States to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Judge Moore noted that religious freedom must not be denied to those serving our country and bringing freedom to other parts of the world:
“I call upon you, as our President and Commander-in-Chief, to exercise that constitutional authority given you over our military forces to stop this unwarranted and unlawful attack on military chaplains. As we lead the world in our quest for freedom and liberty, we can ill afford to deny that freedom to valiant military chaplains dedicated to the service of our Country and the God upon Whom that Country was founded.”
See Judge Moore’s letter to President Bush here.
Foundation for Moral Law
Rich Hobson, President
P.O. Box 4086
Montgomery, AL 36103-4086
Ph. (334) 262-1245
Fax: (334) 262-1708