Supporters Rally for the Ten Commandments

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Chief Justice Roy Moore was right at home Saturday talking to a crowd of supporters gathered in Montgomery.

Moore told the crowd, "It's not about me.  I will pass away...but the laws of God will remain forever... It's not about politics.  It's not about religion... Let's get it straight.  It's about one thing.  It's about the acknowledgement of the God upon which this nation and her laws are founded."

"If this ruling is allowed to stand, it will reverberate from state to state to state to the nation's Capitol and the acknowledgement of God will be taken from us.  If we sit quietly by while this inalienable right is taken even the rocks and the trees and the stones that you see will cry out."

"If I should fail to do my duty in this case, for fear of giving offense, Iwould consider myself guilty of treason toward my country and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven which I revere above all earthly kings."

The Alabama chief justice went on to tell supporters, "We are fighting a battle.  You're a soldier , if you don't know it...It's spiritual warfare."

Reading from one of his poems Judge Moore said of the nation's Founding Fathers, "These men would never question the sovereignty of God...I'm glad they're not here with us to see the mess we're in...Darkness is now called light."

Other speakers called Judge Moore a "modern day Daniel being destroyed by the juggernaut of evil" and asked that pastors "speak up" and churches wake up. "The nation is like it is because the church has fallen asleep,"said Rick Scarborough of Vision America.

Speaker after speaker called for Christians to take a stand, "Let it go out across the state, across this nation, we urge you to do the will of God."

Ambassador Alan Keyes told the crowd, "What the judges are imposing a uniform national regime of disbelief and atheism on this country.  They are doing exactly what the Constitution of the United States forbids."

Keyes said the President and the Congress could take courageous action to "put the bridle on these unruly courts."

Evangelist Jerry Falwell told the cheering crowd, "Civil disobedience is the right of all men when we believe breaking man's law is needed to preserve God's law."

Groups are rallying in Montgomery Saturday morning to support Judge Roy Moore and his decision not to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building.

Vision America's Rick Scarborough says people are in Montgomery from as far away as Wisconsin and Colorado. Calling this a "decisive battle in a 40-year culture war against our faith" Scarborough believes "a militant minority is stripping vestiges of our faith from the public square."

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