Proponents of public Ten Commandments displays urged supporters Saturday not to let their beliefs be taken away and to be more active in the political process through voting and letting elected officials know their views.
The rally, held on the steps of the Alabama state capitol, was part of a series of rallies planned at state capitals across the country. The purpose was to launch a petition drive in support of congressional limits on federal courts when it comes to religious matters.
The rallies also supported former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was removed from office for refusing to obey a federal judge's order to move a two-and-a-half-ton Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building's rotunda.
Organizers say they hope to have 250,000 signatures to deliver to congress by the first of the year.