Moore says Scrolls visit not political stop in bid for governor

MOBILE, Ala. (AP)_Ousted Chief Justice Roy Moore visited the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit yesterday while in Mobile, but he said it had nothing to do with any possible race for governor. His visit came about a week after Governor Bob Riley visited the exhibit of the ancient texts of the Hebrew Bible.

Moore told reporters that he always likes to see things with the Ten Commandments.

One of the scrolls in the exhibit, the Deuteronomy scroll, includes text from the Ten Commandments. He was removed from office for refusing to obey a court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building in Montgomery.

Moore was in Mobile with Rich Hobson, president of the Montgomery-based Foundation for Moral Law. They were met by Promise Keepers founder and former Colorado football coach Bill McCartney. The group visited Integrity Music in Mobile, which produced a C-D for McCartney's new organization, the Denver-based The Road to Jerusalem ministry.

Moore said he is "seriously considering" a run for governor. Both Moore and Riley are Republicans.

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