Roy S. Moore, who writes a weekly Wednesday column for WorldNetDaily, has come out in support of LTC Terry Lakin’s military disobedience because of doubts where Barack Obama was born. In typical WorldNetDaily style, Moore was interviewed by WND and the reader was not informed that Moore is a columnist for the web site. Rather, Moore was introduced only as the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. WND said:
Moore said he’s seen no convincing evidence that Obama is a “natural born citizen” and a lot of evidence that suggests he is not.
Former Judge Moore is better known as the judge who was removed from office for refusing to carry out a federal court order to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building. Moore now runs the Foundation for Moral Law, an organization that advocates a greater role for religion in public life. Moore served in the Vietnam War as a military police commander. Moore is the author of the book, So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom and also mounted an unsuccessful bid to be Alabama’s governor in 2006.
The actual WND interview is difficult to follow, being more WND birth certificate talking points with little more than a few sound bites from Moore dropped in from time to time. In this typically long WND article, titled “Battle-scarred judge says Lakin decision ignores Constitution” there is really very little from Moore himself. It appears, however, that Moore sees a parallel between his own ouster from the Alabama Supreme Court and Judge Lind’s decision to exclude Obama’s eligibility as a defense; Moore says his ouster as the result of someone blindly following orders, what Lakin has refused to do.
- New York Times index to articles on Roy Moore
- Encyclopedia of Alabama article on the Ten Commandments controversy
- Glassroth v Moore judgment at FindLaw.com
- 2003 WND article about the ouster of Judge Moore
- Concurrent congressional resolution in support of Moore
- Obama Conspiracy Theories articles on Terry Lakin