THE TEN COMMANDMENTS COME TO SOUTH FLORIDA (NOT THE MOVIE!)
Remember former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and his George Wallace-esque attempt to keep the Ten Commandments monument in the rotunda of the court's building in Montgomery? He was, of course, eventually removed from the bench for defying a federal court order to remove it, and now Moore has given a group known as American Veterans in Domestic Defense permission to take the monument on a national tour.
The tour comes to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, where it will display the 2 1/4-ton stone at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church...home base for televangelist Dr. D. James Kennedy. The visit is part of a two-day conference by one of Kennedy's various organizations, the Center for Reclaiming America, which is expected to attract approximately 800 evangelical Christians from across the country to decry the ideas of civil rights for gays, embroynic stem cell research, the study of evolution, and other issues on which their ilk wishes to force their beliefs upon all America.
BTW: One of the conference's featured speakers for it's Friday dinner is none other than Congresswoman Katherine Harris (R - Sarasota)...rather fitting, eh?