Roy Moore's foundation to defend Ala. town's sign
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says his Foundation for Moral Law is ready to defend the DeKalb County town of Sylvania over a demand it remove Bible verses from welcome signs at the entrances to town.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has threatened to take the north Alabama town to court if the signs are not removed. They include words from Ephesians "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism."
Moore told the Fort Payne Times-Journal (http://bit.ly/Kc9wWO ) the sign does not violate the Constitution and that the town is being "bullied" by the group.
Freedom From Religion Foundation attorney Patrick Elliott said Moore and Sylvania officials have misinterpreted the Constitution. He said the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the First Amendment to mean government bodies "can't affiliate themselves with any religion."
Information from: Fort Payne Times-Journal, http://www.times-journal.com