Letter: Remove Roy Moore
February 20, 2002
Box 1437—West Station, Huntsville, AL 35807
The recent decision written by Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore involving a
custody battle between a homosexual parent and a heterosexual parent prove
that he should be removed from office.
Moore was elected as a "judge"—someone who is to interpret the
law as it is written within the Constitution. He seems to think that it is
within the scope of his duties to interpret the Bible and base his decisions
This is clearly a violation of the Constitution in regard to separation of
church and state.
Let me state for the record that I am a Christian lesbian (and, yes, you
can be both). My foremost concern is for the children involved in this custody
battle—what is best for them?
If the allegations of the father being abusive are true, then there is no
question the children should live with their mother.
I know many children who are being raised by gay or lesbian parents. They
are happy, well-adjusted and loved.
A parent’s sexuality has nothing to do with whether a child lives in a
healthy, safe and loving home.
Moore was not elected to lead people in their spiritual life. That is not
the responsibility or the privilege of a judge.
Judges are not elected to be public spokespeople for God. And when their
spiritual beliefs enter into their judicial decisions, they are in the wrong
line of work.
- Linda L. Phillips, New Market
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