Today is August 1st, and on this date (in 2001), Justice Roy S. Moore (Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court) had a monument of the Ten Commandments installed in the Alabama Judicial Building. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he carried this out at night without the knowledge of the other justices. I thought the Ninth Commandment forbade lying, but I guess subterfuge in the name of Jesus is just fine. Fortunately, the United States District court disagreed and both the statue and Justice Moore were removed from court. Thou shalt not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment (unless the Supreme Court says so).

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  1. Avatar of mrmisconception
    August 1, 2012 at 9:41 am —

    Do you mean to tell me that the three-eyed aliens from Toy Story have an inconsistent and unfair god?

    Wouldn’t be the first one, but still.

  2. Avatar of banyan
    August 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm —

    I love how that article on God in Aurora totally got hijacked. That first comment is a brutal take down and then there are just pages of people agreeing with it.

  3. Avatar of libveg
    August 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm —
  4. Avatar of scribe999
    August 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm —

    Can I nominate Colin on CNN.com for a COTW?

    • Avatar of theia
      August 2, 2012 at 10:42 am —

      Agreed. I went several pages into the comments and he was brilliant in every post he made.

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