Controversial "Ten Commandments" judge and failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has resurfaced, this time offering unsolicited advice to Alabama public schools about prayer before football games.
Moore, who was defeated for a U.S. Senate seat by Democrat Doug Jones in a special election last year after allegations surfaced that Moore had sexually assaulted a teenage girl and harassed others in the 1980s, recently released a letter purporting to advise school officials on the law regarding school prayer.
The letter was issued under the auspices of a group Moore's wife supposedly runs called the Foundation for Moral Law. The foundation has a shady reputation. During his Senate campaign, it was reported that the foundation was paying Moore a hefty salary for part-time work.
"Nobody stands up for the students of this state and we're going to do that," Moore vowed during a September press conference. He announced that the foundation was sending memos to all Alabama school districts advising the superintendents on ways they can supposedly allow prayers before games.
Americans United said Moore's legal analysis is flawed. The group pointed out that the U.S. Supreme Court addressed this issue in 2000 in a case called Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe. The high court ruled that a public school's practice of broadcasting prayers over a loudspeaker prior to games was coercive and put a stop to it.
AU also noted that Moore is not to be trusted when it comes to...