I've been listening to a Montgomery morning talk radio station since this began and calling in.
I've been an occasional listener for several year now just to stay informed of what they are doing there. This time my reason for calling in has been to follow up on a prediction I made of the air when Roy Moore was running his second campaign for chief of their supreme court. Call it rubbing salt in a wound if you like.
For those who don't know about Moore here's some brief background on him.
He started as a democrat running for judge in the 1980s and was defeated. He switched to the GOP and became a vehement christian demagogue to win his second election. He rose to local notoriety in the 1990s as an Alabama circuit judge who posted the ten commandments in his courtroom where he conducted prayers before hearings. At that time he was becoming a popular speaker for fundamentalist churches.
Soon thereafter he was appointed to fill a vacant circuit judge position in rural Etowah county. Placing his ten commandments plaque in the courtroom and conducting prayers in court brought more attention to him. It was ultimately declared unconstitutional.
In the summer of 2001 in the early morning hours, Moore secretly moved a multi ton then commandments monument into the atrium of the State Supreme Court building without consulting any of the judges and bringing in a fundamentalist financed film crew to document it. The outrage was immediate. All the other supreme court justices spoke up against it. Moore refused to have it moved out.
Days later suits were filed against Moore to have the rock removed. He refused. For business, I was in Montgomery on the morning of September 11, 2001 and saw the mob of Moore's supporters who were camping out on the steps of the SC building, the main street of downtown along with armies of media.
The people who were there were from as far as New York and Nevada according to tags I saw on cars decorated with signs.
In 2002 he made a ruling against a lesbian in a child custody case with language that shocked many people. (you can find it most likely on wikipedia) It and the laws he based his ruling on were declared unconstitutional by SCOTUS.
During the fall of 2002 when all appeals were exhausted, the monument was ordered to be removed. Moore refused and some month later was removed from office in spite of mobs of supporters.
Prior to 2004 he was pushed by his supporters to run for president but didn't. In 2006 and 2010 he ran for governor of Alabama and was defeated.
In 2012 he ran for and won the chief justice position from which he'd been removed.
Before he won that election I called the talk radio station in Montgomery to predict if elected once again Moore would once again make Alabama look like a state of fools.
The host, Dan Morris, asked me what I based that prediction on.
I answered, "his name is Roy Moore and it's what he does best, isn't it?"
Dan Morris laughed at me and hung up. Yes, I enjoy rubbing salt in that wound; almost daily, in fact.
Moore is possibly one of the most frightening power hungry demagouges ever to rise out of the christian fundamentalist movement. He contends all US law is the product of the Bible, and that biblical law supercedes all other law.
Here's a link to his biggest financial supporter who lives in Maryland.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Peroutka
He's also associated with ultra fundamentalists in Australia.
He is the face of the US christian Taliban.