Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore responds to the conviction of Cheney aide Scooter Libby on perjury charges by linking it to the supposed ill effects of the separation of church and state:
We can expect more perjury by high-ranking government officials if our legal system continues to remove from its courts and its oaths the knowledge of a sovereign God who punishes evil. …
While the ACLU and other anti-Christian groups engage in a crusade to rid the courts of solemn reminders of God, they undermine the moral fiber of the legal system and its discernment of truth in the pursuit of justice.
Moore’s reference to removing God from the Courts seems to be alluding to his own personal struggle, in which his insistence on bringing his religious beliefs into his courtroom fueled his rise to the state Supreme Court, and then his ouster from office for defying a court order to remove a two-ton Ten Commandments monument he installed in the state courthouse.