A leading Jewish rights organization said Friday it had joined the legal battle to force an Alabama judge to remove the Ten Commandments from the wall of his courtroom.
The New York-based American Jewish Congress said it was concerned about the actions of Etowah County Circuit Judge Roy Moore because both he and Alabama Gov. Fob James have vowed to defy any court order to dismantle the Ten Commandments display."The case has become symbolic of much more than the Ten Commandments. The judge and the governor have made this into a major test of the principle of church and state," said Marc Stern, an attorney with the group.