School attended by Judge Moore's kids burns
Posted: December 2, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern
The school attended by Ten Commandments champion Judge Roy Moore's children was burned, prompting the private Christian institution to solicit funds to help replace lost equipment. According to an Associated Press report, a fire broke out Nov. 17 in the gymnasium at Coosa Christian School north of Gadsden, Ala., but nearly 150 students were evacuated quickly and no injuries were reported.
A e-mail letter from Moore's wife, Kayla Moore, said her sons were in the school at the time but were out of the building within 90 seconds of the fire's discovery. "It was an electrical fire that destroyed much of the building, most especially the athletic department," explained Moore. "While insurance will pay to replace the building, the athletic equipment these children worked so hard to raise money for is now gone ? the baseball equipment, the volleyball equipment, the softball equipment, cheerleading equipment, basketball equipment and all their uniforms for all the above." Continued Moore: "We are not a wealthy school and a lot of our parents sacrifice a lot for there children to go here. ? We have received a lot of state awards and just recently won the state championship for the Christian Football Association. We had planned to try to get the boys state rings, but now because of finances have not been able to." Moore says those wishing to make tax-deductible donations to the school can mark their checks "Attention: Burn Fund" and send them to either:
Coosa Christian School
771 Whites Chapel Road
Gadsden, AL 35901
CrossPoint Community Church
2730 Wills Creek Road
Gadsden, AL 35904
Judge Moore made national headlines for months when he refused to remove a granite monument of the Ten Commandments from the rotunda of Alabama's Justice Building he placed there when he was chief justice of the state Supreme Court. The monument was removed and the court ousted Moore from office a year ago.