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 Judge Roy Moore to make announcement on decision to run for governor - October 3

Judge Roy Moore

Judge Moore to make a major announcement in Gadsden, Alabama on Monday, October 3 at 1:00 PM. This will be an historic occasion. The eyes of the nation are upon Alabama. We need a crowd to show support for Judge Roy Moore and the media that we have strength. Ya'll come and bring a carload.


On Monday, October 3, 2005, former Chief Justice Roy Moore has committed to George Hundley, Chairman of the We Need Moore 2006 Committee, to announce his decision as to whether or not he will be a candidate for Governor in the 2006 election. The Committee will host a public meeting at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 3rd, 2005, in the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, corner of Fifth and Broad in Downtown Gadsden, at which time former Chief Justice Roy Moore will announce his decision. The public is invited.

Judge Roy Moore for Governor

George Hundley, Chairman
We Need Moore 2006 Committee
P.O. Box 228. Gadsden
AL 35902, Phone 256.546.3487

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 October 2, 2005 is Life Chain Sunday.

Ask your church secretary to put a notice in the bulletin. Ask your pastor to encourage people to attend a local Life Chain. Come and enjoy being part of this event in one of 1100 cities near you. Please forward this idea to those who may be interested and to the person at your church who does announcements.

Life Chain - Take a Stand for Life!

Next Sunday, October 2, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. you are invited to be part of a peaceful, prayerful, pro-life witness.  Join with participants in more than 1,200 locations across the United States and Canada to pray silently for our nation, for the unborn and for people in crisis situations.  

Professionally printed signs include "Adoption - the Loving Option," "Lord, Forgive Us and Our Nation," "Abortion Kills Children," "Jesus Forgives and Heals."  http://www.LifeChain.net.  Sample flyer for 18 Dallas area locations is at http://lifechain.net/GreaterDallasAreaLifeChains2005.pdf

More than 1100 Life Chains are listed at


Locations are listed by state and also Canada locations.


Personal experiences from Life Chain coordinators illustrate the Life Chain influence. A ninth-grade boy who was nervous about being part of the Life Chain got enough courage to participate.  During the following week when he was asked to write a paper in English class, he wrote about his experience and why it was important to be pro-life.  His teacher showed his paper to some other teachers and called his mother, who immediately thought her son was in trouble.  

The teacher said that she had an abortion years ago and that she and some of the other teachers needed to talk to someone who could counsel them about their abortions. - Pastor Joe Goodson, Mansfield, Texas During the hour of prayer, I was asking our Father what He wanted me to do about next year's Life Chain, in light of the overwhelming lack of participation of the Church in our community.  (On this rainy day, there were only 75 at the Life Chain when usually we had 300 to 400 in our location.)  

While asking Him, a car pulled up to where I was standing.  The man driving got out and asked me what I and the few others were doing.  When I told him, he said, "Thank you.  Do you see my little girl in the front seat?  Her mother and grandmother wanted to abort her because her mother and I are not married.  When they were unable to fulfill their desire, my little girl's grandmother committed suicide.  

I have given my life to Jesus and my little girl and I are praying that her mother will eventually get saved too.  Please keep doing what you are doing today."  He got back in the car and I thanked Jesus for answering my prayer. - Pastor Charles Z. Burchett, Kirbyville To GOD be the glory...we saw one soul saved!  She had an abortion 14 years ago at her mother's insistence and had carried the guilt all these years!  Also, we had many positive reactions (no negative that I saw) and even had several passersby give some of our chainers umbrellas and rain ponchos.  Praise GOD. - Barbara Moffett, Waxahachie/Ellis County While I was standing in the rain with my umbrella and rain poncho on, a man in a BMW pulled up and parked behind me.  He ran over and got soaking wet while we visited.  He asked what we were doing and said they have two girls in the car who were adopted and they have never told them that they were.  While they were driving through the signs, one of the girls read slowly, "Adoption: the Loving Option."  The other one read slowly, "Abortion Kills Children."  Then both of them asked, "What does that mean?"  He said, "You have given us the perfect opportunity to explain to them.  Thank you for being here."  - Mary Solis, Lake Cities/Grapevine/Southlake

The Greenville Life Chain has become a successful and integral part of community involvement in Greenville ever since 1992.  It has succeeded in gaining the respect of businesses and municipal entities because of its courteous, yet serious, presence.  But it has also become a heartwarming and profound expression in the community of the link that exists among all people committed to truth and justice. - Mike Drake, Greenville 

It is still not to late to organize a Life Chain. Sunday, Oct 30 is an alternate date for a Life Chain. See http://www.nationallifechain.org

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 Recent News items on the Commandments

a. Judge upholds 10 Commandments display in Everett, Washington

SEATTLE -- A 10 Commandments monument can remain on display outside the police station in Everett, a federal judge said Tuesday, basing his decision on two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings.

"The display at issue here poses no threat to the religious freedoms of the citizens of Everett," U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik wrote.

In June, the Supreme Court issued seemingly contradictory 5-4 rulings in two Ten Commandments cases. In one, the majority struck down a framed, relatively new display of the Commandments on the wall of a Kentucky courthouse. In the second, the court upheld the display of a decades-old Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Texas state capitol.

"The average American who is not a constitutional scholar may be mystified by the two Ten Commandments opinions," Lasnik wrote. But he went on to explain that, according to the Supreme Court, the difference is in context: In Kentucky, the display was intended to promote religion; in Texas, it was to honor the Ten Commandments as a legal and historical text.

Lasnik said that he visited Everett, about 30 miles north of here, to view the monument, and had decided that the context of the city's monument is almost identical to that in the Texas case. Both were donated decades ago by the Fraternal Order of Eagles with a stated goal of promoting good behavior among teens. Both stand near other monuments, and neither generated many complaints.

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b. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the constitutionality of displaying the Ten Commandments on government land, but drew the line on displays inside courthouses, saying they violated the doctrine of separation of church and state.

A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday upheld the constitutionality of displaying the Ten Commandments on government land, but drew the line on displays inside courthouses, saying they violated the doctrine of separation of church and state.

Sending dual signals in ruling on this issue for the first time in a quarter-century, the high court said that displays of the Ten Commandments � like their own courtroom frieze � are not inherently unconstitutional. But each exhibit demands scrutiny to determine whether it goes too far in amounting to a governmental promotion of religion, the court said in a case involving Kentucky courthouse exhibits.

In effect, the court said it was taking the position that issues of Ten Commandments displays in courthouses should be resolved on a case-by-case basis.


c. Cherokee Nation votes to display Ten Commandments

'We are sovereign nation and can pretty much post anything we want'

If you are nostalgic for the days when the Ten Commandments were posted in public buildings, you might want to consider visiting the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.

The tribal council is making plans to mount a copy of the Ten Commandments in the council house where government meetings are held, and possibly display them throughout other public buildings in the Cherokee Nation of western North Carolina. The idea was introduced by Councilwoman Angela Kephart last month. She said the tribe should display the Ten Commandments out of respect and devotion to God. The motion passed unanimously.

"We aren't saying you have to abide by the Ten Commandments," Kephart said, according to the Smoky Mountain News. "We are simply displaying God's Ten Commandments. That's what He expects from each and every individual. If you break that, it is between you and God. It is not between you and the tribal council; it is between you and God."


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 Ten Commandments Banquet with Senator Zell Miller. Renewing the Vision Banquet

Dear Friends,

There are still seats available at our "Renewing the Vision" Banquet at the prestigious Capital City Club in Downtown Atlanta on Monday, October 3, 7:00 P.M. Our guest speaker will be Honorary Board Member, Senator Zell Miller. Individual seating is available for $125.00 a person. As of the sending of this e-mail there are less than 100 seats available. Also, there will be free valet parking at the Club that night. So let us know of your interest ASAP! You may find out more information and directions by going on our website at http://www.thoushalt.org. You may conveniently purchase seats with your credit card or mail your check to our headquarters.

Make checks payable to:

Ten Commandments - Georgia,
P. O. Box 941,
Hartwell, GA 30643

Your commitment to this event will enable Ten Commandments Georgia to return to our mission of "Restoring a Common Moral Code" based on God's laws. With all that is going on in our country today, it is imperative that we know, obey and post the Ten Commandments in as many places as possible. While it is becoming increasingly harder to display and defend the Ten Commandments in government buildings, it is more important now that we get them in our homes, churches and businesses! Your giving and support of this fund raising event will enable us to pay off our legal debts and move forward with locating, educating and motivating citizens to take back the moral ground that has been lost over the past half century. We must use the application of Deut. 11:18... to teach our children, reach our congregations and influence our businesses with a message of HOPE that will make our families happier, our communities safer and our government more just.

This well-rounded and well-balanced offensive will involve 4 strategic goals:

#1 Start a TC's - Ga. Chapter in every county in our state to get the grass roots campaign going.

#2 Enlist 1.2 million signatures on a petition indicating the broad support for the acknowledgment of the TC's.

#3 Mail a copy of the TC's to every home in the state to begin the process of restoration.

#4 Register over 600,000 new voters who will begin to reflect godly values in their choices of candidates.

As all of you know, these goals require the necessity of financial resources. At this time our office headquarters are located in Hartwell, with myself serving as volunteer Executive Director and my wife, Liza, serving as my part time Administrative Assistant. Therefore, everything is in order for us to move forward with our campaign. All we need are the resources to get the word out concerning our goals and to see the Lord bring people on board who will catch the vision and partner with us. Thank you so much for considering helping us host this historical event with Senator Zell Miller. I am sure it is going to be an evening that we will be sharing about with others for years to come, maybe even our grandchildren. Feel free to forward this email newsletter on to your friends and family. Pressing on for Christ, Mike Griffin, Executive Director, Ten Commandments - Georgia, Inc. pastormike@hartcom.net


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 Featured Links:

a. A large variety of Ten Commandments Gift items.

"And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates." Deuteronomy 6:9

b. Ten Commandments T-Shirts. Special low volume prices for churches. http://www.observethetencommandments.info

c. Family vacation in the Smoky Mountains. See the world's largest Ten Commandments. Spend a day at a family friendly park and see many educational Biblical replica sites. Voted The 2003 NUMBER ONE FAMILY ATTRACTION IN THE ENTIRE SMOKIES. Fields of the Wood Bible Park. Murphy, North Carolina. It is close to the Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina boundary. Close driving distance to Chattanooga, TN and also Gatlinburg, TN http://www.heritage-signs.us/ten/field_of_woods.phtml

d. Children's resources and activities for Sunday School, Ten Commandments info for kids




e. Great Bible Study on the Ten Commandments


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 Scripture Verses concerning the Ten Commandments:

10 Commandments - King James Version KJV
What is the greatest commandment?
Deuteronomy 6:5
5     And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Matthew 22:36-38
35     Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36     Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37     Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38     This is the first and great commandment.
39     And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40     On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

The Love of God and of neighbor is the summary of the law and prophets.
Mark 12:28-34

Deuteronomy 6:2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.


For a complete list of the Ten Commandments see: https://10commandments.biz/biz/list.phtml

The Covenant is Everlasting
Deuteronomy 5:2
2 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
Deuteronomy 5:3
3 The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.
Deuteronomy 9:9
9 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water: