Moore: Churches silenced by political correctness

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says the church has been silenced by political correctness.

Moore is the Republican candidate for chief justice in next month's election. He was removed from office in 2003 for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument he had placed in the state judicial building.

Moore spoke Tuesday at a rally attended by about 200 people on the Capitol steps in Montgomery. It was organized by ministers concerned about President Obama's views on same-sex marriage and abortion.

Moore said America is suffering from moral decay and an attack on the institution of marriage. He said he's tired of hearing politicians say let's get down to the real issues, because he considers marriage and abortion to be critically important issues.

Other speakers described abortion as murder and prayed that the president will "return back to the word of God."

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