Foundation for Moral Law

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Foundation for Moral Law
non-profit organization
Industry Religious Liberties
Founded 2002, Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
Headquarters Montgomery, Alabama
Key people
Judge Roy Moore, Founder & President Emeritus
Kayla Moore, President
Website www.morallaw.org

The Foundation for Moral Law is a 501(c)(3) corporation, located in Montgomery, Alabama, operating as a non-profit organization with a mission to protect individual religious liberties and rights contemplated in the United States Constitution.[1]

According to the Foundation's website, it participates in two main functions. First, it provides legal representation for people involved in situations concerning religious liberties,[2] such as those who believe that creationism should be taught in public schools and those who believe that the U.S. military ban on homosexuality was constitutional.[3] The Foundation also publishes amici curiae court briefs in advocating these rights.[2]

A second pursuit of the organization is to educate lawyers and non-lawyers of what the Foundation perceive as a significant need to acknowledge God, in both law and government.[2]

Pastor Phillip Ellen was the first President The Foundation for Moral Law in December 2002.[4] Randy Stafford acted as Vice-President at that time, and Mel C. Glenn Sr., as Executive Director.[4] In November 2003, the board chose Rich Hobson as president of the Foundation, and Ellen became vice-president.[4] Later, Judge Roy Moore served as the President of the Foundation, and Hobson served as Executive Director.[4] In January 2013 it was announced Moore's wife, Kayla Moore, would serve as President of the Foundation.[5][6]

The organization says that it exists "to restore the knowledge of God in law and government and to acknowledge and defend the truth that man is endowed with rights, not by our fellow man, but by God!"[4]

Legal cases[edit]

The Foundation has provided representation or acted as amicus curiae in the following cases:

  • Oliver v. Quarterman 2008[7]
  • Etowah Baptist Association v. Entrekin (2009)[8]
  • Personhood Oklahoma v. Barber (2012)[9]
  • Gonzales v. Carhart (2006)[10]
  • American Atheists v. Kentucky (2010)[11]
  • Roark v. South Iron R-1 School District (2008)[12]
  • Winkler v. Rumsfeld (2005)[13]
  • Selman v. Cobb County, Georgia (2005)[14]
  • Surles v. City of Ashville, Alaabama (2009)[15]
  • Barber v. Jefferson County Racing Association, et al. (2006)[16]
  • Marcavage v. Rendell (2008)[17]
  • Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America (2011)[18]
  • Ward v. Wilbanks (2010)[19]
  • Ex parte N.B (2009)[20]
  • Awad v. Ziriax (2010)[21]
  • McDonald v. City of Chicago, Illinois (2009)[22]
  • District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)[23]
  • Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation (2007)[24]
  • Hollingsworth v. Perry (2012)[25]
  • Massachusetts v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2011)[26]
  • Croft v. Governor of Texas (2008)[27]
  • Newdow v. Congress (2006)[28]
  • Jan Roe, et al. v. Rio Linda School District, et al. (2006)[29]
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation v. United States, Hanover School District (2010)[30]
  • American United for Separation of Church and State v. Prison Fellowship Ministries (2006)[31]
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Michael Marcavage (2008)[32]
  • Galloway v. Town of Freece (2011)[33]
  • Doe v. Indian River School District (2010)[34]
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Barack Obama (2010)[35]
  • Joyner v. Forsyth County, North Carolina (2010)[36]
  • Pelphrey v. Cobb County, Georgia (2007)[37]
  • District of Columbia v. Ante, Katherine and Christan Pavkovic (2007)[38]
  • Hinrichs v. Bosma (2006)[39]
  • Doe v. Tangipahoa Parish School Board (2005)[40]
  • Colorado Christian University v. Baker[41]
  • Mt. Soledad Memorial Association v. Trunk (2012)[42]
  • ACLU of Ohio v. Judge James DeWesse (2009)[43]
  • Judge James DeWeese v. ACLU of Ohio (2011)[44]
  • Salazar v. Buono (2009)[45]
  • ACLU of Kentucky v. McCreary County, Kentucky (2009)[46]
  • American Atheists v. Duncan (2008)[47]
  • Utah Highway Patrol Association v. American Atheists, Inc. (2011)[48]
  • Pleasant grove City, Utah v. Summum (2008)[49]
  • Weinbaum v. City of Las Cruces, New Mexico (2007)[50]
  • Green v. Haskell County Board of Commissioners (2007)[51]
  • Van Orden v. Perry (2005)[52]
  • McCreary County, Kentucky v. ACLU of Kentucky (2005)[53]
  • Staley v. Harris County, Texas (2005)[54]
  • ACLU of Nebraska v. City of Plattsmouth, NE (2004)[55]
  • Glassroth v. Moore (2003)[56]
  • In the Matter of Roy S. Moore, Chief Justice of Alabama (2003)[57]
  • Roy S. Moore v. Judicial Inquiry Commission (2004)[58]
  • Roy S. Moore v. Judicial Inquiry Commission (2004)[59]
  • State of Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services (2012)[60]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Business Entity Records". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "About". Foundation for Moral Law. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Our Legal Cases". Foundation for Moral Law. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "About". Foundation for Moral Law. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Kayla Moore". Foundation for Moral Law. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "The Foundation for Moral Law Names Kayla Moore as President and Attorney Joshua Pendergrass as Executive Director". Foundation for Moral Law. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Butts, Charlie (December 31, 2009). "Salem judge disfavors street preacher". Onenewsnow.com. Archived from the original on January 14, 2010. 
  8. ^ Hobson, Jr., Kenneth (November 3, 2008). "Etowah Baptist Association appeals bingo ruling". The Gadsden Times. 
  9. ^ "Personhood v Barber" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  10. ^ "Gonzales v. Carhart" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  11. ^ "American Atheists v. Kentucky" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  12. ^ "Roark v. South Iron R-1 School District" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  13. ^ "Winkler v. Rumsfeld" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  14. ^ "Selman v. Cobb County" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  15. ^ "Surles v. City of Ashville" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  16. ^ "Barber v. Jefferson County Racing Association" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  17. ^ "Marcavage v. Rendell" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  18. ^ "Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  19. ^ "Ward v. Wilbanks" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  20. ^ "Ex parte N. B. v. A. K." (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  21. ^ "Awad v. Ziriax" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  22. ^ "McDonald v. Chicago" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  23. ^ "District of Columbia v. Heller" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  24. ^ "Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  25. ^ "Hollingsworth v. Perry" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  26. ^ "Massachusetts v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  27. ^ "Croft v. Governor of Texas" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  28. ^ "Newdow v. Congress" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  29. ^ "Roe, et al. v. Rio Linda School District" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  30. ^ "Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Hanover School District" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  31. ^ "American United for Separation of Church and State v. Prison Fellowship Ministries" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. [dead link]
  32. ^ "Massachusetts v. Marcavage" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  33. ^ "Galloway v. Town of Freece" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  34. ^ "Doe v. Indian River School District" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  35. ^ "Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Barack Obama" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  36. ^ "Joyner v. Forsyth County, NC" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  37. ^ "Pelphrey v. Cobb County, GA" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  38. ^ "District of Columbia v. Ante and Pavkovic". Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  39. ^ "Hinrichs v. Bosma" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  40. ^ "Doe v. Tangipahoa Parish School Board" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  41. ^ "Colorado Christian University v. Baker" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  42. ^ "Mt. Soledad Memorial Association v. Trunk" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. [dead link]
  43. ^ "ACLU of Ohio v. Judge James DeWesse" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  44. ^ "Judge James DeWeese v. ACLU of Ohio" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  45. ^ "Salazar v. Buono" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  46. ^ "ACLU of Kentucky v. McCreary County, Kentucky" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  47. ^ "American Atheists v. Duncan" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  48. ^ "Utah Highway Patrol Association v. American Atheists" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  49. ^ "Pleasant grove City, Utah v. Summum" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  50. ^ "Weinbaum v. City of Las Cruces, NM" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  51. ^ "Green v. Haskell County Board of Commissioners" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  52. ^ "Van Orden v. Perry" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  53. ^ "McCreary County, Kentucky v. ACLU of Kentucky" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  54. ^ "Staley v. Harris County, Texas" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  55. ^ "ACLU of Nebraska v. City of Plattsmouth, NE" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  56. ^ "Glassroth v. Moore" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  57. ^ "In Re: Roy S. Moore, Chief Justice Of The Alabama Supreme Court" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  58. ^ "Roy S. Moore v. Judicial Inquiry Commission" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  59. ^ "Roy S. Moore v. Judicial Inquiry Commission" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law. 
  60. ^ "State of Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services" (PDF). Foundation for Moral Law.