Here Comes the Judge
Date Added: Jan. 7, 2002
It seems these days that patriotism and religious sentiment are very high. Unfortunately, politics and religion don't always mix well and the clash often leads to armchair activism.
(FORWARD TO YOUR FRIENDS!)
The ACLU's lawsuit forcing Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to remove a Ten Commandments monument from public display is reaching a critical phase.
I have signed a "Petition of Support" for the Ten Commandments and am asking you to join me taking a stand against this attack by the ACLU.
We want to deliver 100,000 petitions as soon as possible.
Sincerely, Mrs. Debra Will
P.S. Click here for more information and to join the 66,629 who have already signed: http://www.grassfire.net/83/petition.asp?PID=1434907
This appears to be a legitimate cause, though it's very hard to get unbiased information on the issue (Both Pro-Moore and Pro-ACLU camps have strong feelings and arguments about it). The message above is an automated invitation that you can send to your friends when you sign the petition.
The online petition seems on the level, though, be aware that you are joining a mailing list when you "sign." Also, there is no timeline given. As it turns out, this case has not gone to court yet. Additionally, it's not real clear how these "signatures" will help Judge Moore. Typically, courts give very little credit to online petitions since they are much easier to forge than paper ones.
Break the Chain recommends against signing any online petition. Instead, you're encouraged to contact those with the authority to act. In addition to the petition web site above, visit the Alabama Supreme Court web site. If you're in the other camp, you can get the ACLU's side of the story (and lend your support) from their web site. Break this Chain!