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Montgomery, Alabama / Religious Freedom / Judge's Case #172481

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 12, 1997
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(Studio: Renee Poussaint) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Peggy Wehmeyer) The issue of religious freedom in Montgomery, Alabama, over Alabama circuit court Judge Roy Moore's desire to display a plaque of the Ten Commandments in his courtroom featured; scenes shown of the demonstration calling for protection of religious symbols. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) lawyer Bobby SEGALL - says judge's actions infringe on the religious rights of others.] [MOORE - links morality and God.] The push for a religious freedom amendment to the Constitution that would allow prayer in schools and religious symbols in public places noted. [Christian Coalition executive director Ralph REED, Baptist Joint Committee J. Brent WALKER - offer differing opinions on the need for a new amendment.]

Poussaint, Renee;
Wehmeyer, Peggy

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