Alabama
3:06 pm
Mon June 28, 2004

Controversy Continues Over 10 Commandments

Hoover, AL – The man who was fired last month from the Hoover Chamber of Commerce over a 10 Commandments lapel pin has a new job. Christopher Word is now working for Alpha Graphics in Hoover and is attending law school. But Word says he still has unresolved feelings over the problems at the chamber...he says he was fired from his job as membership services director because of his religious beliefs. Chamber officials say Word was making a political statement when he wore the 10 Commandments pin that was similar to one worn by ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. But Attorney General Troy King says he remains convinced that Word was wrongly fired for wearing a symbol of his faith. Word wrote King a letter last week, saying he did not use his position to promote the former chief justice.