Alabama
12:16 pm
Fri October 31, 2003

Reverend Rallies to Remove Judge

Montgomery, AL – A coalition of Baptist organizations will hold a rally at the Alabama Capitol complex in Montgomery today. The Reverend Frank Raddish organized the event. He's the leader of Capitol Hill Independent Baptist Ministries of Washington, D-C and says he plans to launch a petition drive to remove U-S District Judge Myron Thompson from the bench. Raddish says Thompson erred when he ruled against Chief Justice Roy Moore's Ten Commandments monument. He ordered the monument to be removed from the state judicial building rotunda. Moore refused to follow the order and was suspended. He now faces charges of violating judicial ethics. The Reverend Raddish says he hopes Alabama's religious leaders will support his petition drive to remove Thompson. The rally is planned for one o'clock this afternoon at the state Capitol Building.