Posted Jul 15, 2010 11:34 am CDT
A former state supreme court chief justice who placed a monument to the Ten Commandments at the courthouse has lost a bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Alabama.
Former Justice Roy Moore was among seven candidates, the Montgomery Advertiser reports. The winner was physician Robert Bentley, a relatively unknown state representative, according to the New York Times.
Moore founded the Foundation for Moral Law, which is calling for a Birmingham school board to reinstate prayers before meetings. The board switched from prayer to a moment of silence after Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed a complaint, the Birmingham News reports.