DALLAS -- About five thousand people from across the nation attended a Ten Commandments Texas Rally at Dallas County Convention Center in Texas, Saturday, April 3, seeking to bring Christian heritage and foundation of America back in its place. This was the first large-scale rally for the Ten Commandments organization.
Speakers included Dr. Rick Scarborough, founder of Vision America, an evangelical Christian organization; Alan Keyes, founder of the Declaration Foundation and Roy Moore, who was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court last year for refusing to obey a federal court order to take down a Ten Commandments monument put in the state’s Judicial building rotunda.
Dr. Scarborough opened the rally, explaining the importance of the role of Christians to restore religious liberty and judicial restraint in the U.S., followed by Keyes, who who encouraged Christians to vote not according to their pocketbook, but according to biblical principles.
"I'd say this is a good place to use that verse, 'Be angry but sin not.' I think righteous anger is justified by what's happening now -- if it's channeled and produces righteous action," Scarborough said.
He said members of Congress tell him they are being influenced by the liberal activists who are trying to limit religious expression in America and to receive attention from the courts and Congress.
However, the legislators say they are not hearing from "God's side,' which they must if they are to restrain activist courts. "We must make the calls, we must write the letters, and we're going to put in their hands [those at the rally] the tools to do it," Scarborough said.
Tom Dooley with Dallas station KVTT, a Christian radio station which sponsored the event, said it is necessary for Christians to pray for the leaders of our nation. "I've been talking to people and finding out that very few Christians actually say a prayer for our president, for our vice president, for a congressman," he said.
"If you talk to most American Christians, unfortunately they really don't even know who their congressman is," he says, "so we need to find these things out and remember to pray for our nation. It really does make a difference."
Moore made his speech during the rally saying that U.S. courts are mistaken when they issue they issue rules barring the public recognition of God. He feels there is great hypocrisy in the nation today.
That hypocrisy becomes plain, Moore says, "when judges take their oath on this Bible and end their oath in 'So help me God,' when they open their courts with 'God save the United States and this honorable court,' when they accept their pay in money marked 'In God we trust,' our national motto, and their first act in office is to say you can't acknowledge God.
Moore encouraged Christians to be informed about judicial activism and stand up for God fighting against activist judges who try to remove Him from the U.S. and emphasized that only God -- not any particular individual, group, or minister -- will change America's situation, but "He waits for you to stand up in faith and say 'Enough is enough.”