Church Elder Among Judges Who Voted to Suspend Roy Moore, Previously Struck State Sodomy Law





BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Just two years after striking down the state’s law criminalizing sodomy, the chief judge of the Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ), who also serves as an elder and Bible teacher at The Church at Brook Hills, joined his colleagues in their unanimous decision to suspend Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore on Friday.

“[I]t is the unanimous judgment of this Court that Chief Justice Moore should be suspended from from office without pay for the remainder of his term,” Judge J. Michael Joiner wrote for the panel of nine judges.

As previously reported, according to his biography, Joiner is an elder and Bible teacher at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, formerly led by “Radical” author David Platt, who now serves as the president of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board.



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