Candidate for Supreme Court Goes To Facebook to Blast Efforts by Alabama Democratic Party to Remove Him from the Ballot
13 Aug 2012
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 September 2012 14:38
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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Pelham attorney and the Alabama Democratic Party's only candidate for a statewide judicial race, Harry Lyon is in a war of words with his own Alabama Democratic Party Chairman, Mark Kennedy.
On Sunday the outspoken Alabama Democratic Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Candidate wrote (in all capital letters), "I HAVE HEARD THAT MARK "WALLACE" KENNEDY WANTS TO REPLACE ME WITH SOON TO BE "FORMER JUDGE ROBERT VANCE" BY THE FORCES OF DEMONIC DEMOCRATIC "INSIDERS WHO STAY INSIDE JUST LIKE THEIR HOMOSEXUAL BRETHREN"...THESE FOLKS HAVE SHORT MEMORIES OF THE 1986 DEMOCRAT DEBACLE WHICH LED TO THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR ALABAMA DEMOCRATIC PARTY BUT HISTORY DOES TEND TO REPEAT ITSELF, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEIR SINFUL PRIDE IS EXPOSED TO THE TRUTH. AMEN, PRAISE THE LORD!"
At issue is a petition brought by Sherry Broyles from Huntsville. Her petition asks that Mr. Lyon be removed from the ballot because she claims that he violated the Alabama Fair Campaign Practices Act by not filing campaign finance reports with the Alabama Secretary of State's office.
Mr. Lyons (while stating his opinion that he did nothing wrong) offered a compromise. On Facebook he said, "I have agreed to file back dated monthly campaign finance reports as a matter of compromise only as of Januray 31st through July 31st of this year at the request of Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy after discussing this matter with Kennedy who disagrees with the Republican Secretary of State and Republican Attorney General Luther Strange's opinion that the filing of these reports are unnecessary under current Alabama law....all based on a BOGUS petition to have me disqualified by, in my opinion and that of others, a nut case democrat who has used me in an effort to attack Republican public officials. How low can politics go in Alabama....well that's between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, don't you think? Those reports will have a disclaimer on them 'AS A MATTER OF COMPROMISE ONLY" which in legal terms means that I will jump through these political hoops so as not to allow my enemies to violate the peoples' right to vote for the candidate of THEIR choice, not some low down politicians. AMEN: Honorable Harry Lyon; nominee for Chief Justice."
Alabama Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy said in a press release, "The allegations made against Mr. Lyon are serious. We assure Alabama Democrats and voters across the state that we are taking the allegations seriously and have already begun the process of ensuring they are reviewed in a thorough, proper, and timely manner. The law is the law and it is important, in our judicial races above all others, that our candidates respect and follow it."
In response Mr. Lyon wrote on Saturday, "I BELIEVE A FEW CORRUPT DEMOCRATS ARE BEHIND THIS EFFORT AND IF THEY SUCCEED, THE EFFECTS WILL BE 100 TIMES WORSE THAN THE AFTERSHOCK OF THE 1986 DEBACLE OF THE GRADDICK/BAXLEY EVENT WHICH LED TO THE ELECTION OF FORMER REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR GUY HUNT. PLEASE PRAY THIS SUNDAY THAT DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN MARK KENNEDY KEEPS HIS WORD TO ME BOTH VERBALLY AND BY LETTER. THE WRATH OF GOD WILL BE ON ANYONE WHO "BEARS FALSE WITNESS".
Mr. Lyon is also staunchly opposed to Gay marriage and the homosexual agenda, "Only sick perverted personS believe in homosexuality or lesbianism though there are a lot of them, thank God a minority, in America as well as drug addicts which makes this country weak and shows a lack of morality. AMEN." "I DO NOT WANT THE VOTE AND SUPPORT OF THE GAY AND SAME SEX MARRIAGE VOTERS AS THEY ARE AN ABOMINATION OF GOD. AMEN."
Similarly Mr. Lyon expressed disdain for his opponent, former Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) from Gallant whom he called, "My
law breaking and reprobate opponent who holds himself out as one of the false prophets of God as described by our Lord Jesus Christ in the New Testament by toting around his COPYRIGHTED impression of the Ten Commandments which he himself doesn't follow but follows him in his quest for political office and money for his "foundation" which pays salaries to members of his family."
Harry Lyon is a Pelham attorney who has run for office numerous times (unsuccessfully) both as a Republican and as a Democrat.
Ms. Broyles has similarly filed several complaints against Republican judicial candidates. Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead has dismissed Ms. Broyles allegations against the Republican candidates.
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