Supreme Court Upholds Prayer At Government Meetings

  • metta

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    May 05, 2014 5:07 PM GMT
    Supreme Court Upholds Prayer At Government Meetings


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/05/supreme-court-prayer_n_5266930.html
  • metta

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    May 05, 2014 5:07 PM GMT







  • HottJoe

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    May 05, 2014 5:11 PM GMT
    Sounds like the conservative judges are ignoring the constitution and being activists for religious imperialism.
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    May 05, 2014 8:53 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidSounds like the conservative judges are ignoring the constitution and being activists for religious imperialism.


    It'll only last until other religions are told they can't have their prayers at gov't meetings, too. Then there'll be another court case etc.
  • metta

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    May 06, 2014 3:17 PM GMT
    Kagan Accuses Conservative Justices Of 'Blindness' To Secular Values

    "Justice Elena Kagan argued Monday that the Supreme Court went "far astray" from constitutional principles when narrowly ruling that a New York town may begin its public meetings with a prayer that tends to be Christian."

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/elena-kagan-supreme-court-prayer-secularism
  • WrestlerBoy

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    May 06, 2014 4:58 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]metta8 said[/cite]Kagan Accuses Conservative Justices Of 'Blindness' To Secular Values

    "Justice Elena Kagan argued Monday that the Supreme Court went "far astray" from constitutional principles when narrowly ruling that a New York town may begin its public meetings with a prayer that tends to be Christian."

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/elena-kagan-supreme-court-prayer-secularism[/quote

    "The town of Greece does not violate the First Amend­ment by opening its meetings with prayer that comports with our tradition.." Kennedy wrote, for the majority opinion.

    Yes, as racism, xenophobia, slavery, child molestation.... obesity "comport with our tradition." He was relying on a 1983 judgment that mentioned that other famous constitutional phrase, "comports with the fabric of the nation" (that's from Article, erm... of the thingy, I think, you know).

    Or maybe "fabric of the nation" refers to bloodstained cotton, or something.
  • metta

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    May 07, 2014 4:08 PM GMT
    Clarence Thomas would turn back the clock

    Thomas made the case “that in his view the First Amendment religion clauses don’t apply to the states in the first place.”

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/clarence-thomas-would-turn-back-the-clock
  • tazzari

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    May 07, 2014 5:34 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    HottJoe saidSounds like the conservative judges are ignoring the constitution and being activists for religious imperialism.


    It'll only last until other religions are told they can't have their prayers at gov't meetings, too. Then there'll be another court case etc.


    ^ This.

    I can't wait until someone insists on Hindu prayers, or maybe some in Hebrew from an Orthodox rabbi. This decision will bite religionists and the court in the ass, and pretty soon.

    It will also continue the steady rejection of religion by the rising generation. The religious whackos are killing religion.
  • metta

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    May 07, 2014 5:50 PM GMT
    This is what happened in the Senate 6 years ago

  • metta

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    May 07, 2014 7:49 PM GMT
    'Scalia Law Is A Lot Like Sharia Law,' Points Out John Fugelsang, Following Supreme Court Prayer Ruling

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/07/scalia-sharia-law-john-fugelsang-scotus_n_5281560.html
  • Apparition

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    May 08, 2014 3:53 AM GMT
    um, there is no public christian prayer actually, it is forbidden by matthew 6:6, so whatever they are doing, is not christian by definition. spread the word...
  • metta

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    Sep 29, 2014 7:42 PM GMT
    Scalia Law Backfires! Pagan Prayer At Gov’t Meeting Pisses Off Teavangelicals


    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/09/27/scalia-law-backfires-pagan-prayer-at-govt-meeting-pisses-off-tevangelicals-video/