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ams288
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June 27th, 2015 at 5:03:07 PM permalink
It's likely the SCOTUS will deliver a couple of right-wing opinions on Monday. Hopefully the right will protest those just as hard. This is still an extremely right wing court.

Ted Cruz wants a Constitutional Amendment holding the judges accountable to voters every eight years. What a clown.
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MathExtremist
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June 27th, 2015 at 5:21:50 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

What do you think the point of all this
was? Gays are still not equal to non Gays.
They still can't get married in most major
churches. There's an amendment to the
constitution coming, that's where all this
will end. Yesterday was huge, but it was
just another step.


The delicious irony here is that the very same people who are terrified at this new perceived government intrusion into religion are usually the ones trying to impose their own brand of religion on other parts of public life, like public prayer or government-sponsored science curricula featuring "intelligent design".

Convert or die is not now, and never will be, the law of *this* land.
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Dalex64
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June 27th, 2015 at 7:14:16 PM permalink
The Supreme Court would first have to declare that people have a right to get married in a church before they could say that someone's rights were being violated by being denied a church wedding.
Boz
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June 27th, 2015 at 7:23:11 PM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

Why do you believe that the Supreme Court of the United States has any authority over what happens in the Vatican? We're not in the 1500s when Church and State were, um, not separated. Do you think the Establishment clause of the Constitution is in jeopardy somehow?




Maybe because many believe the White House wrote the recent Climate speech for the Pope.
Boz
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June 27th, 2015 at 7:26:29 PM permalink
Quote: ams288

It's likely the SCOTUS will deliver a couple of right-wing opinions on Monday. Hopefully the right will protest those just as hard. This is still an extremely right wing court.

Ted Cruz wants a Constitutional Amendment holding the judges accountable to voters every eight years. What a clown.



I believe we all know all 9 are tools of the President that puts them in place, and I'm sure Ted isn't counting on you for support.
MathExtremist
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June 27th, 2015 at 7:34:11 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

Maybe because many believe the White House wrote the recent Climate speech for the Pope.

White House != SCOTUS. Clearly. The White House / State Department are *supposed to* exert influence over foreign entities. That's what "treaties" are...

Also, many people believe every casino in Las Vegas uses biased dice, or that dinosaurs went extinct only 1000 years ago. Doesn't make it true.
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SanchoPanza
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June 27th, 2015 at 11:06:53 PM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

White House != SCOTUS. Clearly. The White House / State Department are *supposed to* exert influence over foreign entities. That's what "treaties" are...

Anybody who has lived and worked overseas (more in some countries than others) for a few years can recount the overly strong influence of the U.S. Embassy and certain of its personnel, notably the DCOM, as well as a broad swath of public and private American entities on the host country.
SanchoPanza
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June 27th, 2015 at 11:08:28 PM permalink
Quote: Dalex64

The Supreme Court would first have to declare that people have a right to get married in a church before they could say that someone's rights were being violated by being denied a church wedding.

That is not such a far jump from the prosecution of businesses and other parties that, say, do not want to cater to same-sex weddings.
ams288
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June 28th, 2015 at 6:06:35 AM permalink
Quote: Boz

Maybe because many believe the White House wrote the recent Climate speech for the Pope.



Is this for real? Do people really believe this?!

I am honestly asking. I haven't heard this (insane) conspiracy theory before.
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AZDuffman
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June 28th, 2015 at 6:18:29 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

Is this for real? Do people really believe this?!

I am honestly asking. I haven't heard this (insane) conspiracy theory before.



Lets just say that it would not surprise me. The global warming scam is incredibly uniform in its propaganda.
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