Friday, April 29, 2005

 

All right children, I'll make this brief. Family, Religion, Friendship: These are the three demons you must slay!

Okay, so this county inVirginia lets local clergy register to give the invocation at its meetings. So, okay. So, this witch (no, literally, a witch) was like "Sweet! I'm gonna sign up! Wicca baby!!!" And the county board was like "Umm, no!" And she was all like "A curse on you!" No, actually, she took them to court. Because OBVIOUSLY a public entity can't exclude people from participating in an activity based on their religion, right?

Right?

Heh. So the good three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decided that why, yes, they could so discriminate. Only Judeo-Christians/monotheists allowed, they said. Why? They don't have to give a reason, apparently! Ha! Joke's on us for believing that the ole' First Amendment actually means something anymore.

And these are the types of judges that Bush seems to think are too liberal and that we need to get more conservatives on the damn federal bench.

WITCHCRAFT NOT WELCOME
County Can Ban Wiccan From Giving Invocation, 4th Circuit Says

BY TERRY CARTER

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled a Virginia county can refuse to let a witch give the invocation at its meetings by limiting the privilege to clergy representing Judeo-Christian monotheism.

Lawyers for Wiccan practitioner Cynthia Simpson planned to file a motion this week asking the full court, based in Richmond, Va., to review the three-judge panel’s decision.

...

"The Judeo-Christian tradition is, after all, not a single faith but an umbrella covering many faiths," Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III wrote in the opinion.
Translation: The First Amendment only covers those religions that don't give us the heebie-jeebies.

The kicker? For all their talk of "Judeo-Christian" religious types being welcomed into the county, they didn't have ANY rabbis on the registry until Ms. Simpson took their Christian selves to court. The lesson? Whenever Christians say "Judeo-Christian" they usually mean "Christian (plus the hell-bound Jews who're willing to play ball with our theocratic asses)".

Comments:
Ooh. Good catch. This kind of thing blows my mind. A supposedly reasonable person could rationalize discrimination by including two religions. That excludes at least 20% of the nation.
 
thanks for the news brief, more importantly for the reenactment of the wiccans internal monologue. i love that shit. but might i ask, where is the semen?

in case you need your fill of the creamy stuff, might i suggest visting my blog: http://bluestockingism.blogspot.com/

can't wait to engage in more shameless self-promotion soon. [insert marijuana psa quote here]

wbw out!
 
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