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 Post subject: So much for freedom of religion in america
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 8:26 pm 
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I wonder if this judge is one of the "fundamentalist" judges.....I can't believe he's getting away with this.....



http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a ... /505260481

i did find this afterwards.....

http://www.religioustolerance.org/witchcr3.htm


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 Post subject: Re: So much for freedom of religion in america
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 9:18 pm 
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mga wrote:
I wonder if this judge is one of the "fundamentalist" judges.....I can't believe he's getting away with this.....


I saw that as well. It pisses me off no end. This is pure unadulteraded horseshit on the judge's part. What is he "protecting" the boy from?

How come we don't hear any right wing hyperbole about this "Activist Judge"?

Grrrr

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Seamus....i posted an additional link in my first post that may end up causing the judge to be a bit red faced.

he was in violation of the constitution as so noted....i hope they lodge a hefty law suit against him.


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Thanks mga... Interesting little kink for our activist judge to chew on.

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Excerpts from a U.S. District Court Decision recognizing Wicca as a religion


That'll slow him down a bit.

What I don't understand is how the judge can poke his nose in this, both parents are Wiccan. I've known atheists and Jews who have gone to Catholic Private Schools. I'm thinking that some right wing advocacy group put this judge up to this. That's just a hunch.

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Even if the parents were admitted satan worshippers, as long as there was no physical or mental harm being done to the child, he has no right to make that ruling.

I can cite stories of christian fundamentalists abusing their children which should be more cause for alarm to that judge.

It's gotta be the drinking water in america....it seems like all the nut cases are coming out of the closet more and more lately, and all one has to say is "praise jesus" and they love him..regardless if he's insane or not.


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I think they're testing the waters...and the fundies who are in the Bush administration, from Bush across to Karl Rove to Bill Frist to Rick Santorum, etc. etc....are behind it.

How far can these Republican fanatics go with their Puritan ideals before the American people will challenge them? The Constitution is only as good as it's enforced, you know, just like any other law. Otherwise it is not worth the paper it's written on. How successful has the religious and rightwingnut brainwashing been? Successful beyond their wildest dreams, I'd say....so far.

These same theocratic fanatics, with Bush at the helm, have been able to use religion and fear as a trump card to further their agenda of suppressing a free nation while pretending to bring freedom to a "suppressed" nation.

How's that for irony?

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The United States of America circa 2005 is Irony!

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