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Article ID: 4476
Age Group: Adult
Posted: June 26th. 2000
The Supreme Court Rulez!
This week the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a very important decision on the issue of prayer at a public school event. In the opinion on 'Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe' offered by the majority, the Court stated:
"School sponsorship of a religious message is impermissible because it sends the ancillary message to members of the audience who are nonadherents 'that they are outsiders, not full members of the political community, and an accompanying message to adherents that they are insiders, favored members of the political community."
To say that this ruling set off a firestorm of controversy and commentary would an understatement. The press releases were filing through the newswires faster than sugar ants zeroing in on a Twinkie. Most pagans and other minority religions are breathing a sigh of relief. The religious fundamentalist 'powers that wannabe' have been pushing for more religion (insert the name of the religion of THEIR choice here) and prayers (ditto here) in all public places -the Ten Commandments in courtroom and school rooms, 'In God We Trust' posters in state government offices, the yearly creche displays, etc-but no issue is paraded about so vehemently as the campaign to 'get god back in the classroom".
This week, the Supreme Court said, 'No!" They not only said, No!", they said it with a tone of peevishness that seems to indicate they are just plain sick and tired of ruling over and over again on this issue just for the enlightenment of those few folks who just don't seem to want to hear what the S.Ct. is saying. And those same hard-of-hearing 'powers that wannabe' are now threatening to take over the Supreme Court for 'their side' in the next election.
Yes, you are right about that-Supreme Court Justices are not elected by the people. They are appointed by the residing President of the United States. Beginning to get a glint of where they are planning to go with this? Yeah, so are we.
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