s skippy the bush kangaroo: god told me to hate you: the legal

skippy the bush kangaroo



Friday, April 14, 2006

god told me to hate you: the legal

we have no idea how ruth's lawsuit will be decided, especially in these days of sam alioto's supreme court. however, suffice it to say we believe that, as with your right to swing your fist ending at my face, ruth's right to be intolerant ends at other people's civil rights.

now, we are not constitutional scholars. but since that never stopped ann coulter, let us continue: justice holmes maintained that one cannot yell "fire" in a crowded theater, regardless of a first amendment right to do so. it follows, therefore, that one cannot use religious expression as a "get out of jail free card" to disobey the laws of the land.

the polygamists of mormon utah are still not allowed to marry more than one person, and the law does not recognize polygamous arrangements. the supreme court has held that christian science parents may not refuse life-saving medical procedures for their sick children. practioners of santeria violate animals cruelty statutes for sacrifices.

marci a. hamilton, in her book god v. the gavel, maintains that "it is now well settled that religious motivation is no defense to illegal conduct."

we hope that the laws of the land will be upheld against this new onslaught of self-victimized "christians." the insistence that recognizing another's rights violates one's own rights is patently absurd, and obviously egotistically-motivated.

how ironic that the fundies are so enamored of the cult of christ that they don't ever bother to actually read his teachings.

addendum: for some latimes reader opinions to the article about ruth and her lawsuit, please see this.
posted by skippy at 12:08 AM |

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