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holygoddamnshitballs:

On his television program last night, Glenn Beck reacted to the news that the Supreme Court had upheld the practice of delivering sectarian prayers at government meetings by wondering how we, as a nation, had even gotten to the point where this was up for debate, warning that America is just one Supreme Court justice away from completely losing the right to pray in public. 

By ‘television show’ you must mean ‘pathetic webcast of his LiveJournal blog’ and by ‘right to pray in public’ he must mean ‘ability to use public resources to endorse a particular religion.’

Source : holygoddamnshitballs
Ceremonial prayer is but a recognition that, since this nation was founded and until the present day, many Americans deem that their own existence must be understood by precepts far beyond the authority of government.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, in the court’s majority. The Supreme Court upholds legislative prayer at council meetings. (via washingtonpost)

This is fucking ridiculous, why can’t people in government just carry out the business of governing? You don’t see successful Wall Street firms spending time debating who the highest power is. You don’t see employees of major chains forced to talk about ‘spiritual’ issues before unlocking the loading bay. Why must these motherfuckers use out time that we’re paying for to hoist this upon us?

(via washingtonpost)

Source : Washington Post
Republicans: The Supreme Court declared obamacare constitutional. Activist judges! Secede! Communism! Won't somebody think of the children?!
Republicans: The Supreme Court found prayer at a government meeting constitutional. Finally, some common sense!

Supreme Court upholds prayer at government meetings →

It’s in and it’s as crazy as suspected. First off, this is a major victory for Jesus Camp Christians and no one else:

"The legal tussle began in 2007, following eight years of nothing but Christian prayers in the town of nearly 100,000 people outside Rochester. Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens, a Jew and an atheist, took the board to federal court and won by contending that its prayers – often spiced with references to Jesus, Christ and the Holy Spirit — aligned the town with one religion.

Once the legal battle was joined, town officials canvassed widely for volunteer prayer-givers and added a Jewish layman, a Wiccan priestess and a member of the Baha’i faith to the mix. Stephens, meanwhile, awoke one morning to find her mailbox on top of her car, and part of a fire hydrant turned up in her swimming pool.”

Second, this decision was, predictably, split down party lines.

Breaking: Supreme Court somehow upholds unconstitutional prayer in government meetings

USAToday is running a banner about it, but no stories in yet. My guess is they means prayers to Jesus and not Allah or Satan or the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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James Dobson, Focus on the Family founder, is back →

and he’s using the National Day of Prayer (don’t roll your eyes yet) to call President Obama (wait for it) the “abortion president” (ok go!)

Roberts: Don't bother trying to discuss your god with "atheist swine" on social media →

Here’s a guy who is doesn’t really believe in what he’s doing. If he really believes this God exists, he must be interested in discussing it with people besides the people who already believe in it.

He’s really just afraid to face how indefensible and illogical his view is. He’s instructing his listeners to close their ears and close their minds, same thing these Christian Conservative usurpers have been doing since time immemorial.

metaphetamines:

Okay let’s be real:

First off, I am not in opposition to gay marriage because it’s not my place.

There are a million solid arguments on why gay people should be allowed to get married. 

But I have yet to hear a single valid reason as to why gay people should want to get married.

Don’t get me wrong, I”m not trying to stop you, but given what marriage actually is (or is supposed to be) I don’t really see the point. Can somebody explain?

1) religious- not every religion is based on the Bible (by the way, your characterization of the history of marriage is 100% wrong and puts your myopia on display.)

2) financial- financial benefits and privileges from banks, house and medical loans, insurance companies and the state and federal governments are awarded to married couples.

3) social- a society that affords a right to one group and not another effectively stigmatizes that other group. It makes them ‘less than.’ That’s not American equality at all. People should be able to share their happiness with their whole extended families in a big gaudy ceremony just like anyone else. Community standing is important to adults, kid.

4) legal- spouses are given legal benefits including power of attorney, hospital visitation rights, military notification, adoption preferences, so many more that it’s ridiculous to list.

The fact that you don’t know this tells me you’re a child who knows nothing about marriage.

Source : metaphetamines