CA governments can open meetings with prayer

CA governments can open meetings with prayer

Moses Supreme Court 2In one of those weird rulings, today the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it’s OK for local governments to open meetings with prayer.

It’s weird because the Court itself opens with the prayer, “God save the United States and this Honorable Court!” — a quote directly from the Court’s own website.

The new decision was 5-4, with the four most liberal justices against. They believe the First Amendment’s ban on establishing a government religion bans all mention of religion of any kind in any government situation. But how could they have wanted to ban something the Court itself does? Why was this case even taken up? Shouldn’t they first insist on ending their own prayer?

Moreover, the Supreme Court building in D.C. itself displays the 10 Commandments and Moses, God’s law-giver in the Old Testament. See the above picture. Shouldn’t the four liberal justices be outside right now with chisels, erasing Moses and other religious statues from their own building?

I forget what comic it was who said the government wants to ban the 10 Commandments and other religion from government functions so people are not reminded, “Thou shalt not steal” and “Thou shalt not kill” whenever the government steals and kills.

At least for local government meetings, we still can get those reminders — for now.

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  1. Donkey
    Donkey 5 May, 2014, 09:26

    What is it about the Constitution that the four dissenting justices have a problem understanding on this issue?

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…”. The second half of the first sentence of the first Amendment prohibits the government from interfering with the “exercise” of religion, the five Justices that joined together to uphold the public use of prayer understand the English language, the four on the other side are ignorant control freaks working on an agenda that hates freedom of choice. 🙂

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  2. Steve Mehlman
    Steve Mehlman 5 May, 2014, 10:34

    Another victory for the American ayatollahs who seek to turn our nation into a Christian theocracy, complete with the fundamentalist version of Sharia Law.

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 5 May, 2014, 10:46

      Are you afraid of your own shadow too? Only a wack-job would post such stupidity!! 🙂

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    • John Seiler
      John Seiler Author 5 May, 2014, 15:20

      Steve: You’re so funny! Do you also favor ending the Supreme Court’s own prayer? And are you going to go to the Supreme Court building and chisel Moses off the facade?

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      • S Moderation Douglas
        S Moderation Douglas 5 May, 2014, 16:54

        “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” 

        Alan Gribben produced a new version of “Huckleberry Finn” that replaced the “n” word with “slave”…. 200 times!

        I personally wouldn’t chisel Moses off the Supreme Court any more than I would bastardize Mark Twain. But if I built a NEW courthouse today I would eschew Moses, or any other religious symbols or references.

        When we bring prayer back into schools, do we also have to teach the universe is 6,000 years old?

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        • Ted O'Steele, CEO
          Ted O'Steele, CEO 6 May, 2014, 19:02

          LOL right you are Douglas– these conservatives better get right with the FOX NEWS talking points! It’s 6,000 years old baby an there aint no global warming! LMAO!!!

          Lord this is easy!

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      • S Moderation Douglas
        S Moderation Douglas 5 May, 2014, 17:18

        And yes, I am in favor of ending prayer for the Supreme Court.
        If you need to pray, do it on your own time.

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        • John Seiler
          John Seiler Author 5 May, 2014, 20:54

          S Moderation: I agree with this part: “I am in favor of ending…the Supreme Court” — and the rest of the centralized, “federal” autocracy. Did you see the nine berobed barrators just allowed a military tyranny to be imposed on us? No joke:
          http://www.truthdig.com/report/print/the_post-constitutional_era_20140504

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          • Ted O'Steele, CEO
            Ted O'Steele, CEO 6 May, 2014, 19:04

            John you just revealed yourself as a traitor to the Constitution.

            End Article 3? You sir are no patriot. My guess is that most conservatives today would have been 100% loyal to the crown in about 1780.

          • Ted O'Steele, CEO
            Ted O'Steele, CEO 6 May, 2014, 19:06

            Your are nothing but a run o the mill wanna be bomb thrower John– What on earth would your Pop say about your anti Constitutional leanings? This is the place where you tell us he was a judge—

            go ahead please.

        • Donkey
          Donkey 5 May, 2014, 20:55

          Then you will need an Amendment S&MD, the congress has no right to “prohibit the free exercise of…..” 🙂

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      • Rex the Wonder Dog!
        Rex the Wonder Dog! 6 May, 2014, 22:09

        And are you going to go to the Supreme Court building and chisel Moses off the facade?

        The irony of the establishment clause and the various religious symbols at the SCOTUS are off the hook…BTW the SCOTUS is an absolutely stunning courthouse, and building. Judges chambers are amazing.

        I just wish I could have seen more of the justices… They walk around freely inside the building like they are everyday Joe’s, which is pretty cool.

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  3. S Moderation Douglas
    S Moderation Douglas 5 May, 2014, 11:46

    rendre gloire à Dieu

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  4. Ted Steele, Manager
    Ted Steele, Manager 6 May, 2014, 08:43

    I LOVE how the so called Christiamn Conservatives pretend to be part of the faithful ™ right up until they have to contribute ANYthing to help the poor etc—–

    Oh My

    discuss now–

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  5. Donkey
    Donkey 6 May, 2014, 09:02

    Your hate is showing through TCS, and your accusation is so broad it is more akin to a racist remark than a question of morality.

    As an atheist myself I find that far and away most Christians, and those of other faiths for that matter have no problems spending money on the poor, both out of their pockets and through taxes. It is when the RAGWUS bureaucracies take control of the system and more money ends up in the pockets of the RAGWUS members than ever reaches the poor, that is where we are at today. Highly paid and compensated feeders giving crumbs to the little people both citizen and non-citizen alike. 🙂

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  6. Donkey
    Donkey 6 May, 2014, 20:55

    TCS liberal=religion of hate!! 🙂

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  7. Ted Steele, Manager
    Ted Steele, Manager 7 May, 2014, 10:53

    Duncey Post NOW slave troll!

    U go girl!!!

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  8. Queeg
    Queeg 8 May, 2014, 09:02

    Teddy……they cannot handle the fair and balanced truth.

    Uhaul is correct.

    He told me he is sick of these contentious social issues and pension articles…..they create HATE!

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  9. Ted Steele, Manager
    Ted Steele, Manager 8 May, 2014, 13:41

    Yes Queegster U Haul is, as always, correct. They must all pack and ship—Adelanto calls to them!

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