God and the Courts

GOD AND THE COURTS….Christian conservatives are having a field day with the constitution lately. They want an amendment to ban gay marriage, of course, but they also have a piece of legislation pending that would would legalize public displays of the Ten Commandments and another that would pretty much forbid the courts from ruling in cases of separation of church and state.

Both pieces of legislation are based on Article III, Section 2 of the constitution, a longtime hobbyhorse of wingnuts everywhere since it allows Congress to specify which issues the Supreme Court is allowed to rule on. I generally don’t pay much attention to this stuff since Article III Section 2 legislation is introduced constantly but virtually never passes.

On the other hand, if you prefer a longer and more alarmist perspective on this, David Neiwert has it right here. Read it and weep.

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