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Monday, December 27, 2004

An Attack on our Liberty

Dispatches from the Culture Wars: Gay Parents and the Religious Right: For those who think that Judge Roy Moore's Ten Commandments fetish is merely a matter of religious expression and doesn't effect his work as a judge, he oversaw a case in February of 2002...It is important to note that in neither the trial court or the appeals court was the mother's lesbian relationship part of the decision. Neither court addressed it or based any part of their decision upon it...This is from his concurring opinion: 'Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws; that is to say, no human laws should be suffered to contradict these.'
When the laws of a land are subject only to the imagined revelation as interpreted and understood by a particular sect, be assurred that there is no refuge for whatever you believe. It will eventually come to pass that you too will be among the outcast. One has to wonder why this awful excuse for a judge did not see fit to quote the Vedic texts? Or perhaps the Book of Morman? In a country that was explicitly not founded on any particular religious tradition, this seems a rather blatant offense. Take care with our liberties, or they will wash away.

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