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SCOTUS Justice Alito Gives Partisan Speech for Federalist Society
A good time for court reform and term limits would have been yesterday.
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The Bible is like a Swiss Army Knife of confirmation bias— whatever your ideological need, it’s got the tool/quote to bail you out. When Donald Trump won, it was God’s will. When Joe Biden won, though, Pastor Andrew Wommack found a new explanation, “That’s Hosea 8:4, and it says, ‘And they have set up kings, but not by me. They have made princes and I knew it not.’”Right-wing pastor Andrew Wommack asserts that if Joe Biden becomes president, it is not the work of God because "he's not the one putting in people that are pushing the LGBTQ agenda and causing social upheaval."The Bible says that Christians are to pray for all those in authority, so radical right-wing activist Dave Daubenmire will pray that Biden and Harris fail because they are "enemies of the cross." https://t.co/zaPhJ78HPW https://t.co/bhEqpHjhnxRight Wing Watch @RightWingWatch
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito delivered a politically charged speech for the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention last night, ranting “religious liberty is fast becoming a disfavored right.”
Being the token conservative justice, we assume by “religious liberty” he means “forcing Christian standards on everyone.” It’s a shame the confirmation hearings for justices are never this candid.
Need we say more?
Alex Chisholm Guibault, who grew up in a Guatemalan orphanage run by a Louisiana-based Christian group called Build Your House on the Rock, has come forward with a lawsuit alleging abuse at the hands of his Christian caretakers.
The lawsuit names the home’s president, Mike Clark, as the perpetrator of the most heinous abuse, beginning two days after Guibault arrived at the orphanage.
By the time Guibault was 19, he had tried to end his life several times. He knows many other kids from the orphanage who ended up taking their own lives, or disappearing into the streets of Guatemala.
The lawsuit alleges Guibault was often denied food, locked in a cell — including one six-month stint — and forced to use a bucket for a bathroom.
It also alleges that Guibault and other children were forced to stand naked in front of Mike Clark and others, and that Clark sexually abused them.
The lawsuit also alleges Guibault and others were regularly beaten at random, in addition to scheduled beatings on Saturdays. The lawsuit says Clark would not let Guibault be adopted and told him he was “too stupid and ugly” to find a new family.
“Spare the rod, spoil the child,” is the adage often used by Christians to justify physically punishing children— but Clark went further. Much further. I’d venture to say Clark is a(n alleged) sadist who targeted children who were without advocates in a poor country where he thought his inhumanity would go unchecked.
Remember the FOX News priest, Father Jonathan Morris, who used to appear on the network to talk about all things faith-related? He left the priesthood in 2019 — and his FOX gig — and considering there was no hint of a scandal, we joked about how he probably just wanted to break the abstinence rule.
I guess we were right. He just got married.
Good for him. I’m glad he’s following his heart. But let’s not forget that, as a priest and commentator, he argued that LGBTQ people shouldn’t be permitted that same right.
Although white women’s support for Trump remained high in the 2020 election, it undoubtedly dropped. What will be the new path for these conservative white women who abandoned their party and voted for Joe Biden, citing a repulsion for the new Trump-brand Republicanism? Elaine Godfrey interviewed a handful of women in Maricopa County, Arizona for The Atlantic in search of the answer.
A couple weeks ago we told you about a North Carolina charter school that had Christian parents clutching pearls over an “anti-Christian” book on the ninth-grade reading list. A judge has since ruled against the retraining order filed by the parents, basically saying that the Defendant (Lake Norman Charter School) does not endorse the views in the book, therefore it does not violate the Establishment Clause.
Free-thought lives to see another day and moves on to the next round.
Finally, this is the video mash-up I didn’t realize I would enjoy: