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The Satanic Temple Fights for Ritual Abortion at SCOTUS
It's a long shot case, and it may not end well.
Eric Trump doesn’t have any real reason to be proud of his father, so he has to make stuff up— like how the president “literally saved Christianity” from the atheist Democrats who were “totally fine keeping liquor stores open, but they want to close churches all over the country.”Here's the audio of Eric Trump listing "he literally saved Christianity" as one of his father's accomplishments in office.
We’ve covered this territory again and again (and again): There is only one open atheist in Congress. And the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, is a devout Catholic. But when us atheists start congregating weekly in the aisles of liquor stores for an hour+, shoulder to shoulder, singing breathy hymns to the holy-spirit-of-our-choice into each other’s maskless faces, we won’t disagree that liquor stores should face the same pandemic restrictions as churches.
How is Trump saving Christianity, exactly? Well, here he is retweeting a video of fake persecution from a religious gathering that took place outside the city hall parking lot in Moscow, Idaho.DEMS WANT TO SHUT YOUR CHURCHES DOWN, PERMANENTLY. HOPE YOU SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING. VOTE NOW! https://t.co/dqvqz6b1WDIf you would have told me in 2019 that we were just 1 year away from Americans being ARRESTED for holding outdoor church services, I would have thought you to be insane. This is one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve ever seen. Pray for America. https://t.co/ucauKApWPCCliff Maloney @LibertyCliff
There’s a mask order in Moscow, yet the group gathered in close proximity to each other, without masks. Three people were arrested for resisting and obstructing officers, not because they’re Christians. In reality, these church-goers are selfish halfwits who don’t care if they spread a deadly virus to vulnerable people who had nothing to do with this sensationalized photo op.
Another week, another cringe-worthy statement from former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. This time she’s clutching pearls because people who are “not Jewish or not Christian” are moving to her state of Minnesota with their false gods and she feels she’s “not allowed to say that because that’s considered not inclusive or not diverse enough.” Like the rebel bigot she is, she said it anyway.
Donald Trump called his COVID infection “a blessing from God,” in a video posted to Twitter earlier today.
Funny, even some atheists were saying the same thing...
Remember that time then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried to justify taking children away from their parents at the border with a bible quote?
“Persons who violate the law of our nation are subject to prosecution. I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order,” Sessions said. “Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful.”
He called on religious leaders to “speak up strongly to urge anyone who would come here to apply lawfully, to wait their turn and not violate the law.”
The New York Times reports new information that confirms the intent of Republicans was as heinous as we originally thought. Sessions insisted “we need to take children away,” and it didn’t matter how young they were. The same people quoting the Bible are insisting that breastfeeding infants be taken from their mothers so the women may be prosecuted for the non-crime of seeking a better life for their families.
If you’ve ever wondered what biblical morality looks like… then you’ve thought about the Bible a lot more than Sessions.
The granny-sacrificing machismo continues. A pastor who attended the White House super-spreader event over a week ago brags he’s “ridiculously healthy” to his congregation. Pastor Jack Graham, who hasn't said if he’s taken a COVID test, returned to Prestonwood Baptist Church in Texas and isn’t implementing any precautions to protect his church staff or members.
Love thy neighbor, amiright?
If the New England Journal of Medicine can denounce a presidential candidate for the first time — guess who? — how long before Highlights for Children picks a side?
The Satanic Temple is challenging Missouri’s medically unnecessary abortion law in the Supreme Court. (Whether the Court will take up the case is another question entirely.)
Currently, Missouri law requires those seeking an abortion be subject to a layered process of guilt, intended to persuade them out of their decision. After two case dismissals and failed appeals, the Satanists are hoping to convince the Court that their clients have a religious right to an abortion. If Hobby Lobby can use that argument, why not them?
From TST’s press release:
TST cofounder and spokesperson Lucien Greaves feels strongly that the Court is demonstrating religious discrimination against Satanists and believes that Christians making a qualitatively similar claim would not endure such difficulty in obtaining a legitimate ruling. Greaves states, “The Eight Circuit Court has unearthed its fundamental corruption by using the Justices’ personal biases to make decisions that are bereft of established legal precedence. The anti-choice constituency is celebrating the decimation of jurisprudence as if the Court’s refusal to rule somehow constitutes a success. It is deeply disturbing that the Justices have unapologetically undermined our nation’s founding principle of religious liberty in deference to their own prejudices. Every citizen should be outraged when the courts deprive a religious minority of their Constitutional rights.”
Whether or not their case is heard and/or won, The Satanic Temple is brilliant at highlighting the preferential treatment of one religion over another.
The Catholic Church just broke because baptisms may have been performed incorrectly a long time ago. The ripple effect from that is way bigger than you might think.
Finally, a preview of an article for tomorrow: What the heck is rapper MC Hammer talking about?
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