Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Indivisible Church and State

Would it be asking too much for the president of the United States to take a few minutes to at least glance at the f**king Constitution?

President Bush sought again today to reassure conservatives about his Supreme Court nominee, Harriet E. Miers, and he said that Ms. Miers's religion was pertinent to the overall discussion about her.

"People are interested to know why I picked Harriet Miers," Mr. Bush said. "They want to know Harriet Miers's background. They want to know as much as they possibly can before they form opinions. Part of Harriet Miers's life is her religion."

What is going on here? What does her religion have to do with interpreting the Constitution? The article goes on to say that the nutcase James Dobson of Focus on the Family was assured that:

"Harriet Miers is an Evangelical Christian, that she is from a very conservative church, which is almost universally pro-life, that she has taken on the American Bar Association on the issue of abortion and fought for a policy that would not be supportive of abortion, that she had been a member of the Texas Right to Life."

Full article: Bush Reassures Conservatives Once Again on Court Nominee (via NYT)

A measure to ban same-sex marriage was approved for the ballot by the Texas Legislature earlier this year. Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican up for re-election next year, then made a ceremony of signing his name to the measure, although it was not required, at an evangelical church in Fort Worth filled with "pro-family Christian friends," as an invitation from his office put it.

Full story: In Texas, Marriage Is on Ballot (via NYT)

For the love of God, please make this stupidity stop.

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