With absolutist positions on intertwining church and state, it strikes me as a little odd that Republicans are suddenly rallying to make sure questions about Supreme Court nominee John Robert's religious beliefs are off the table.
When Bush and his religious right allies are smiling, prepare yourselves. I would like to know why Robert's wife couldn't bear childrena and they adopted the two they have. I would like to know how he'd vote, if his former private schoolmate-the now noted writer/director Paris Barclay came to him with his longtime partner and their adopted son to plead for same gender marriage. Yes, you see it. Le Lumiere, a private high school that Roberts attended was integrated by a few black students. Barclay and Roberts are side by side in their school drama club photo. Barclay has become a many times over Emmy winning director, and sometimes contributing writer to Advocate magazine. Roberts might be the one to choose whether or not Mr. Barclay can marry and secure his adopted son. And that should be Barclay's choice, shouldn't it? Then again, integrating the school wasn't Roberts choice, who knows if he even befriended the single black student in his drama club. Convergence is a matter of time for many of us. I would like to hope that Roberts might turn out to be more like conservative lower court justice Kramer, here in CA who ruled that gay ban on marriage is Unconstitutional and the state has no rational interest in maintaining it. But, if Roberts is cagey and behaves as if questions on these issues are beneath him....just as our President does...beware. Bush has proven himself to be untrustworthy in so many ways.
posted by Regan, at
7/27/2005 8:26 AM
If the nominee were any other religion besides conservative Christian or Jewish, you'd better believe the neo-cons would have religious questions on the table; especially if he or she were a Muslim (of course that would NEVER happen).
posted by Anonymous, at
7/27/2005 9:36 AM
When all is said and done, let's face it, its about hypocrisy and bigotry. Religion has successfully infiltrated the political arena where it has no place whatsoever and has wrought irreparable harm on our community and on society in general. Its won the republican party an election and allowed it to advance its hateful agenda based on religious beliefs. With Roberts on the bench, I don't think we can be too hopeful.
Canada sure looks like a better society in which to live, don't you think? Bush has sealed our fate with this nominee. Time for another Stonewall at the national level. Why can't one lousy, mealy-mouthed democrat ask Roberts how he thinks same-sex marriage has harmed his children since Massachusetts enacted legislation to legalize it? Or better yet, pose it to Bush and lets hear what they have to say. I think they'd be stuck for an adequate answer, don't you?
A couple of quotes by my favorite founding father come to mind...
"The clergy, by getting themselves established by law and engrafted into the machine of government, have been a formidable engine against the civil and religious rights of man." - Thomas Jefferson
"Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites." -Thomas Jefferson
"If people let government decide which foods they eat and medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON
And one of my favorite GOP leaders as well...
"I've been a Republican all my life. They'll never throw me out. But they have an amazing ability to eat their young. They give each other the saliva test of purity every once in a while, and then they lose. And then they just sit around and bitch for four years. It's a fairly fascinating party." -- Ex-Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyoming), describing the destructive tendencies of the right wing extremists who control his party
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