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...the argument from the guy who designed the recent Texas law that has all but banned abortions in that state is a broadside against judges making any decision not specifically in black ink of the Constitution.

The author of the brief is Jonathan Mitchell, a one-time clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, the former Texas Solicitor General and conservative attorney, who argues in the abortion case brief that not only is Roe v. Wade unconstitutional, but that the cases underscoring LGBTQ rights are "as lawless as Roe" and should be eliminated.

So, the people who brought you anti-abortion laws now want to re-open gay rights – another settled legal precedent. Or so we have thought.

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Authoritarians like to carve out groups they feel are unworthy of constitutional rights.

Groups they claim their god doesn't like. Blacks, Jews, women, socialists, queers, immigrants, muslims...

You know, the regular suspects.

Non-whites and non-conformists.


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Rick, I thought this started some time ago, like, shortly after marriage became legal. I never considered legal gay marriage to be written in stone, I’m sorry to say. Too many a$$holes who sincerely believe it’s their business. As I sincerely believe it is not.


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Originally Posted by Mellowicious
Rick, I thought this started some time ago, like, shortly after marriage became legal. I never considered legal gay marriage to be written in stone, I’m sorry to say. Too many a$$holes who sincerely believe it’s their business. As I sincerely believe it is not.
As the women's rights people say, we keep having to fight this every few years. I wish we didn't and these rulings were codified. smile


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Eventually they will "carve out" way more than they can chew.
Not only are they attempting to make abortion a crime again, they also attacked contraception, and now "teh ga-heyz".

I'm of the opinion that's three out of three too many, and certainly two out of three too many...you can't make unwilling mothers, hetero people who like sex AND gay people angry at you in 2021 America all at the same time and get away with it.


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Originally Posted by Jeffery J. Haas
..you can't make unwilling mothers, hetero people who like sex AND gay people angry at you in 2021 America all at the same time and get away with it.
...but the Conservatives will give it their best effort. smile

Seriously, besides beheading people in 2021, how are American Christians any different from the Taliban?

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...but they still did it. crazy


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Originally Posted by Jeffery J. Haas
..you can't make unwilling mothers, hetero people who like sex AND gay people angry at you in 2021 America all at the same time and get away with it.
...but the Conservatives will give it their best effort. smile

Seriously, besides beheading people in 2021, how are American Christians any different from the Taliban?

Hmm

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...but they still did it. crazy

No no, I "get" where you're going with it.

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Just remember, funding "Christian" schools with vouchers is all about funding the institutionalizing of bigotry and hate towards women's rights and LGBTQ people with your tax dollars.

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how are American Christians any different from the Taliban?

They aren't. If you put American Christians into the same untenable conditions the Taliban has lived under for most of the past century, the head-chopping would most certainly have been revisited. Along with a variety of other old testament remedies.


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Guys (ie not responding specifically to Greger,). my conscience is niggling me and I have to speak up.

I have been an atheist for about forty years and I am uncomfortable in just about every religious setting from baptism to funerals.

But I see an awful lot of Christian-bashing on this site that has no subdivision at all - you’re painting all Christians with the same brush.

I’m not a Christianity fan myself, and I find expressions of that faith to be tiresome at best, ugly at worst. But you can’t put all Christians in the same bucket, any more than you can Muslims or Jews.

I understand the disdain for Christians, I really do. But if you referred to other social groups the way you refer to Christians it wouldn’t be accepted, and I don’t think it should be accepted in this case either.


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