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Blatantly Unconstitutional - One person's lack of compassion does not equal another's comfort.
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Blatantly Unconstitutional
I'm still recovering from Bush's request to legalize torture. Now this? It seems to me that if there is a law showing preference for religiously motivated unconstitutional laws, then by definition that law must itself be unconstitutional by violating the separation of church and state.

A short article, easy enough to understand and worth getting angry about. The Public Expression of Religion Act - H.R. 2679

I fully accept that there are "Special Interests" in politics and that when a movement that is in the minority shifts to the majority it is at least understandable that those holding that "Special Interest" (such as religion) push for that which benefits their cause. However when they disregard the constitution, when they ignore the concept of the separation of church and state, I feel that they are essentially committing treason.

[edit: A comment I left in a friend's journal who also posted about this:
Now, supposed this bill goes into law, and is then challenged and found unconstitutional. I wonder if someone would then challenge the rights of the attorney's to recover fees on the basis that this law was in effect when the attorneys in question involved themselves in going up against the law?]
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happylion From: happylion Date: October 10th, 2006 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Other religious discrimination

If you want to talk about blatantly unconstitutional, look at Congress' breakdown of separation of church and state in the U.S. military. Because chaplains now routinely go to the Middle East, fewer clergy are volunteering, and the ones that do tend to be evangelical (which I like to call "evil angel") Christians. These evil angels openly coerced cadets at the Air Force Academy, and now demand the "right" to invoke Jesus' name during public ceremonies where the entire camp/platoon/etc. is present. One commander is on record as saying that this war is being fought *against* religious extremism, not for it, and he will not allow a chaplain to have any stage time under these conditions. They will simply minister to their own flock among the troops. I hope that most commanders will take a similar stance.
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