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Christian Exodus

UnforeseenEvents's picture

Christian Exodus is a Christian group whose goals seem to be taking over the world. They are upset that abortion is still legal and that homosexual couples are able to wed in California. (www.ChristianExodus.com)
They believe that since the words "seperation," "church," and "state" are not found anywhere together in the Constitution, that it is simply a fabrication of Supreme Court Justices.
The Constitution has been in existance for so long because it can adapt as society changes. It is the job of Supreme Court Justices to interpret the Constitution (The Judiciary Act of 1789), as they see fit. How is one organization to say that they are better qualified to interpret the Constitution than a Supreme Court Justice, whose job is to do so?
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Armando's picture

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link9965's picture

Any group that claims to have a higher right than the Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution obviously has no idea what they're talking about, since the Supreme Court EXISTS to interpret the Constitution and determine whether laws passed are Constitutional.

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt" - Abraham Lincoln

soozin's picture

There's nothing we can do but raise our eyesbrows and refuse to take them seriously. There isn't a law against spouting rubbish about a religous government (omg, that would be bad), no matter how ridiculous an idea. The entire point of being American is being free to align yourself the way you choose. To have a religiously-partisan government is like offering a second civil war.

link9965's picture

Quote:They believe that since the words "seperation," "church," and "state" are not found anywhere together in the Constitution, that it is simply a fabrication of Supreme Court Justices.

just to play devil's advocate here, that bit is actually pretty true. there is nothing in the Constitution about seperation of church and state at all. most people think there is, since that's what jefferson believed in (after all, he wrote it), but the continental congress made him take it out because the founders believed religion was a good thing since it instilled values in people that took some of the weight off of the government. ex: (as far as i know) no religion condones murder, and that adds to the weight of the law that you can't just kill someone.

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt" - Abraham Lincoln

lordjedediah's picture

link9965 wrote:just to play devil's advocate here, that bit is actually pretty true. there is nothing in the Constitution about seperation of church and state at all. most people think there is, since that's what jefferson believed in (after all, he wrote it), but the continental congress made him take it out because the founders believed religion was a good thing since it instilled values in people that took some of the weight off of the government. ex: (as far as i know) no religion condones murder, and that adds to the weight of the law that you can't just kill someone.

last time i checked, Jefferson was in France when the Constitution was being written :)

pianogirl2422's picture

link9965 wrote:just to play devil's advocate here, that bit is actually pretty true. there is nothing in the Constitution about seperation of church and state at all. most people think there is, since that's what jefferson believed in (after all, he wrote it), but the continental congress made him take it out because the founders believed religion was a good thing since it instilled values in people that took some of the weight off of the government. ex: (as far as i know) no religion condones murder, and that adds to the weight of the law that you can't just kill someone.

The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" which is generally interpreted as separation of church and state.

It's not technically separation of church and state, but it is unconstitutional to make a law that favors one religion over another. That doesn't mean that they haven't found loop holes though.

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