posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 09:18 PM
a reply to: adjensen
This is what I said, with the ambiguity edited out.
Our Government has no religion or religious affiliation. And, sure a member of the clergy can and has been elected to office by their constituents,
but if they try to legislated their religion it would be a violation of the "Establishment Clause".
Just because the religious keep trying to legislate creationism, morality and GOD doesn't mean it's legal, and we will keep fighting it.
The Religious Freedom and Restoration Act is an unconstitutional law enacted by Congress. It violates the "Establishment Clause". This SCOTUS
ruling, in particular, in drawing not from the Constitution, but from the RFRA has ruled favoring a certain Christian doctrine.
The most disturbing part of the SCOTUS ruling is that it elevates the religious rights of business owners above the health interests of their
employees. Based on the RFRA guidelines SCOTUS ruled corporations can, in this case, impose their beliefs on others, even if doing so burdens second
and third parties.
Not only does the ruling violate the 1st Amendment, but the subsequent 3rd party injunction violates women's 14th Amendment. The Constitution in NO
WAY allows for laws that promote the agenda of a religious body of believers.
As far as me being an atheist, I relate far better to atheism (humanism) than any theistic system. I don't believe in your God, or the Biblical God.
I don't believe in a deity that is "GOD" at all. What I want is for religious nutters to stay out of our schools, our doctors' offices and our
edit on 19-7-2014 by windword because: (no reason given)