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Texas Supreme Court Rules Church Can't Be Sued In Exorcism

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posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 03:48 PM
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Texas Supreme Court Rules Church Can't Be Sued In Exorcism


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A divided Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of a former Colleyville church Friday, saying church members who were involved in a traumatic exorcism that ultimately injured a young woman are protected by the First Amendment.

In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that the Pleasant Glade Assembly of God staff’s efforts to cast out demons from Laura Schubert presents an ecclesiastical dispute over religious conduct that would unconstitutionally entangle the court in church doctrine.

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posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 03:48 PM
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This is a sticky, and controversial subject IMO...Should a church or its members be held accountable if inflicting damage upon someone in the name of a religious rite? Or should they be immune from prosecution if it is done in the name of doing god's work? Does this open up the doorway towards more 'free passes' where religious rites that may result in injury (or worse) are concerned? Or is this simply an isolated incident that went a little too far?



Schubert described a wild night in 1996 that involved casting out demons from the church and two attempts to exorcise demons from her. The incident left Schubert physically bruised and so emotionally scarred she later tried to commit suicide. She was 17 at the time.




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posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 10:48 PM
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Hmmm... The Bible said in Leviticus 20 that adulters, gays, and others should be killed. Wow. This is so f
king screwed. And I can get off with murdering almost anyone in Texas. Kind of cool, once you think adout it.



posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 10:52 PM
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A lot of the exorcisms are just for show. It is very rare to find the real hardcore exorcisms out there. It depends, I think each case should be investigated just like any other crime where all the facts are laid out and analyzed, then come to a conclusion. But, to put a blanket over the whole thing is just wrong. Many priests out there have no idea what they are doing and can cause more harm than good.

[edit on 28-6-2008 by jhill76]



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