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Alabama’s chief justice: Buddha didn’t create us so First Amendment only protects Christians

Alabama’s chief justice: Buddha didn’t create us so First Amendment only protects Christians | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

By Scott Kaufman
Friday, May 2, 2014 12:50 EDT


Speaking at the Pastor for Life Luncheon, which was sponsored by Pro-Life Mississippi, Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court declared that the First Amendment only applies to Christians because “Buddha didn’t create us, Mohammed didn’t create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures” who created us.

 

“They didn’t bring the Koran over on the pilgrim ship,” he continued. “Let’s get real, let’s go back and learn our history. Let’s stop playing games.”


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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/02/alabamas-chief-justice-buddha-didnt-create-us-so-first-amendment-only-protects-christians/



Via Coffee Party USA, Greg Russak
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Is Moore under the impression that God didn't create those with other religions? Does he realize that GOD ALLOWS FREEDOM OF CHOICE in the Holy Scriptures he is referring to and even requires it as an absolute means of joining his followers?  He does not  accept those forced to him and nor can one be forced to God according to the scriptures. Acceptance of God of the scriptures is a personal choice and commitment and that can only truly be achieved if people are free and have freedom of choice and that freedom is protected from people like him, the Taliban type leaders and those with Jones town style  leadership.


According to Moore no one anywhere is entitled to the freedom of religion given by God in those scriptures. Even though the penalty of not choosing God is eternal hell in those scriptures it is clear that while you are here on earth there is freedom of choice allowed by the scriptures. The Bible did not order the Romans or Gentiles to believe in the scripture or demand the sudden abolishment of Roman or Gentile practices. The scripture was written originally for Jewish people which to this day are not Christian and do not accept Moore's Scriptures either. The Jews would also not be allowed religious freedom under Moore as they do not believe in Moore's Scriptures either. The other odd thing is that he seems uneducated to the fact that neither Buddha or Mohammed claim to have created the earth and that as a matter of fact Mohammed and his followers do believe the God of Moore's Scriptures did create the us and the earth and that the one and only God is the God of Abraham the father of the Jews and their father too according to both Moore's Scriptures and Mohammed's writings.

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Coffee Party USA's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:34 PM

Everyone is entitled to their beliefs and their opinions.


Our elected officials and their appointees, however, seem to me to bear a special responsibility.


What happens to the public trust and the separation of church and state once remarks like those made by Alabama's Supreme Court Justice, Roy Moore, are made in public?


Can they still be trusted to keep church and state separate?


- Greg R. CoffeeParty News Curator

Greg Russak's curator insight, May 3, 2014 3:21 PM

Everyone is entitled to their beliefs and their opinions.

 

Our elected officials and their appointees, however, seem to me to bear a special responsibility.

 

What happens to the public trust and the separation of church and state once remarks like those made by Alabama's Supreme Court Justice, Roy Moore, are made in public?


Can they still be trusted to keep church and state separate?

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California Republicans go gaga for Trump

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The state's withered GOP base loves the president, even if he drags down their House incumbents.
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There is well balanced assessment in the article. I personally share one man’s particular take on the matter. But then I admit I am someone that subscribed to Bannon’s newsletter but after opening it and reading it a number of times found it far to weird and freakish to bother with regularly. I do have it go to my junk mail and occasionally look at it to see if my mind changes. Last time I looked they were offering s deal to stock up your nuclear or some kind of bunker from a coming crisis. You could buy some sort of long lasting meal pacs for $17 each...

I’ll have to get far richer to survive that crisis and I’m not sure what bunkers cost... Perhaps we should put our money in bunkers it sounded like this crisis is coming soon! Who cares about building walls in that case?

I liked this take from one republican best.

Excerpt: And Mike Madrid, a former political director of the state party, said he had “no idea” why California Republican Party Jim Brulte would invite him to entertain “this peculiar cast of characters who somehow revel in this stuff.”

Channeling Bush’s denunciation of Trumpism last week, Madrid said, “This is not conservatism … It’s an abhorrent devolution” of the party’s base.

“This emergent, dysfunctional wing of the party that used to kind of be on the fringes is now becoming more mainstream as the party shrinks,” said Madrid, a political consultant who specializes in Latino politics in California. “The base loves this guy. Well, you know what? That doesn’t make it right. It means there’s something wrong with our base. And leadership requires leading us out of this dysfunction … Nobody believes that this is a recipe to grow the party. That’s absurd.”
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The White House Panicked After Trump Lied About Calling Soldiers’ Families

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Turns out “virtually” wasn’t exactly the right word.
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Beware turning off the Trump Show. That when things get dangerous | Opinion

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Ryan says tax overhaul will include a bracket aimed at the wealthy

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House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Friday that the Republican tax overhaul will include a fourth bracket for the wealthiest Americans at the insistence of President Trump to make sure that high earners don’t benefit more than the middle class.
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Melania Trump cuts bloated first lady payroll from Michelle Obama days

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Melania Trump is embracing a more active and public schedule as first lady – but she still runs one of the leanest East Wing operations in recent history.
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Ha! I guess if you start off in a huge money pit of living in New York, weekend trips for the family and cost of protecting 3 wives and kid's multiple families you must cut corners a bit. Right?
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Events

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ALEC State Chairmen - SourceWatch

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Here are everyone's ALEC chairmans .... state corporate company chairmans are now not list as of this year... they are not publicly posted... the last list I saw was represented by 3 dominant groups biotech and pharmaceuticals, dirty fuels, telecoms and cable and communication corporations held 12 out of 50 State chairmanships or co-chaired. They no longer want us to know who they are ... that should tell us all something.
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Trump Administration Expands Prison-Industrial Complex for Deportations

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The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has targeted sites for privately-run jails.
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Investing in private prisons the article said was a big ,big win for their investors. Once they deport lots of people they will have to look for others to fill those cells!
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GOP Lawmaker Says Emergency Rooms Should Be Able To Turn People Away

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Sen. John McCain warns against 'spurious nationalism'

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In a lofty and at moments pointed speech, Sen. John McCain on Monday cautioned against the US turning toward "half-baked, spurious nationalism" during an event honoring the war hero's contributions.
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Why Iraq and the Kurds are fighting over the city of Kirkuk

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Two of America’s biggest allies in the fight against ISIS are shooting at each other.
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Trump, McConnell: Republican tax plan could bleed into next year

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“We could have a long way to go but that’s OK,” President Donald Trump added.
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Yea? if having the middle class be the biggest winners was the plan why didn't you start with that? (excerpt: “We are doing minor adjustments,” Trump told reporters. “We want to make sure that the middle class is the biggest beneficiary of the tax cuts.")
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Conservatives have found a new reason to be really mad at Mitch McConnell

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'Trump is messing with the wrong woman'

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Trump family breaks with pet tradition

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Bannon delivers blistering attack on former President George W. Bush

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Ryan says tax overhaul will include a bracket aimed at the wealthy

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Trump nominees show up for work without waiting for Senate approval

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What Donald Trump learned from Vladimir Lenin about chaos in politics

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There is a certain logic to what Trump is doing, a logic most identified with a political leader long dead but much remembered.
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The GOP's affinity for Ayn Rand won't go away

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Ayn Rand, Sen. Ted Cruz said, is “one of my all-time heroes.”
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Heritage Foundation considers top White House aide, Cubs co-owner as next leader

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The organization’s clout in Washington was underscored by President Trump’s scheduled appearance Tuesday at a gathering of its President’s Club at a Washington hotel.
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CSIS Commentary: Driving Forces to Increase Pressure on Venezuela’s Dictatorship

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Sunday’s gubernatorial elections reconfirmed that Venezuela’s democracy cannot be restored by constitutional means. The current regime is led by a corrupt cabal unwilling to give up its concentrated power, after causing an unprecedented humanitarian, economic, and political crisis. Under unfair and nontransparent election procedures, the National Electoral Council—Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE)—announced, despite multiple polls predicting the reverse, that pro-regime governors had won two-thirds of all seats.

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Donald Trump: My Presidency Is an Embarrassing Failure, But It's Not My Fault

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Donald Trump told reporters that the Republican Party is "not getting the job done," before shifting blame for his failures to the Senate.
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Trump says he's taking a second look at drug czar nominee following report

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Trump weighed-in on Rep. Tom Marino, his nominee to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy, following a report that revealed Marino’s role in pushing through the drug industry-backed Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act.
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Family Of Muslim Marine Recruit Sues U.S. Government $100 Million For Son's Death

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Raheel Siddiqui died during boot camp after allegedly being hazed.
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