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The Synod Has Spoken — Why Now?
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The Synod Has Spoken

Way back when, I was somewhat negative about the lack of diversity on the Supreme Court.

The fact that five male Catholics whose law degrees were granted by Harvard [3] and Yale [2] have decided that there is no problem with overruling the decisions of actual doctors of medicine with specialized training in the affected field leads me to believe I was right. This was an opinion designed to conform to the dogma of their fringe group in the Church, not the Founding Fathers.


1 Scorpio { 04.19.07 at 11:31 pm }

Dear Mr. Cheney,

Please do us all a favor and take Nino hunting.


2 Bryan { 04.19.07 at 11:45 pm }

I’m having a real hard time telling the difference between Opus Dei and the Taliban.

3 andante { 04.20.07 at 9:10 am }

I don’t think Opus Dei members are forbidden from shaving their beards.

That’s about it, as far as I can tell.

4 Bryan { 04.20.07 at 9:31 am }

That’s only until they decide that that particular passage has become the most important thing in Bible.

5 Steve Bates { 04.20.07 at 2:10 pm }

Just in case anyone is still wondering whether we are being overtaken by theocracy… ah, hello, it’s already happened. Details not at 11, or any other time on the mainstream media; they don’t dare talk about it.

While many of us were focused on radical fundamentalist evangelicals as threats to our religious pluralism as a society, we seem to have forgotten that Catholics have their own radicals in their midst who are not any more trustworthy than the fundies when it comes to serving on our highest Court. Religious radicals of all flavors seem incapable of putting aside their own faith-based agendas in favor of the requirements of the Constitution. No one who is unable to do that, and especially no one who cannot make the distinction, should ever serve on the Supreme Court; now it seems we have five such people.

I wonder how Sandra Day O’Connor feels now about her decision to delay retirement until there was a Republican president to appoint her replacement. Do you think she’s happy now?

6 Bryan { 04.20.07 at 3:16 pm }

It’s hard to believe she didn’t know what the Shrubbery would fill her post with. Harriet Meirs should have been a hint has to what the White House thought of the Supreme Court.