View Full Version : This is insane!
July 30th, 2008, 02:17 PM
NOT. FREAKING. COOL.
July 30th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for Liberty Legal Institute, a non-profit organisation representing litigants in religious freedom cases, said the separation of church and state prevented government interference in religious practices except in extreme examples such as sexual abuse.
And this isn't an extreme case? So the freedom to choose any Christian religion is being upheld in a case where that shouldn't even be a factor?
Strip any religious beliefs out of this story. She was held against her will for 2 days and physically, emotionally and mentally abused. How is this not a matter for the court?
So if his holiness, the Flying Spaghetti Monster (http://www.venganza.org/) decided that everyone who didn't believe in him was possessed, we could detain, torture, then release them without any kind of temporal punishment?
July 30th, 2008, 02:53 PM
So if I make an atheist church that becomes convinced one of its members is possessed by Christianity I can legally torture them? Bleh. I'm about as militantly atheist as they come and I can't stomach that.
July 30th, 2008, 03:41 PM
It made me sick how they tried to say that if they didn't let the church do whatever the feth it wanted that it would instantly take away all freedom of religion. I say if this is what they do with their freedom they don't deserve to live, let alone have the right to be religious.
Freedom of religion is getting way out of hand, there needs to be boundaries. When they said church and state had to be separated that meant the government couldn't favor one church over another or give exclusive funding (if any) to certain religious organizations. That doesn't mean they can let crazy kid-raping priests and 17-year-old-girl exorcising nutjobs run around, free to physically and mentally harm innocent people just because their non-existant and tyrannical god says so.
July 31st, 2008, 12:04 AM
never stopped them from throwing satanists in jail for sacrificing animals...
...not that that really happens, but if it did I'm sure the law would not side with them.
Strip any religious beliefs out of this story. She was held against her will for 2 days and physically, emotionally and mentally abused. How is this not a matter for the court?QFT
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