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A/P: Court splits sharply on campus Christian argument

20 April 2010

Wow.  I’m reading this, and I find it hard to grasp that supposedly learned people are unable to grasp the difference between a noun and a verb. 

Other justices questioned where a ruling for the Christian group would lead.

“Are you suggesting that if a group wanted to exclude all black people, all women, all handicapped persons, whatever other form of discrimination a group wants to practice, that a school has to accept that group and recognize it, give it funds and otherwise lend it space?” asked Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

No, McConnell said. “The stipulation is that they may not exclude based on status or beliefs. We have only challenged the beliefs, not status. Race, any other status basis, Hastings is able to enforce.”

“What if the belief is that African Americans are inferior?” Justice John Paul Stevens said.

“Again, I think they can discriminate on the basis of belief, but not on the basis of status,” McConnell said.

And here, we have yet another government official who believes we all need nannying to change our faulty beliefs. 

Garre, who was the solicitor general for the Bush administration, pointed out that the Supreme Court ruled earlier that Bob Jones University in South Carolina could not ban students who believed in interracial dating and still receive federal funds. “Here we have a group that wants to exclude members on the basis of sexual orientation,” he said.

Guess what?  My Fraternal Grandfather trotted out the “unequally yoked,” application on my Mom (also of European descent), when she and Dad were dating.  She grinned and made short work of Grandpa’s argument.  Grandpa acquiesced (actually, I get the impression that he was proud of Mom for that).  And, many years later, here I am. 

Hm, it’s almost as if they didn’t need the government butting in to fix the faulty idea.  😉

In honor of our learned nannies debating the merits of the Little People working out their ideas on their own, I present this gem:

– Elder

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