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Friday, September 12, 2014

Supremacist Judges On the March Again

It is a long-standing American custom in all sorts of legislative and other public meetings to open the meeting with a prayer. This bothers the atheists, so they have initiated many lawsuits to try to get supremacist judges to forbid prayers at public meetings. Last May, there was a decision in favor of prayer in a small town in upstate New York named Greece. The atheists had sued the city fathers to stop anyone from voicing a prayer before public meetings, claiming that any prayer is unconstitutional. The atheists were dismayed when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that reciting a prayer, even a Christian prayer, at the start of a public meeting is not a violation of our Constitution.

Now, fast-forward to August 2014, and the atheists tried to get a supremacist judge to disregard that decision. They brought their case in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, before federal Judge Michael F. Urbanski, who is famous for suggesting in a previous case that the Ten Commandments should be edited from ten down to six in order to be constitutional for posting. It’s not clear whether he thought he is God or Moses.

In this new case that challenged opening prayer at a town meeting, Urbanski had to get around the decision in the Greece case. He wiggled out of compliance with it by ruling that the prayer should be banned in the Virginia case because the prayer was spoken by a member of the county board instead of by an invited preacher, and, horrors, the chairman asked the audience to stand for the prayer, thereby allegedly forcing them to participate in the prayer.

This is another court case that shows the danger of supremacist judges and the importance of the confirmation power of the U.S. Senate. Ask all those running for the U.S. Senate in the upcoming November election where they stand on the issue of supremacist judges.

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