Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
...I highly doubt Jesus would be out there trying to oppress groups of people. He was a healer, a teacher and a roll model for good character...
“Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, you utter frauds! For you pay your tithe on mint and aniseed and cummin, and neglect the things which carry far more weight in the Law—justice, mercy and good faith. These are the things you should have observed—without neglecting the others. You call yourselves leaders, and yet you can’t see an inch before your noses, for you filter out the mosquito and swallow the camel. “What miserable frauds you are, you scribes and Pharisees! You clean the outside of the cup and the dish, while the inside is full of greed and self-indulgence. Can’t you see, Pharisee? First wash the inside of a cup, and then you can clean the outside.
“Alas for you, you hypocritical scribes and Pharisees! You are like white-washed tombs, which look fine on the outside but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all kinds of rottenness. For you appear like good men on the outside—but inside you are a mass of pretence and wickedness.
“What miserable frauds you are, you scribes and Pharisees!"
- Matthew 25
Sounds kind of oppressive to me! Or at a minimum, kind of rude!
However, since this thread is about the LAW, I'd defy anyone to show me where the oral arguments today discussed Jesus, or hell, or a requirement to believe in Christianity.
As a CONSTITUTIONAL matter, where does it give homosexuals a GUARANTEED right to marriage, or discuss marriage at all? It seems to me, it is most likely covered in the 10th Amendment:
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)