Saturday, August 06, 2005

Pro Gay Rights Supreme Court Nominee

Here's an amusing little development. It turns out that John G. Roberts Jr., Bush's nominee to be the next Supreme Court Justice, did pro-bono work for a group in Colorado that was trying to overturn a Colorado ballot initiative that made it legal for employers and landlords to discriminate against gays and lesbians in housing and the workplace. The group won by the way. Now religious conservative groups are actually calling on Bush to withdraw Roberts's nomination. Apparently there is real concern that Roberts could turn out to be another David Souter who was appointed by Bush Sr. and has since drifted significantly to the left. I seriously doubt this - the guy's record in most matters is very solidly conservative. Still this whole "controversy" is really pretty amusing - it's always fun to see the religious right in panic mode. Stay tuned for further details.

5 Comments:

At 2:56 AM, Blogger Herge Smith said...

Religiious right are always in panic mode.

Do they ever take a breath?

I wonder what would happen if they got their twist bible wish of a 100% God fearing land like a cross between Handmaids Tale and The Crucible?

Actually, that just answered my own question, they'd go after eachother on the basis that so-and-so wasn't religious enough...

Your country sure has a major problem with religious extremists.

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger Faltanus said...

religious extremists - u mean muslim fundamentalists, right? the way they threaten our civil rights (the Patriot Act, the circus surrounding Terri Schiavo), strike terror into the hearts of Americans (bombing abortion clinics, persecuting minorities like homosexuals, African Americans and women), and undermine our democratic system of government? oh no, wait, those are christian fundamentalists. fundamentalism....maybe THAT'S the probem.

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger Herge Smith said...

Yep, taking the fun outta fundamentalist.

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger Herge Smith said...

The Joy

I think it was republished for the dreadful Spielberg movie.

Well, turns out something good did come from that remake.

I'm getting mine ordered - asap

 
At 12:09 PM, Blogger Faltanus said...

i put my order in. i'm so excited that you pointed this out to me Herge! woohoo!!

 

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