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Pernicious
10-04-2014, 04:10 PM
http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6445&stc=1

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Supreme CourtJustice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday that secularists are wrong when they argue the Constitution requires religious references to be banished from the public square.

Justice Scalia, part of the court’s conservative wing, was preaching to the choir when he told the audience at Colorado Christian University that a battle is underway over whether to allow religion in public life, from referencing God in the Pledge of Allegiance to holding prayers before city hall meetings.
“I think the main fight is to dissuade Americans from what the secularists are trying to persuade them to be true: that the separation of church and state means that the government cannot favor religion over nonreligion,” Justice Scalia said.

“That’s a possible way to run a political system. The Europeans run it that way,” Justice Scalia said. “And if the American people want to do it, I suppose they can enact that by statute. But to say that’s what the Constitution requires is utterly absurd.”


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LongTermGuy
10-04-2014, 04:56 PM
`All that has been done is that the cult of liberalism has replaced Christianity`