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8 Other Laws That Could Be Ignored Now That Christians Get To Pick And Choose


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Carrie
- 1724 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Christian business owners are special. As long as we're doing a la carte law-abiding, here are a few additional ones that could become optional to certain people with deeply held beliefs.



   

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Roger Skinner (14)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 3:33 pm
According to what I have read, the Court's decision supposedly only applies to contraception, nothing else. However, since they didn't explain why this particular "religious" exception should apply and why other "sincerely held religious beliefs" shouldn't get equal treatment, we are left to wonder what other "sincerely held religious beliefs" may be brought before the court seeking similar treatment. What makes "sincerely held religious beliefs" about contraception any different from other "sincerely held religious beliefs" about how businesses treat black or gays or people of different religions, or anyone else they may have a prejudice against?
 

. (0)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 4:26 pm
Noted
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 8:10 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. I read elsewhere that perhaps the owners of corporations could now be sued in instances where they were protected before because of this ruling. hmmmmm.... Stay tuned...
 

Regan Copple (16)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 8:50 pm
It's already happening, the Supremes; Fat Tony, House, Sammy the Hammer, Smirking John, & Slow Anthony have opened the floodgates for corporations & companies to claim religious exemptions from laws they don't like. The lower courts have already been ordered to revisit specific cases. They're a bunch of old men who should be taken out & forced to do community service at Planned Parenthood clinics all across the country for being a bunch of worthless old coots, who care more about the rights of business than they do about the rights of women.
 

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Friday July 4, 2014, 10:24 am
Thanks fur the post, Carrie. These examples of a la carte law-abiding are all very tongue-in-cheek, but it is a sad but true fact that SCOTUS has opened the door to claims by people with "sincerely held religious held beliefs". For the time being these beliefs will have to coincide with the personal beliefs of five of the justices, as shown by their 'narrowing' it down to contraceptives only, but as they've set precedence, soon the court will be flooded with equally inane and mean-spirited but sincere claims.
 

Joanne D (37)
Friday July 4, 2014, 1:09 pm
Refusing to pay taxes which would pay for war was tried on the sixties. By Progressives. It didn't accomplish much then. It miight stand a chance now that we are as a nation more cynical.
Regan's suggestion is well intentioned, but it does illustrate why I oppose forced community service. I don't want those creeps anywhere near Planned Parenthood. They would probably stick pins in condoms. No, no, no.
 

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Friday July 4, 2014, 1:36 pm
There are also many other biblical rules being ignored.
 

Birgit W (160)
Friday July 4, 2014, 1:45 pm
Noted.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday July 4, 2014, 4:09 pm
I believe SCOTUS is either broken, corrupt or a wing of the Republican Party. Or maybe a combination of all three. I lost all faith in SCOTUS a long time ago.
 

patsy olive (0)
Friday July 4, 2014, 5:02 pm
Noted.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Saturday July 5, 2014, 3:15 am
Noted. Thank you Carrie.
 
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