Monday, April 11, 2005

What is happening to our secular republic?

...when the Supreme Court ruled against the execution of minors... the Christian Right was outraged at the idea of foreign governments influencing American courts. But Terri Schiavo's parents were in court only moments afterward, instructing their lawyer to ask a judge to consider the church's teaching on purgatory and hell...The Vatican is actually a foreign government.. Are we expected to be complacent when its clerical supporters try to short-circuit the U.S. Constitution with pleas of this kind?

—Christopher Hitchens, in Slate magazine

Read the entire essay here.

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