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Old 19th July 2022, 04:27 PM   #161
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Originally Posted by ZiprHead View Post
Lutherans. They have that German knack for conquest.
Which one? ELCA, Wisconsin Synod, Missouri Synod, Evangelical Covenant Church?
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Old 19th July 2022, 05:50 PM   #162
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Lets see, according to Wikipedia it'll be some flavor of Protestant. If those denominations fight, the Catholics win.

The country loses either way.
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Old 21st July 2022, 01:04 PM   #163
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Once the US is a Theocracy, the Wars over the One True Faith will begin.
It only killed 10% of Europeans when they did it.
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Old 21st July 2022, 03:45 PM   #164
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
Once the US is a Theocracy, the Wars over the One True Faith will begin.
It only killed 10% of Europeans when they did it.
I should be OK. I don't have a faith.
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Old 21st July 2022, 03:52 PM   #165
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Originally Posted by cosmicaug View Post
I should be OK. I don't have a faith.
We'd be the ones burning at the stake as godless heathens.
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Old 21st July 2022, 04:58 PM   #166
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They are going for a theocratic, white supremacist nation. A Nazi by any other name.....








is still a Republican.
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Old 22nd July 2022, 01:37 AM   #167
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
Once the US is a Theocracy, the Wars over the One True Faith will begin.
It only killed 10% of Europeans when they did it.
Yeah and we learned from it, by exiling those with a too fundamentalist slant.
Sorry guys.
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Old 17th September 2022, 02:32 PM   #168
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https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/the-story-of-the-praying-bremerton-coach-keeps-getting-more-surreal/


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When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that Bremerton assistant football coach Joseph Kennedy had the right to pray on the field, it wasn’t widely understood then that the court had also ordered the school district to give him his job back.

The day of the ruling, Fox News host Sean Hannity expressed doubts the district would follow through. But one of Kennedy’s lawyers clarified that they had no choice: “We’re ready to have that fight. If they want to defy the Supreme Court, I think they’re gonna realize they made a serious mistake.”

Kennedy was sunnier about it all.

“As soon as the school district says ‘Hey, come back,’ I am there, first flight,” he said.

So the school district has been flummoxed about what’s happened since. They complied by offering to reinstate him, they say, and now the football season is in full swing. But Kennedy is nowhere near the sidelines.

“He’s had the paperwork for his reinstatement since August 8th, and we haven’t gotten so much as a phone call,” says Karen Bevers, spokesperson for Bremerton schools.

Instead, as the Bremerton Knights were prepping for the season in August, Kennedy was up in Alaska, meeting with former Vice President Mike Pence and evangelist Franklin Graham. On the eve of the first game, which the Knights won, Kennedy was in Milwaukee being presented with an engraved .22-caliber rifle at an American Legion convention.

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In 2015, he was put on paid leave near the end of the season after holding a series of prayer sessions on the field with students and state legislators. He still got paid for his full assistant coach contract, about $5,000. High school assistants often work on yearly deals, and Kennedy, at odds with the head coach and aggrieved by what had happened, never reapplied to work the 2016 season.

“He was not terminated,” Bevers said. Most of the coaching staff moved on, she said, because the head coach also retired.

This did not stop Kennedy’s lawyers from telling the Supreme Court repeatedly that he was fired.

“The record is clear that Coach Kennedy was fired for that midfield prayer,” lawyer Paul Clement told the nine justices in the first 15 seconds of the oral arguments of the case in April. The words “fired,” “fire” or “firing” were used 16 times in the hour and a half session.

It wasn’t true though. The district’s lawyers tried to correct the record, to no avail.

“You can’t sue them for failing to rehire you if you didn’t apply,” one lawyer, Mercer Island’s Michael Tierney, argued during a lower court session. “The District didn’t get an application from him, had four positions to fill and filled them with people who had applied. It didn’t fail to rehire him.”

The Supreme Court simply ignored this inconvenient fact — along with a host of others. At one point during oral arguments, as a different school district attorney was saying the narrative that had been spun didn’t fit with the facts — that the coach’s prayers were neither silent nor solitary, nor was he fired — Justice Samuel Alito interrupted him, saying “I know that you want to make this very complicated.”

Alito persisted in asking about the coach being fired — six times he said it, to the point that the lawyer finally corrected him. Which is a touchy thing to do with a Supreme Court justice.

“It’s not a question of firing, and in fact, he was put on paid leave,” the lawyer pleaded, fruitlessly, to Alito.

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I think it may have been mentioned here but certainly that part of the situation does not seem well known.
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Old 17th September 2022, 04:24 PM   #169
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Originally Posted by cosmicaug View Post
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I think it may have been mentioned here but certainly that part of the situation does not seem well known.
And the GOP whine about 'activist courts' when this happens.
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Old 17th September 2022, 04:35 PM   #170
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I think it may have been mentioned here but certainly that part of the situation does not seem well known.

It seems to me that he might not have applied because their actions made it clear that they did not want him back. He was clearly ostracized. So while not officially "fired", it pretty much amounted to the same thing.

Probably if he were black, and promoting BLM instead, every liberal would point this out as being obvious. Be honest with yourselves.
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Old 17th September 2022, 05:11 PM   #171
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Yes because black lives DO matter but God doesn't exist. Glad we cleared that up.
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Old 17th September 2022, 07:12 PM   #172
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Originally Posted by Warp12 View Post
It seems to me that he might not have applied because their actions made it clear that they did not want him back. He was clearly ostracized. So while not officially "fired", it pretty much amounted to the same thing.

Probably if he were black, and promoting BLM instead, every liberal would point this out as being obvious. Be honest with yourselves.
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Alito is a lying piece of **** who doesn't care about facts.
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Old 19th September 2022, 10:44 AM   #174
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Alito is a lying piece of **** who doesn't care about facts.
This is definitely one of the worst SCOTUS's we've had in a long time. Their numbers are sinking and people have no faith in them at all.

This goes to show why, Alito couldn't even get the basics of the case right, and he ruled based on his lack of understanding. He knew what he was going to do before it all started, but still, it goes to show that he was committed to not understanding.
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This court would happily approve state laws requiring Christian prayers at every game. And probably will, sooner or later.
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This court would happily approve state laws requiring Christian prayers at every game. And probably will, sooner or later.

Next thing you know, "In God We Trust" will be the official US motto.
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Next thing you know, "In God We Trust" will be the official US motto.
Next thing you know, "In Our Christian God We Trust" will be the official US motto.

I wouldn't be surprised with the amount of Christian Nationalists we've got.

The fact that schools in TX would not allow the US motto in Arabic to be displayed is so revealing.
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The fact that schools in TX would not allow the US motto in Arabic to be displayed is so revealing.

Look at the big picture. There are a lot of languages; that is a lot of signs. Whereas the vast majority of those attending public school have at least a rudimentary understanding of English. The reasoning is not as wicked as you imply.
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Look at the big picture. There are a lot of languages; that is a lot of signs. Whereas the vast majority of those attending public school have at least a rudimentary understanding of English. The reasoning is not as wicked as you imply.
Sure. That's the reason they wouldn't allow it. Hey, Warp, are you interested in buying your very own bridge in Brooklyn, because have I got a deal for you!
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Old 22nd September 2022, 09:22 AM   #180
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Originally Posted by cosmicaug View Post
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I think it may have been mentioned here but certainly that part of the situation does not seem well known.
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Justice Samuel Alito interrupted him, saying “I know that you want to make this very complicated.”
Geeze, guy isn't that why we (or actually you, the American taxpayers) pay you the Big Bucks?

Can this be used in an appeal to a Higher Power, like God?

to say the least.
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It really amazes how much of our society functions on the assumption that the people in charge actually being interested in doing their jobs. And it depresses me that its the reason we're failing so badly.
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Hasn't gone back to the job since he discovered the very profitable grift of Christian victimhood. Unsurprising.
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