In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of the United States today issued a landmark First Amendment ruling clearing the way for governments to accept permanent monuments of their choosing in public parks.
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Since: Jan 07
#104 Mar 7, 2009
I be the Pleasant Grovians are all waiting with baited breath for the Summum monument.
Followed by the monuments to the FSM, UPU, Buddha, Dianists and any other wacko cult that can get the money together. It ought to be quite a display. Maybe they could dredge Jesus out of the federal marine sanctuary off Key Largo. Sea life is not being kind to him anyway.
[Christ of the Deep]
#105 Mar 9, 2009
I actually live out here; 1 town away from PG - and used to live in PG...
NOBODY HERE wants the Summums or any other wacko cult erecting "monuments" on public property just because there are monuments or symbols of more mainstream religions that have been put up. It is not the same thing as if a Jewish group wanted to put up a Menorah or something like that; there would not be any local opposition to that I'm sure.
But the Summums are NOT normal, mainstream or even local.
Next thing you know f-cking NAMBLA will want some kind of "man and boy" statue or something
Interesting how "aveteran" and others will assume to defend equal treatment for "freaks" in what is actually a thinly veiled attack on (mainstream) religion in general... if you love these nut cases so much, let them put their "monument" on YOUR front lawn
BTW - total number of "Summums" living in PG = 2 people, out of a population of around 20K.
Since: Oct 07
#106 Mar 9, 2009
It IS the same, dipwad. Just because the Christian deathcult has more members doesn't mean it's any more deserving of respect than any other belief. Or any respect at all, for that matter. If you love the commandment headstones, put them oon your OWN F-ing lawn.
#107 Mar 13, 2009
This has nothing to do with respect. It has to do with a total of 2 people who believe they should receive equal "representation" compared to groups numbering in the thousands...
You simply can't allow every single group that wants to put up a statue or a sign or a plaque, whatever - the park would be littered with crap!
The 10 Commandments statue in question is also a historic piece; it is over 100 years old. And the "Summums" weren't the only group denied a permit - they were just the only one to try and sue their way in. But they lost, thank God
Since: Oct 07
#108 Mar 15, 2009
Their beliefs are no less valid than Christian beliefs. They SHOULD receive equal representation.
News flash.... it already IS.
Where do you get your information? the Ten Commandments display currently in the park was donated to the City by the Fraternal Order of Eagles in 1971. 38 years old - most definitely not "historic".
Blow your 'god' out your backside. The court ruled wrongly, not surprising, considering the way Bush packed it with more religious extremists in addition to the ones already there.
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