Tuesday, July 05, 2005

When It Suits You!

Americans United for Separation of Church and State's current executive director, the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, is a United Church of Christ minister.

Got that?

OK, these folks think it is entirely appropriate for a church assembly to tell governments what to do, (Committee decides, The wall must go: The General Synod will be urged Tuesday to press the Israeli government to "tear down the wall."

Now, the Church of Barry Lynn thinks it is entirely appropriate for them to get involved in the selection of the next Supreme Court judge!

"Emergency Synod resolution introduced on U.S. Supreme Court"
Contributed by William Winslow
Sunday, 03 July 2005

"In the wake of the sudden resignation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, an emergency resolution has been introduced before Synod delegates that would urge President Bush and the U.S. Senate to use a bipartisan process of "openness and consultatio" as their standard for nominating and confirming future justices.

The proposed resolution notes that O'Connor, the nation's first female Supreme Court Justice, has been a moderating influence on the court. Bush has lauded her as a discerning and conscientious judge.

The framers of the proposed action, endorsed by seven regional Conference delegations, were deliberate in not suggesting any religious litmus test for future justices. Rather, the measure would call upon the nomination process to be "fair, truthful and beyond reproach." The proposal still requires full Synod approval."

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