Thursday, January 19, 2006

Divine Justice?

When the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Oregon’s assisted suicide law earlier this week, it drew outrage from religious conservatives, and strong dissenting opinions from three Supreme Court justices: John Roberts, Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia.

Now we know that judges go to great lengths in saying that they set their personal religious beliefs aside when deciding matters of law, but we at Holier Than Thou aren’t so sure.

(The Christian Right obviously isn’t so sure either — an Evangelical group is holding a prayer vigil even as we speak in the hopes that judge Samuel Alito gets confirmed to the Supreme Court.)

So, for the record, what religious affiliation do justices Roberts, Thomas and Scalia share?

A) Roman Catholic
B) Southern Baptist
C) Presbyterian
D) Buddhism
E) Scientology

A) The three are Roman Catholics, which strongly opposes all right-to-die measures. Coincidence, or point of law? You decide.


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