Friday, March 03, 2006

Supreme Intervention

We at Holier Than Thou felt a shiver run up our spines yesterday upon hearing that a U.S. Supreme Court justice recently sent a letter to a leading member of the Religious Right to thank him and his followers for their support.

“The prayers of so many people from around the country were a palpable and powerful force,” this high court justice wrote. “As long as I serve on the Supreme Court, I will keep in mind the trust that has been placed in me.”

1) So, who was the judge who sent the thank you note?

A) Justice John Roberts
B) Justice Samuel Alito
C) Justice Antonin Scalia
D) Justice Clarence Thomas

2) And, who was the Evangelical leader he sent it to?

A) Rev. Pat Robertson
B) Rev. Robert Schuller
C) James Dobson
D) Rev. Rick Warren

1) B: Newly confirmed judge Samuel Alito sent the thank you note to…
2) C: …James Dobson of Focus on the Family

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Executive Director Rev. Barry W. Lynn called the note “grossly inappropriate,” adding it, “suggests that Alito is carrying out a right-wing agenda instead of being a justice for all.” (And yes, the executive director for AUSCS really is himself a Christian minister!)

To which Dobson responded: “Ridiculous.”


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