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Unprecedented four scotus dissents promise to keep marriage debate open

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    ...In one of his more forceful indictments, Roberts accuses the majority justices of complete disdain for the Constitution and a willful act of legislative hubris:

    The majority’s decision is an act of will, not legal judgment. The right it announces has no basis in the Constitution or this Court’s precedent. The majority expressly disclaims judicial “caution” and omits even a pretense of humility, openly relying on its desire to remake society according to its own “new insight” into the “nature of injustice.”

    In doing so, Roberts contends, the majority justices have usurped the role of legislators and ultimately of the people themselves:

    The majority today neglects that restrained conception of the judicial role. It seizes for itself a question the Constitution leaves to the people, at a time when the people are engaged in a vibrant debate on that question. And it answers that question based not on neutral principles of constitutional law, but on its own “understanding of what freedom is and must become.”

    Friday’s decision may well be a victory for same-sex couples, Roberts asserts, but it is decidedly a defeat for the US Constitution and for the rule of law.

  2. plain_n_simple

    plain_n_simple Active Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    "Regardless of people's convictions on homosexuality, that's neither here nor there, one of the primary things that is being exposed here is that "christians" are upset they have lost the ability to dictate what other people do.

    We're exposing the truth - that we don't believe God can change people and lead people into all truth... (again OUR view of the truth) therefore we need the U.S. government to do it for us!

    Nothing changes in the heart (or in the bedrooms) but at least people can't own a marriage certificate!! God forbid!! (Or do they mean Government forbid!!!)

    Today makes me sad to be a Christian.

    This isn't a discussion on homosexuality it's a discussion on do we the church believe in transformation by law or by grace...

    And you know what. I'm appalled by the very obvious answer.

    In the law we trust.

    God bless American Christianity!"-Drysdale
  3. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    Sounds like he's talking about his own decision on ACA.

    Roberts is a hypocrite.
  4. Jkdbuck76

    Jkdbuck76 Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Or suffers from multiple personality disorder.