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What Supreme Court ruling is she referencing that supposedly sides with her view?

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/analysis.aspx?id=15483

Context is key to sorting out Commandments rulings

By Tony Mauro First Amendment Center legal correspondent 06.28.05 WASHINGTON — There are only 10 commandments, but it took the Supreme Court 138 pages of opinion to decide whether displays of those commandments belong on public property. And in spite of the verbiage, it all boiled down to the views of one justice: Stephen Breyer.

The Supreme Court splintered yesterday on the issue in Van Orden v. Perry and McCreary County v. ACLU, virtually guaranteeing further litigation. The justices said a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds in Austin, Texas, could stay where it has been since 1961. But the Ten Commandments displays in two county courthouses in Kentucky, put up in 1999 with unabashed pro-Christian intent, had to come down.

How to reconcile the two decisions? At the strictly numerical level, the answer is Breyer. He was the only justice in the majority in both 5-4 cases.

So Kelly is pulling up as precedence 1 out of 3 decisions - whatever. And her refrain of atheists feeling marginalized is such a nice spin to make it seem as if we're all playing the victim. Howsabout a national victimization day where nobody gets to pray? That could be on the 3rd Thursday in May.

Can we make it the 4th Thursday in May? Then it has a shot at falling on my birthday. :)

I gotta say, though, that I really like Barry Lynn. Separation of church and state, freedom of choice, freedom of religion, that is the tack these people need to take.

Kelly (whatever her other name is) is one of those people who simply don't hear what they themselves are saying. Seriously, why do atheists object to "In God We Trust" on our money? Hello? Is there anyone there?

So, ironically, I must side with the reverend on this one. He has thought about his position. Kelly, um, hasn't.

Can we make it the 4th Thursday in May? Then it has a shot at falling on my birthday. :)

Why not a whole week? After all, the religious spend at least once a week at their craft.

After all, the religious spend at least once a week at their craft.

Bad singing?

Not surprising this is another example of Fox "News" failing to do any fact checking. Lemon v. Kurtzman is quite clear. No surprise if the activist justices (the conservative ones) will disagree with 200 years of Supreme Court history on this one.

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