Skip to comments.Legislator: Law allows banishment of Bible
Posted on 07/02/2008 3:23:52 AM PDT by Man50D
A lawmaker in Colorado who challenged the authors of SB200, a new law that bans discrimination based on the "perception" of gender, during House debate says it was written to give a wide open door to anyone who wants to banish Christian beliefs or the Bible.
"This is so loaded. It's written in an open-ended fashion that anybody can take just about any part of it and grow it into a huge monstrosity," state Rep. Kevin Lundberg told WND today. "It was written with intentional [vagueness]."
He spoke with WND after a news conference at which a number of groups and organizations announced plans to challenge the law. Among those promising to dispute the new limitations on speech and actions was Liberty Counsel, which is reviewing the situation now in preparation for a legal challenge.
"Section 8 of Senate Bill 200 is a wide open door for any judge to censor anything that condemns homosexuality, including Scripture," Lundberg said at the news conference. Section 8 is headlined, "Publishing of discriminative matter forbidden."
"I do believe that the Bible is banned, under the plain language of this new statute," said Steve Crampton, general counsel of Liberty Counsel.
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We are not in Canada anymore, Toto.
And, once the Bible in its entirety is banished, them the door is wide open to introduce the NEW prophecy, the Koran.
It would be widely available in its English translation, with many of the controversial verses carefully “translated”, so as to blunt the really evil intent of meaning. The innocuous English version is what would be made known to the potential converts, and once they had converted, they would learn the particulars of Arabic language that would enable the True Believers to look upon the intent of the Prophet as he was meant to be understood. Kill the unbelievers, enslave the doubtful and create a true patriarchy of the Noble Islamic Gentlemen Given Exceptional Respect.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF.
But it’s okay for a state legislature to prohibit huh?
Subject to judicial interpretation...no matter how plain the language is.
The leftist will not like the new CRUSADE if they try this!
Don't overlook the fact that the left will use our own laws against us...for example:
1st Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
10th Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
Note that the 1st Amendment specifically states "Congress shall make no law"....it doesn't say State Legislators......
One day, we may be looking at the possiblility of Sharia law in a state...Kalifornia...are you listening?
Not true. States belonging to the republic MUST base their own Constitutions from the US Constitution. They cannot circumvent the US based document.
Article six covers this and I agree in principle...but how about the...Washington DC gun ban? It lasted for decades.....and they are still dragging their feet to comply.
I don't claim to be a Constitutional scholar, but the ignorance of "the people" and the ability of legislators and judges to make laws that violate the US Constitution is a fact of history. How about abortion?
The article isn’t very clear. Is this a Colorado State law or a federal law?
That only occurred because of the WEAKNESS of WE the PEOPLE. Should’ve held their feet to the fire 30 years ago. No excuse, it’s us as a whole and we need to take a stand early on in many cases, instead of hiding behind good, strong organizations like the NRA to do our duty for us (yes, I’m a member of course!).
We need to take back our country. Either our laws are based on the US Constitution and Bill of Rights or they aren’t. Either we are going to abide by them or not. If not, then hand in your guns or whatever (Bibles too) and turn yourselves over to the state and be good sheeple.
What a shameful time in our Republic. Look at these weak, pathetic candidates, if that doesn’t send out a message to our enemy, then our enemy are dumb as posts—NOT.
AGREED! BRAVO! The weakness of THE PEOPLE will be the weak link in the respect and support of the Constitution....after all....the 2nd Amendment survived by one vote and that hinged on politics.... The Constitution is now, more than ever, subject to the whim of the times...and activist judges....
It took quite a while to find the bill on the internet, don’t these so-called journalists think it pertinent enough to link to the matter at hand? Sheesh.
Now...explain the "right" to ABORTION to me.....
This is blatantly depriving a person of life.... Like I said, a weak PEOPLE will allow incremental destruction of rights & freedom in the naive pursuit of perceived safety and relegation of responsibility.
Colorado Springs is a funny place for an atheist such as myself. A lot of employers require candidates and new hires to sign a “Christian Statement”, which varies from office to office. The first time I learned of this, my jaw dropped.
Oddly enough, as an atheist signing the statement for me was akin to signing a UFO statement. Null and Void.
I believe this legislature, and this article are only half of the story.
Now, that I told FreeRepublic that I’m an atheist: Let the rocks fly !
Its purpose is to criminalize behavior that is now common, and put White Christians in jail.