Religious Right Serves Restraining Orders On Supreme Court Justices Ginsburg and Kagan

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A restraining, or protection, order is issued by a court to protect a person or an entity, or the general public, in dangerous situations involving domestic violence, harassment, stalking or sexual assault. Every state in America has some form of domestic violence restraining order law, and if the subject of the restraining order does something the court ordered them not to do, or refuses to do something the court ordered them to do, it is a violation of the court order and police are called to enforce the court’s wishes.

Nearly all conscious Americans comprehend that a longstanding rule is that only a court can issue a restraining order. However, like many things in 21st Century America, evangelicals refuse to accept that the rule of law applies to them any more than they believe the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Of course, an increasing number of Republican members of Congress, state legislatures, and governors cannot accept the Constitution either, so it was no great surprise that evangelicals followed the lead of two congressional Republicans and issued religious orders restraining the ‘wrong‘ kind of Supreme Court Justices from fulfilling their duly sworn Constitutional duty.

Within the past month, religious Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and evangelical Representative Steve King (R-IA) introduced legislation in their respective chambers of Congress to prohibit the federal judiciary from hearing or ruling on same-sex marriage cases. Since the two congressional Republicans were unsuccessful in getting their legislation passed and signed into law, the religious right took matters into its own hands and issued a reported 300,000 restraining orders against liberal Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan prohibiting them from hearing or ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges.

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The case stems from the 6th Circuit Court’s decision to uphold same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky. According to their mandate in the U.S Constitution, the justices will decide whether states are required to issue marriage licenses between two people of the same sex, and whether states are required to recognize same-sex marriage licenses from other states under that section of the pesky document Republicans and evangelical fanatics refuse to acknowledge; the 14th Amendment guaranteeing all Americans equal rights and protections under the law.

One of the pre-eminent religious arbiters of all things relating to the Supreme law of the land, president of Abiding Truth Ministries Scott Lively, has unilaterally disqualified Justices Kagan and Ginsburg from hearing or ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges because he decided “they have committed an unparalleled breach of judicial ethics by elevating the importance of their own favored political cause of gay rights above the integrity of the court and of our nation.” As a typical religious hypocrite, Lively does not hold the conservatives on the High Court who attend churches preaching against homosexuality, or have been inordinately vocal in their opposition to gay rights to the same standards because something about god, bible, and traditional marriage. None of which have any relevance or impact whatsoever on the 14th Amendment or any part of the U.S. Constitution.

The 300,000 restraining orders that Faith2Action President Janet Porter said were due to be officially “served” on the nation’s highest Court, and delivered to the Republican church in Congress, to prevent any Supreme Court Justices  from ever ruling on gay marriage were represented by 60 empty boxes. The idea was to symbolize in boxes just how “restrained” the Court is in the bigoted eyes of the religious right movement. Preacher Porter said, “We have appealed to Congress to restrain the judges, and the good news is Congress has heard our cry.” She is certain that as righteous Republicans, “Congress has the ability to remove appellate jurisdiction. What that means,” Porter asserted confidently, “is we can actually take from them their right to rule on marriage before they even rule on marriage.”

However, that is not the case in the document any sane American understands is the real law of the land. According to the Constitution’s Article Six, Clause 2, “the United States Constitution shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby” in spite of any religious edicts or attempts by Republicans in Congress to decide otherwise.

What that means for Steve King’s “Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act of 2015” removing jurisdiction to rule on gay marriage from federal courts, and Ted Cruz’s “Protect Marriage from the Courts Act” prohibiting any federal court from having jurisdiction over same-sex marriage cases, is that they are invalid. The Supreme Court retains its “right to rule on marriage” and anything else the Court deems necessary despite House or Senate legislation, or 300,000 pretend restraining orders issued by religious bigots in the anti-same-sex marriage movement.

Apparently what incited Scott Lively, and Janet Porter for that matter, to attempt to ‘restrain‘ two Supreme Court Jurists from fulfilling their duty was as Lively complained, “Kagan and Ginsburg’s vividly demonstrated disposition in favor of the same-sex couples.” Lively is very angry that Justice Ginsburg officiated over the Washington wedding of Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts in 2013. Same-sex unions had been legal in the District of Columbia since 2010, and besides it is not uncommon for High Court Justices to officiate at weddings. Ginsburg even waited until after the announcement in two major Supreme Court same-sex marriage cases ruling that the federal government may not refuse to recognize legally married gay couples and reinstated a lower court ruling that found California’s ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional.

The absurdity of religious right maniacs issuing restraining orders to prevent Supreme Court Justices from hearing or ruling on a case evangelicals cannot accept is as bizarre as Republicans in Congress introducing legislation to restrict the federal judiciary from deciding what is and what is not constitutional. However, it is a trend among the religious right Republican movement to impose its theocratic will on Americans whether by legislation legalizing discrimination disguised as religious freedom or allowing evangelicals to control and restrain women from making their own reproductive health choices.

As some claim, it may well be that issuing 300,000 restraining orders on the High Court and Congress is a desperation act on the part of frightened religious maniacs who think they are losing the war to control America. But because they are frightened and desperate, they are as dangerous as any rabid wild beast and dismissing them as anything less is a monumental error. Because like any terrified true believer, the religious right will not be dissuaded by something they regard as invalid like the U.S. Constitution.

98 Replies to “Religious Right Serves Restraining Orders On Supreme Court Justices Ginsburg and Kagan”

  1. This could be the end of America as we know it, and as the founding Fathers designed it. There is no place in a Democracy for extremism.

  2. Now we’re getting religious fatwas from the fake Christians? They really have no shame or self awareness. This sort of edict would be right at home in Iran.

  3. Interesting…Were are the petitions, restraining orders, and demands of Recusation for Justices who have attended heterosexual weddings, or whose spouses are members of organizations affected by their rulings? I am not a member of the LGBT community but I do not believe in passing laws, amending the constitution, or court rulings that take rights away from other citizens or infringes on someone’s privacy. The demands by this group and showboat politicians is a gateway to tyranny.

  4. could they ship the 300,000 restraining orders here to California?

    with the tragedy in Nepal we’re once again reminded of earthquake preparedness… we could store all that paper as emergency toilet paper…

    in true Reganesque ‘conservatism’ there’s no point letting it go to waste in some landfill…

  5. The No Religious Test Clause of the United States Constitution is found in Article VI, paragraph 3, and states that:

    The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States

  6. Chutzpah
    Utter nerve; effrontery: “has the chutzpah to claim a lock on God and morality” (New York Times).
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/chutzpah

    1. unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
    2. audacity; nerve.
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=chutzpah

    Chutzpah (pronounced huuts-pah) is a Yiddish word that is used by Jews and non-Jews alike to describe someone who is particularly audacious or has a lot of “guts.” Chutzpah can be used in a variety of ways. You can say someone “had chutzpah” to do something, or you could describe them as a “chutzpanik” and achieve the same meaning. Chutzpah can be used to describe both males and females

    http://judaism.about.com/od/glossary/g/Definition-Of-Chutzpah-Yiddish.htm

  7. Yep, Ayatollah’s Lively and Porter don’t see the irony in this. Republicans in general don’t see the irony. It’s pathetic.

  8. A very clear picture of our tax dollars being wasted in Congress. Why cant they do anything but stall and waste money? The religious fanatics have seized Congress. It absolutely has to end there.

  9. These people are probably the same ones who keep talking about taking America back. The problem is that they are not true patriots at all. They don’t care what the US Constitution says. They only care what they think their Bible says or what they wish to cherry pick from their Bible says. They are not even true Christians any more than ISIL members are true Muslims.

  10. I think my head is going to explode.

    I’m pretty sure that Cruz knows that congress CANNOT restrain the federal courts. King, on the other hand is just plain stupid and arrogant, I’m pretty sure he believes he can. This was nothing but a big show designed to impress the right-wing religious zealots that they are trying, so hard, to do something.

    Whatever happened to their saying “let go and let God”? Apparently they have no faith in their God to guide the hands of the justices, that they have to take matters into their own hands. It really demonstrates how little faith they actually have.

    SMH.

  11. And this is exactly clause that will be used to dismiss; the Vandal-Thugs are intentionally taking up the courts time as a means to stop them from doing their sworn duty.

    Do they actually believe that their act of sheer desperation will delay the decision on removing the ban on gay marriage today? If anything, the justices will sit and say “let’s get this over with…”

  12. Just another example of right-wing ignorance and neediness. The hegemony of the aging white Christian male is evaporating before their eyes and all they can do is make helpless gestures.

  13. Using the religious right reasoning, I guess all Catholics on the SCOTUS should be disqualified to rule on anything that comes before the court that goes against their religious beliefs.

    The religious rights wants the U.S. to be a theocracy pure and simple.

  14. OK, I’m confused. Who is issuing these 300,000 restraining orders and what is their authority for doing so? Is there now a restraining order AP? Where do I get it? Can I issue a restraining order on Scott Lively to keep him from running his yap?

  15. The religious right is upset with the Supreme Ladies of the court, because they
    are thinking and using their brains instead they should be home baking cookies!

  16. So, what was the cost to we the tax payer of their filing? Over and Over RW nuts from all over the spectrum tie up courts from frivolous law suits, paperwork filings in the court. They hate America…..

  17. Wow, just wow! I am stunned. So what happened to “We love the Constitution?”

    PS would the person marking “no way” in disagreement to almost every single post please speak up. What exactly do you not agree with? Don’t be a coward, speak up.

  18. Nothing the hard right political or religious factions do surprise me anymore. Their agendas are so bizarre and yet they continue to admonish Progressives for believing that indeed “all men (and women) are created equal.” They extol the virtues of the Constitution when they can interpret it (just as they interpret the bible) to fit into their own archaic ideology relegating blacks, gays, women….as inconveniences who just happen to be human beings. If it were that easy to render Supreme Court justices authoritatively impotent….Progressives of this country would have done the same thing to the 5 Conservative justices that continue to make law rather than interpret it! We’ll see how they rule on gay marriage.

  19. What I would like to know is where are the Christians that are not extreme, and work daily to live their faith and treat others fairly as they wish to be treated??

    These Christians should stand up and announce that this extremist right is performing sacrilege to the Christian religion. Knock them down, reassure those being suppressed that it is NOT the Christian tradition.

    C’mon sensible Christians, stand up and protect your religion and those being suppressed. Don’t pretend the despotism does not exist. To say NOTHING is to be an accomplice.

  20. We “all” know who these “religious” right-wing Christian “Demons” from “Hell” actually work for now!!! Its the “Great-Deceiver” himself who is “called” the “ANTICHRIST”!!! “Their” very own “BIBLE” tells us so. Why can’t these “pitiful” excuses for “GODS” children realize this??? “SATAN” is their “only” true master and true “god” now. The Catholic Churches “Priests” have a Hell of a lot of “EXORCISM RITUALS” to perform on these truly “SOULLESS”, demon-possessed, human-beings, in between all of their “RAPING and “MOLESTING” of small children activity’s. In my opinion.

  21. This was the remedial Sunday school assignment for the dumbass xtians.

    Bet someone made money off of it too. I can see it now– for only $25 you can issue restraining order against Supreme Court.

  22. Are they really that stupid, to attempt to serve restraining orders on any supreme court justice?

    Since they’re such “good” christians, how about we ship them to Nepal instead?

  23. Though Congress could limit the *appellate * jurisdiction of the lower federal benches legislatively, it cannot limit the *original* jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, which extends to all causes arising under the Constitution…and this is such a cause. Removing the jurisdiction to hear such cases from the lower benches would merely fast track them to the Supreme Court.

  24. So we can put restraining orders on scalion and tomass then?
    Tit for tit right?
    The absurdity makes the point.

  25. For those of you who didn’t see this yesterday:

    Scott Lively – currently a defendant in a Federal lawsuit under the Alien Tort Statute, for having violated international law by conspiring to persecute the Ugandan LBGT community, a lawsuit that has twice had attempts for dismissal rejected, once by a US district judge and once by an US Court of Appeals. He has about as much business filing motions with the Supremes as George W Bush has giving President Obama advice on how to conduct foreign policy.
    What is it with these guys that they can’t seem to get everyone else’s sex life out of their minds? Seems an awful lot like they are the perverts themselves.
    “Religious restraining orders” – that’s beyond laughable….

  26. It worries me. An extremist killed Dr. Tiller. We need to keep an eye out for the safety of these justices. There are some crazy people out there.

  27. I think maybe send them to Somalia would better place for them. Nepal has enough issues right now to deal with. The last thing they need now is these worthless assholes.

  28. mary1803 they are paid Trolls. For every down vote they get 50 cents and a half pint of Shara Palins 100 proof moose pee.

  29. they’re mentally ill and belong in an insane asylim and their saint Ronny closed the asylims

    Conservatism as a Mental Illness
    Republican polls have recently exhibited 10 telltale signs of mental illness:
    Denial, Delusion, Hallucination, Disordered Thinking, Anger, Anti-social Behavior, Sexual Preoccupation, Grandiosity, General Oddness, Paranoia
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolutionary-entertainment/201206/conservatism-mental-illness

    Ronald Reagan’s shameful legacy: violence, the homeless, mental illness
    http://www.salon.com/2013/09/29/ronald_reagans_shameful_legacy_violence_the_homeless_mental_illness/

  30. “Nothing gets conservatives more excited or frothing at the mouth quicker than what’s going on in other folks’ bedrooms”
    – Ann Richards
    Democratic Governor of Texas 1991-1995

  31. As a disabled person on SS, I would like a restraining order against the “wrong” Koch Congress because they want to take away my only means of income(that I paid into). For that matter, we should all restrain Kochs from hijacking government – sanction the Kochs!

  32. First of all let’s stop addressing these weirdo’s as the “Religious right”. There is not a damn thing religious or right about these clowns. The Bible that they claim is the law, states that you obey the law of the land. Not the law of a bunch of extremist who hate everything and everybody who doesn’t live and believe as they do. Because the Bible says, you are to love your enemy. So unless they are using a different Bible, they are terrorist. And they better understand you can’t mock God for what you reap you will sow.

  33. If that was all it took was restraining orders then we should have issued a few for Scalia and Thomas when Citizen’s United was being allowed to stand. Conflict of Interest is just that..

  34. They may read it, but do not follow it. example Life.. when it begins.
    Gen chp 2 v 7
    Gen chp 1 v 37
    Job chp 33 v 4
    let alone clothing and cloth mixtures.

  35. What is not mentioned in this article is that when NOM and Lively were promoting this idea to their fans, they said they would deliver a “restraining order” for a mere “donation” of $50. If they do indeed have 300,000 of these, it is the money they really care about, make no mistake. These guys are grifters and nothing more.

  36. Evangelicals can issue all the phony restraining orders they please. They carry no legal weight whatsoever. Restraining orders have to come from a judge and signed by one. So 30OK names on a petition? So what? Just something to laugh off, not try to pass off as legit. I’m embarrassed for this media.

  37. I know we’re all looking at this like WTF?! But (restraining orders aside, that’s just BS) the attempt to control the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court is a constitutional move. The Congress has the power to create and define the jurisdiction of any federal court lower than the Supreme Court. The Congress also has the power to limit the Appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. By using both powers, Cruz et. al. are trying to find a way to legally strip the Supreme Court of its power to review the appellate cases concerning same sex marriage. It’s heinous and underhanded, but don’t think it’s illegal, or with the right majority at the right time, couldn’t happen.

  38. To Neanderthal ChristoNAZIs a little thing like the US Constitution is meaningless. They will never be satisfied until they install a Taliban Christian government in America and then murder anybody who is not already one of them.

    If Christians want to understand the anti-Christian sentiment that is growing in this country, then they have no better place to start than by looking at this issue. Karl Marx was correct – “Religion is the opiate of the masses” and ChristoNAZISM is the worst kind of religion.

  39. This bunch of nutjobs would consider Reagan to be a pinko commie liberal! Their idols are Adolf Hitler and Atla the Hun.

  40. Couldn’t agree more ‘tinny; I’ve been a Christian for many years now (and have a gay daughter to boot) and have always felt that the biggest weakness many of my fellow believers possess is in allowing others to do their thinking for them; many preachers require no formal training to be behind the pulpit, and are going to project what they feel is the correct interpretation of Scripture. Even if this interpretation is incorrect or influenced by others’ teachings rather than the text itself. Marriage has taken many forms in society and also in the Bible, from Solomon’s 300 wives and many concubines (lets see if the Republicans push for that Biblical model of marriage)to the compulsory marriage between a rapist and his victim (in Genesis), to the marriage between Noah’s grandchildren. For conservatives to be horrified that gay marriage is wrong because it’s un-Biblical is both ill-informed and I believe, opposed to the Scripture; God said in Isaiah “Let us reason together”…

  41. I wish they WOULD take up arms against the country! There are a whole lot more of us than them. It would make the Iraqis surrendering to unarmed news crews look like the battle of the bulge.

  42. This is a great article except that SCOTUS is not mandated by the Constitution to decide the constitutionality of laws. The Constitution is very vague on the powers of SCOTUS. The Supreme Court in Marbury v. Madison created a precedent and it stuck. This is a sticky issue.

  43. Exactly – they are what Christ would call “white washed sepulchres”, pretending holiness whilst living none of it; if they truly believed the Book, they’d be fighting for the poor and the downtrodden; they’d be aiding widows and children, not robbing them. And they’d render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, i.e. they’d pay tax. Cutting the guts out of social security, catering to big business and judging the strength of foreign policy by kill counts is not Christian, it’s not Biblical and it should not be classed as being moral. Any more than defining marriage based upon a misinterpretation of ancient text (but more on the butchery of theology at another time); Godless, heartless policies are not birthed by the God I pray to…

  44. actually meshuggener would better describe them
    Adjective(comparative more meshuggener, superlative most meshuggener)
    Crazy, insane.
    Noun(plural meshuggeners)
    A madman; a crazy person, a nutter.
    Origin
    From Yiddish משוגענע (meshugene, adj), משוגענער (meshugener, “lunatic”, noun). Compare משוגע (meshuge, “crazy”).
    English Wiktionary.

  45. Those who want to “serve” restraining orders to Supreme Court Justices Ginsberg and Kagan are neither religious nor right! They are a dangerous minority that live in fear of extinction. They are uneducated in the both U.S. Constitution and of Scripture. The latter has no place in our government or governance. They are self-righteous theocratic ignoramuses.

    They need to learn the long history of same-sex marriage which, I believe, goes back as least to Ancient Greece.

    We can thank St. Ronald Reagan for the RR presence in government, the Koch brothers founded and support the tea party & support tea party candidates. Papa Koch founded the John Birch Society some decades ago.

    Our govt has been bought by corporations, millionaires & billionaires. We are no longer a democracy, but an oligarchy.

    http://www.stampstampede.org, Ben Cohen’s website for “We the people.”

    “Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America’s Radical Right” by Claire Conner

    I love my country as do you.

  46. If I were guessing, those 300K restraining orders are nothing more than a generic application form, and they have no intention of actually trying to get a restraining order issued.

    I’d also guess that the primary purpose of the whole exercise was to collect donations from the psychotic right.

  47. Aussie Jimmy is accurate.

    “Aussie JimmyReply to Aussie Jimmy
    Wed, Apr 29th, 2015 at 2:48 am

    Exactly – they are what Christ would call “white washed sepulchres”, pretending holiness whilst living none of it; if they truly believed the Book, they’d be fighting for the poor and the downtrodden; they’d be aiding widows and children, not robbing them. And they’d render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, i.e. they’d pay tax. Cutting the guts out of social security, catering to big business and judging the strength of foreign policy by kill counts is not Christian, it’s not Biblical and it should not be classed as being moral. Any more than defining marriage based upon a misinterpretation of ancient text (but more on the butchery of theology at another time); Godless, heartless policies are not birthed by the God I pray to…”

  48. As a former atheist who converted to Catholicism, I find your comment offensive. I can remember feeling just this arrogant when I was an atheist, too. If you want not to believe in God, that is your choice, and I really don’t care, but how about not acting like those evangelicals? From my own experience, many atheists are just as intolerant and narrow minded as the worst Bible-thumpers.

  49. If these female justices should recuse themselves from voting on Gay Marriage then all of the Catholic Justices should recuse themselves from voting on abortion rights issues. After all, the Pope has said that you can be excommunicated for not following the rules of the church, even as a Judge.

  50. I could see that.

    But mine interpretation was from the sheer unmitigated gall of the ‘sovereign citizens’ to issue restraining orders when things aren’t going their way.

  51. You appear to forget 9/11 and the Boston Marathon Bombings. You reached back to the 1990s for examples, surely events more recent than that, such as 9/11 in 2001, should be counted. Over 3,000 people were killed by muslims on 9/11, or did you forget that?

  52. That wasn’t the question from the poster who I responding too. Sheesh don’t try me because I would put you to shame

  53. Once again. Pushing their damn beliefs down our throats and at the two Jewish women. They have no shame. This is Christian? This is pure hate and it will be coming back to these extremists two fold and I cannot wait. I would love to know just how many of these idiots actually do go to church or are they sitting on a corner with a sign about pro-choice and other issues that have nothing to do with them. These are what cults are made of.

  54. Actually, I believe the Constitution does give the legislature the authority to set boundaries on what cases may come before the Federal Court system. It certainly is the case that “judicial review,” the practice of determining Constitutionality of laws, is not in the Constitution. The legislature has Constitutional authority to forbid SCOTUS to issue such rulings.

  55. Oh, you mean I am wrong for being intolerant of a theist’s intolerance?
    I could care less if someone chooses to be a theist, but to use their religious beliefs to hate me, or deny me my equal protection under the law will not be met with tolerance, nor should it be.

  56. Next thing you know, they’ll issue 300,000 restraining orders on Pope Francis because he believes in Climate Change…AND the REAL Christianity, which is NOT the evangelicals. They are hateful bigots. NOT Christians.

  57. You are certainly free to dispute the obvious inability of evangelists to make fools of themselves, but why should Christians all be called mentally disturbed? Would you consider it insulting if I said that all atheists are crazy? That’s a real failing on the left — their hatred and scorn of religion. I’m not talking about the evangelists, but about normal Christians who actually believe in acting as Jesus wanted us to. Why are we continuously scorned and reviled as either being dumb, weak, or mentally deficient? Remember, I was there on the atheist side for the first 49 years of my life, so I can see both sides, and intolerance goes both ways.

  58. What I’m waiting to see is when, if ever, “sane America” realizes that these fanatics are staging a gradual coup, and when, if ever, they will restrain THEM before they finally initiate violence to complete it.

    Can’t happen in the U.S.? Right. Just like it could never happen in Tsarist Russia or monarchist France or, for that matter, Germany.

  59. What you are stating as law is merely opinion! The whole of the Judiciary of the United States is Judicial reviews to decide the constitutionality of a law, set of precedents, or legislative actions!

  60. Not of a bunch from Occupy serve them with a restraining order forbidding them from selecting justices based on religious belief instead of Sound Jurisprudence! It doesn’t take 300,000 just 120,000. They will know how the rest of us feel about their actions! We deliver it to them! They get the message! They only do this because there is no response! Where do I get my petition started?

  61. What I want to know is if those 300,000 people (if they even exist as lately there has been fake signatures gathered by the right) could be charged with practicing law without a license for signing a restraining order. Hopefully the religious right was smart enough to consult a lawyer…

  62. To say those who caused 9/11 are muslim is akin to saying the KKK is a Christian Outreach program. They reflect Islam no more than the KKK reflects Christianity.

    And these people reflect Christianity about as accurately as the KKK as well; they show no desire to help the needy, to show love to their neighbours or to display any inkling of compassion; their version of Christianity seems to be about self-righteous belittling of others and forcing their own personal values onto those who neither share them nor asked for this imposition…

  63. Why are we angry with religion and it’s adherents? Seriously? Most people don’t give a rats ass what religion you choose to believe in. We do care about the millennia of oppression by people using their “religion” to control, repress, and abuse everyone who believes differently than they do, up to and including murder.

    You either know that and are being intentionally obtuse or you are liar who was never an atheist to begin with. And I’d love to have you define what an atheist is.

  64. The religious right starts to sound more and more like the “Sovereign Citizens.” I wonder when they will decide to make their own license plates for their cars?

    What is a restraining order not issued by a court? Who is supposed to enforce the order? Do these idiots think some court or police are going to enforce a religious “restraining order”?

  65. That is just a theory based on the fact that the Constitution does not address the issue of judicial review. Considering the fact that this has been a question since the Maybury v. Madison case in 1803 if Congress had the authority to limit the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction don’t you think they would have done so by now?

    There have been numerous bills introduced in Congress to limit judicial review. As far as I know none of them have even been passed by one house of Congress. At this time the only way to limit the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court would be to pass an amendment to the Constitution.

  66. For some reason FaceBook keeps telling me it cannot let me share this article because it is some kind of big threat. Like WTF is your problem FARTbook?

  67. Calling these things “restraining orders” makes them sound as though they’ve been issued by various courts and have some sort of legal standing.
    Call them what they are: fatwas.

  68. In addition to unreasonable fear, these folks are ignorance personified. They refuse to listen to reason or law.

  69. Religion is destroying the world….period. Anyone who can’t see this is blinded by their ‘beliefs’.

    GOD has no religion, Jesus did not believe in or practice religion. Religion is created by mere mortal men who never even knew Jesus and based their writings on stories passed down through the generations….that’s called FOLK LORE, not the truth.

    If you believe that the bible is the truth, the ‘word’ of God….then I challenge you for ONE ENTIRE YEAR to live 100% biblical law, all books, and then I’ll believe you believe it’s true. Anything less is truly hypocritical…

    Ready, set, GO!

  70. BTW, if Jesus didn’t believe in or practice religion….and IF a bunch of people then formed a religion around the spiritual guy who didn’t believe in religion…..

    WOULDN’T THAT MAKE CHRISTIANITY THE ANTI-CHRIST?

    Here’s a documentary on the true life of Jesus. It makes more sense than any of the religious drivel people are brainwashed with.

    www. beyondmefilm. com Watch “Beyond Belief”.

  71. I don’t think Rev. Lively is in any position to take any legal actions right now because he is being sued by the Ugandan LGBT for his part in helping to author Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” Bill. Because of protests from around the world, including myself, Uganda’s leaders decided to not kill gays but they will still imprison them if their behavior is public. Lively also wrote the open letter to Russia and handed it over to the top wizard in the Russian Orthodox Church who in turn handed it over to Putin (who seems to be missing right now) shortly before Putin came out with is new law making public acts (not sexual, per se) or even speaking of homosexuality against the law. Not long after that India made homosexuality illegal. Lively is a dangerous man and has traveled to globe spreading hate and murderous threats to LGBT friendly countries.

  72. If our republic falls, it will be under the weight of its own religious zealotry, and all of the nasty awfulness and terribleness such extremism naturally spawns from the bowels of religious hypocrites.

  73. If Islam were to issue these same “Restraining Orders,” it would, I believe, be referred to as a FATWA. That should tell all that the mindset of the evangelical’s is no different than those of the terrorists of al-Quida and ISIS.

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