Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says its a “lie” that the Constitution cannot favor religion over secularism.
One of the nation’s most conservative judges yesterday dropped a bombshell that likely will leave many progressives and legal analysts furious. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told students at the conservative Colorado Christian University near Denver that it’s “a lie” that the government cannot favor one religion over another, or religion over secularism.
The Supreme Court’s “latest take on the subject,” Scalia told students, “which is quite different from previous takes, is that the state must be neutral, not only between religions, but between religion and non religion. That’s just a lie. Where do you get the notion that this is all unconstitutional? You can only believe that if you believe in a morphing Constitution.”
The longest-serving member of the nation’s highest court, Scalia also told the students that it’s “utterly absurd” to suggest that “the separation of church and state means that the government cannot favor religion over non religion.”
By that he means of course Christianity because that is surely the True Religion whereas all the other ones are fake or just a bunch of people sitting quietly in a room for an hour.
I think it’s time for the longest-serving member of the nation’s highest court to find something else to do. Like torturing non-believers.
HT to NTodd.