Friday, October 14, 2011

The Stupid! It Burns! (Legal eagle edition)

the stupid! it burns! Atheists and Hypocrisy
Atheists famously get their collective panties in a wad when a religious display is allowed on public property – property we ALL pay for. But now they go bat-crap crazy when a PRIVATE organization that THEY DIDN’T pay for reserves the right to host who they please? Really?
Really. That's how the law works. Public property has one set of restrictions (the Establishment Clause); private property used as a public accommodation has another (anti-discrimination). The first principle is explicitly in the Constitution; the second has been a part of English common law for centuries. If the author wants to argue that something is hypocritical, the hypocrisy lies in the Constitution and American Law, not atheists.

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