Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Case against Bush Admin might help the fight against the BOA?

I just finished reading this article.

"Next week, the group started by Gaylor and her mother in the 1970s to take on the religious right will fight its most high-profile battle when the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on its lawsuit against President George W. Bush's faith-based initiative.

The court will decide whether taxpayers can sue over federal funding that the foundation believes promotes religion in what could be a major ruling for groups that fight to keep church and state separate."

Now that's news! And this Anne Gaylore lady sounds great!

"The 51-year-old once donned a nun's habit as a college student in 1977 to protest a judge who blamed rape on women who wear provocative clothing."

Apparently her mother fought for pro-choice rights back in the day.

There is a follow-up article here. The case is Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation Inc., 06-157. for interested parties. It's pretty interesting to me. I was thinking if tax payers can sue the government for giving money to religious organizations, what about the situation with Boyscouts of America? -where the mormons have invested money and now corrupted the standard beliefs with anti-gay beliefs...going so far as to eject life-long members from the organization who are suspected of being homosexual....

The organization's right to set such policies has been upheld repeatedly by both state and federal courts. Reason being is that the Bush Admin is big supporter of the BOA...would this case help the people who have been trying sue the Boyscouts of America for descrimination? Maybe they can sue the gov for giving the funds to a religious organization.

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