Why Florida is an awsome place to live

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by ed » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:53 am

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Just pickin' up trash here Boss

FYI: This is on the way to my supermarket
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by Witness » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:13 am

Florida county cannot ban invocations by atheists -U.S. appeals court

July 8 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday declared a Florida county's ban on atheists and other non-religious groups from giving invocations before public meetings unconstitutional, even as it ordered the narrowing of an injunction against the practice.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Brevard County violated the First Amendment's "Establishment Clause" by allowing clerics from Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other monotheistic religions and denominations deliver invocations at county commissioner meetings, while excluding atheists, secular humanists and others deemed outside the "mainstream."

"Brevard County's haphazard selection process categorically excludes certain faiths - some monotheistic and apparently all polytheistic ones - based on their belief systems," Circuit Judge Stanley Marcus wrote for a three-judge panel.

Citing U.S. Supreme Court precedents, Marcus said the law was clear that sectarian prayer was allowed, but Brevard County's practice "is unconstitutional and must be rejected."

Marcus singled out county officials who testified they would bar prayers from deists, Wiccans, Rastafarians and polytheists, and would have to think "long and hard" before inviting Hindus, Sikhs or followers of Native-American religions.
http://news.trust.org/item/20190708191331-hjpbv

Is nothing sacred anymore, even in Florida? :x

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:20 pm

How about no invocations before public meetings at all?

After all, aren't those a way of telling God what to do?

The fact that He has not punished them for their hubris means they have so far failed to attract his attention.
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:46 am

Why do you despise the rituals of the Floridian tribes, Abdul? :cry:

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:53 am

On the contrary, the fact that this comes up at all means you have a mess of Floridians in effect shaking their fists at the sky screaming "notice me Senpai".

I fully approve. :)
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:58 am

↑ Picturing that made me laugh! :mrgreen:

(They know they have an Elder God among them, right?)