DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument outside Oklahoma’s Haskell County Courthouse “has the primary effect of endorsing religion.”
(HH here: O.K. that is a no brainer. Esp since this monument is a recent installation.)
A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to federal Judge Ronald White so he could issue a new ruling consistent with theirs. White previously rejected arguments that the monument promotes Christianity at the expense of other religions.
(HH: He what? What is he smoking? There are at least three different versions, Catholic, Protestant and Jewish. Obviously this monument has only ONE of those represented. Not by the furthest stretch of the imagination can this be seen as religion neutral.)
The latest ruling prompted Haskell County Commissioner Mitch Worsham to say, “Whoever was the judge in this, I feel sorry for him on Judgment Day.”
(HH:Which just confirms that the county’s intent was “primarialy religious”. Q.E.D. and slam dunk for the appeals court.)
Haskell County’s attorneys can now ask all the judges on the appellate court to review the panel’s decision, or appeal the case directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Worsham says, “We’re not going to take it down.”
(HH: Radical Muslim religious leaders send young men to kill and die for their ideology, the Christian version just pisses away the community’s money in legal fees as they beat their breasts about being oppressed. But both about about ignoring reality for their own fantasy world.)