Oh, for God’s sake, cut it out!

There really seems no end to the exceptions the Christian right is determined to carve out of the Constitutional prohibition on government sponsorship of religion: now they’re arguing that there’s nothing Constitutionally suspect about providing superior accommodations to prisoners who accept proselytizing by an Evangelical group working inside Iowa’s corrections system, and appealing a judge’s order that the ministry return the state’s money lest such a penalty discourage the use of religion in other social service contexts.

Well, yeah.  That’s the point.  No one’s this stupid; these people are just arrogant enough to think that "freedom of religion" means "your freedom to believe in my religion."  Or maybe they think that since we’re dealing with people in prison, all freedom-related bets are off.

Kudos to Judge Robert W. Pratt for setting them straight



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