This should get interesting, Satanists file abortion suit

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I'm going to say this gets tossed out of court based on her religious objection that waiting violates her body and is against her religious beliefs.
 
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They make a good point there. There is no medical justification I can see for the three day shaming period. And it will be interesting if the courts decide to rule along the lines that Satanism isn't a real religion.
 
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It is absolutely going to change the face of our nation. Satanism IS a religion; the radical religious right fought hard to MAKE them a religion. As such, they have their right to religious freedom which means their women can get abortions. I think this is GREAT!!! Hope to see more religions file against the oppression of the republican political cult.
 
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They make a good point there. There is no medical justification I can see for the three day shaming period. And it will be interesting if the courts decide to rule along the lines that Satanism isn't a real religion.
They've decided it's a real religion. At the demands from the teabagging cult.

Atheist, humanist, and Pastafarian holiday displays on public land: Satanic Temple sues Florida.

he Satanic Temple is in a battle with the state of Florida. Last holiday season, the Department of Management Services, an arm of the state government, allowed religious groups to construct displays of faith in the central rotunda of Florida’s infamous Capitol Building. First a Christian group erected a nativity scene that endorsed Christianity. Then an atheist group hung a winter solstice banner celebrating the Bill of Rights and freedom from religion. Inspired, another atheist built a Festivus pole made of beer cans, and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster added a small pile of holy noodles to the capitol’s halls.




Under current First Amendment law, the capitol had no ability to turn down any of these groups; once the government opened the door to one religion, it had to let them all in. But when the Satanic Temple applied to erect a display featuring an angel falling into a pit of fire, officials turned it down. The display, they explained, was “grossly offensive during the holiday season,” and was barred from display in the capitol. Now, with Christmas around the corner, the temple is reapplying, asserting its constitutional right to include its display alongside the others. And this time, it’s bringing a legal team.

How did the Florida Capitol, the symbol of the state’s exceedingly conservative governor and legislature, become the center of a constitutional showdown launched by Satanists? Surprisingly, the fault lies squarely with the Supreme Court’s most conservative justices. In their quest to let the government endorse and sponsor mainstream religion, they accidentally granted groups like the Pastafarians a constitutional right to force the government to advertise their beliefs.


The seeds of the current Satanist showdown were planted in 1984, when the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, argued that it had a right to fund blatantly religious Christmas displays using taxpayer money. Five conservatives on the Supreme Court agreed, holding that the First Amendment (which bars the government from making any laws “respecting an establishment of religion”) did not forbid the city from financing religious displays. Writing for the court, Chief Justice Warren Burger ruled that the image of Christ in a manger was merely a “celebration of a public holiday with traditional symbols” and thus served “legitimate secular purposes.” (When the dissenting justices pointed out that the court had placed deeply holy figures on the same spiritual level as “Santa's house or reindeer,” Burger scoffed, “Of course this is not true.” He did not elaborate further on his reasoning.)
lol....absolutely the BEST battles ever will come from the egos of the radical religious cult right wingers. These guys have screwed themselves.
 
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It is absolutely going to change the face of our nation. Satanism IS a religion; the radical religious right fought hard to MAKE them a religion. As such, they have their right to religious freedom which means their women can get abortions. I think this is GREAT!!! Hope to see more religions file against the oppression of the republican political cult.
What is going to change the nation? The suit is meritless.