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Monday, June 27, 2005


Today's SCOTUS decision on the Ten Commandments is not as decisive as I'd prefer for any number of reasons. It is, however, a Very Good Thing, and the Panda's Thumb points out that this is true for more reasons than I'd thought of.

The ruling in McCreary pretty holds tightly to the Lemon test for the establishment clause, which many feared would be swept away by the conservative Court to make way for further encroachment of Religion* into our government. Upholding this test should bode well for future decisions about such monstrosities as "Intelligent Design" and abstinence-only sex ed.

Here's hoping.

* I capitalize Religion here because the forces currently working to institutionalize religion in the US want one fairly specific type of religion.

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