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Frank Rich on Justice Sunday

NY Times: A High-Tech Lynching in Prime Time ...The "Justice Sunday" mob is also lying when it claims to despise activist judges as a matter of prin

NY Times: A High-Tech Lynching in Prime Time

...The "Justice Sunday" mob is also lying when it claims to despise activist judges as a matter of principle. Only weeks ago it was desperately seeking activist judges who might intervene in the Terri Schiavo case as boldly as Scalia & Co. had in Bush v. Gore. The real "Justice Sunday" agenda lies elsewhere. As Bill Maher summed it up for Jay Leno on the "Tonight" show last week: " 'Activist judges' is a code word for gay." The judges being verbally tarred and feathered are those who have decriminalized gay sex (in a Supreme Court decision written by Justice Kennedy) as they once did abortion and who countenance marriage rights for same-sex couples. This is the animus that dares not speak its name tonight. To paraphrase the "Justice Sunday" flier, now it's the anti-filibuster campaign that is being abused to protect bias, this time against gay people...read on

The fraudulence of "Justice Sunday" begins but does not end with its sham claims to solidarity with the civil rights movement of that era. "The filibuster was once abused to protect racial bias," says the flier for tonight's show, "and now it is being used against people of faith."...read on

Didn't the Southern Baptist Church break off from the Baptist Church because of segregation? Didn't many southern democrats turn into republicans because of segregation? So to me it would suggest that the representatives of this function would be leading a filibuster against the civil rights movement as we speak. So the notion that they are for civil rights is in itself a fabrication as well.

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