This week has been a disaster for abortion rights, American justice and the rule of law. FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew L. Seidel has penned a new column showcasing the hypocrisy of the Supreme Court, which he contends is out to “privilege Christianity.”
Religion Dispatches has published Seidel’s latest piece, “With the end of Roe, the verdict is in: The Supreme Court majority is Christian nationalist.” In it, Seidel compares the court’s decision to overturn Roe with a decision in April in which it struck down a public health order promulgated to fight Covid because a pastor wanted to host an in-person bible study. Seidel uses the rank hypocrisy to get at the true motives of this court and show how broken it truly is.
The Supreme Court ended Roe v. Wade.
When the court finally got around to issuing the reprehensible 5-4 shadow docket decision on Texas’ bounty-hunting, two-week abortion ban, which had already gone into effect and is spreading to other states, the utter dereliction of duty and disregard for the Constitution was breathtaking. But so was the hypocrisy.
Justices Kavanaugh, Barrett, Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch swore an oath on the bible to uphold the Constitution, but have been acting like it was the other way around. They violated that oath, putting their personal religious beliefs above the Constitution and reverse-engineering a craven, unintelligible one-paragraph opinion that honors their personal gods, not their sworn oath.
Cast your mind back to April of this year. Covid cases were rising again after a March dip …
Seidel continues the tale of bible studies and Christian privilege, and ties that to the Texas abortion law quite nicely on Religion Dispatches. Read it all for Seidel’s haunting conclusion and then share it on your social media so that people are aware of just how much is at stake. Then start calling your senators and demanding immediate court reform.