TX Christian conservatives trying to oust Jewish house speaker

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    In case you've been living under a rock, Article VI, Paragraph 3 of the US Constitution:

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/conte...ouse-speaker-because-christians-do-best-jobs-

    Of course it has nothing to do with his religion :rolleyes:

    Here's a hint, when you have to say this to defend yourself:

    You're a bigot and a racist.
     
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    There's really no words for this. I won't even bother. Sometimes i wish the south was their own country so they would all just shut the hell up.
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Shouldn't this kind of thing be illegal anyway? Shouldn't there be a way to get rid of this guy for saying things like this? He's broken his oath of office.
     
  5. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Probably. Even Texas's state constitution has a no religious test clause.

    But I guess the religious test clause means there can't be a law on the books that says "You must be X religion to hold office". It doesn't say anything about a group of fundamentalist a**holes not voting for you for speaker because of your religion.
     
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    That's a very fine line to walk. I don't think it can stand.
     
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    Surely you can freely vote for the candidate of your choice?
     
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    I think the difference is that this isn't an election by the people, it's a decision being made by the other house members trying to oust somebody based solely on their religion.
     
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    Something along the lines of "Hey mister, I'm Jewish. Go **** yourself."
     
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    Jesus wouldn't be caught dead in Texas. ;)
     
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    Well, what would Jesus say if he had internet access and was commenting on the article from somewhere else like we all are :p
     
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  14. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    He would say, via His iPhone 4,

    "I am a Jew, and you claim to like Me."

    "So, what's the problem???"
     
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    Haven't conservative Christians had a Jewish speaker for them for the past 2000 years?
     
  16. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Exactly, and it's crazy. This is the kind of thing our constitution is supposed to protect us from.
     

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