Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Religions can hurt you if it's in their religion to do so, Texas Court Says

Apparently a woman who was repeatedly attacked by her congregation who swore she was possessed by demons and performed an exorcism on her, injuring her repeatedly and causing her post traumatic stress disorder gets a pass because saying they are wrong causes too much entanglement with religion.

Laura Schubert testified in 2002 that she was cut and bruised and later experienced hallucinations after the church members' actions in 1996, when she was 17. Schubert said she was pinned to the floor for hours and received carpet burns during the exorcism, the Austin American-Statesman reported. She also said the incident led her to mutilate herself and attempt suicide. She eventually sought psychiatric help.

I'm sorry, but religions don't get different laws. They get the exact same laws everybody else has to play by. The government can't go out of their way to dick with religions or give them a helping hand. They can however protect the citizenry from having their underaged daughters pinned to the floor as they shout to be let go. Applying this same kind of logic we should say that 9/11 was tragic but perfectly legal. You have a first amendment right to steal an airplane and fly it into a building killing thousands because you feel it is a central tenet of your faith that everybody should be ready to lay down their lives in the name of Islam. The supreme court had better reverse this nonsense because holy crap that is retarded. Sorry our faith says we get to violate underaged girls! Oh, okay.

Beware the Jews, they might just go into a town and kill all the men and children and keep the virgins for themselves. Preventing them from doing this sort of genocidal raid laid out in the OT repeatedly would needlessly entangle religion and government. -- Are you kidding me?

They get the same laws as everybody else, that's kidnapping and assault on a minor!

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