Trump's acting attorney general: Judges should be Christian with a "biblical view of justice"


#21

“biblical view of justice,"

So after Trump is impeached, they should execute him, all of his children and his children’s children?


#22

Leave aside church and state separation for a moment. Does this guy have any idea what kind of “justice” is described throughout that terrible old tome? No, he just leans on the 10 Commandments like a good little Cafeteria Christian.


#23

Nah, they’re gonna stone him on his father’s doorstep for fornicating with but not being married to Putin.


#24

#25

They say he is a tool, I’d say not a sharp one.


#26

There is no “irony” in those categories, nor is there any “intolerance” of religious persons (as a general category) in them.

Apart from the “tiny minds,” which is a totally fair jab at this man’s catatrophic failure to understand the most basic aspects of both U.S. law and the Bible, the categories are simply denotative, descriptive, and objective. He is a member of the religious right and he is voicing religious intolerance.

When will thin-skinned American Christians learn that feigning persecution brings them no closer to their actually persecuted to death by a combination of white European colonialism and reactionary conservative religious leaders God? And that, in fact, that sort of bellyaching is more or less vulgar blasphemy in the face of a God-figure who, you know, actually suffered religious and legal persecution.


#27

A great deal of the “justice” in that text is exactly the “justice” that KILLED the Jesus guy he ostensibly thinks judges should be worshipping. Like most “Christian” conservatives, his understanding of religious texts and history is horrifically stupid and riddled with obvious contradictions.


#28

I can live with that

The Believers Share Their Possessions

32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.

Ananias and Sapphira

5 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.

3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”

5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 6 Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.

7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?”

“Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”

9 Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”

10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband.

Yes, God killed people for not being socialists. I look forward to that judgement being followed by conservative judges.


#29

The actual point here and it is true is that the acting AG should be Rosenstein.

But why would Nostradumbass care about proper procedure or law.


#30

What are “Judeo Christian legal traditions”? English Common law develped alongside and eventually subsumed many other legal practices.

Maybe you mean the Inquisition? That’s a great example of what happens when religious law gets the keys to the family car. I don’t know about you, but the pear of anquish sounds unspeakably terrible to me.


#31

Basic, but the theocrats JUST DON’T BELIEVE IN IT.


#32

Anything a bible thumper says that means that he gets special privileges over others.


#33

If that’s so, how did we neglect to make it a felony to fashion graven images or to covet your neighbor’s ass?


#34

given what happened to Ruth Bader Ginsburg today and the confirmation super-power now granted to the super-majority in the senate, I am more than a bit terrified of what 2019 will bring

best wishes to RBG, I am sure she has access to the best possible health care but still healing at that age is big problem and many people never come back from secondary injuries and infections


#35

That sort of ignores the fact that the system of English Common Law on which our legal system is based, is heavily influenced by the Judeo Christian legal traditions.

You’re confusing the context of historical legal systems that predate our own with the need or requirement to adhere to centuries old antiquated systems that are neither encoded in our current laws nor constitutional under our current laws and were conceived by people in a different country, in an older time, with less historical experience, scientific understanding, and cultural relevancy than our own collective knowledge.


#36

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#37

Only if you believe that inept theocrats have a monopoly on religious belief.


#38

By all means demonstrate just what sections of the Bible correspond to salient aspects of English Common law. Theocratic derps always say, “influenced by the Judeo Christian legal traditions.”

But they can’t for the life of them name what traditions they are allegedly referencing or even point to how they can be called “Judeo-Christian”.


#39

Does this include death by stoning for “prophets” who turn out to be wrong?

How about confessed adulterers?

Moneylenders? False weights and measures?


#40

If he’s a man of his word, Whitaker would not lean on Ten Commandments, which are Old Testament, whereas Whitaker is a New Testament man:

… Whitaker [said]: “Natural law often times is used from the eye of the beholder and what I would like to see — I’d like to see things like their world view, what informs them. Are they people of faith? Do they have a biblical view of justice? — which I think is very important because we all know that our government …”

“Levitical or New Testament?” interrupted Erickson.

“I’m a New Testament,” continued Whitaker.