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A bill sponsored by GOP State Rep. Dodie Horton would shove Christianity in students' faces

Worth checking out the posters that an activist has prepared at the bottom of the article.

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[–] halcyoncmdr 62 points 2 months ago (2 children)

Any bets on how long it takes the Satanic Temple to have the Seven Tenets be included as well?

I. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.
II. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
III. One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
IV. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one's own.
V. Beliefs should conform to one's best scientific understanding of the world. One should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit one's beliefs.
VI. People are fallible. If one makes a mistake, one should do one's best to rectify it and resolve any harm that might have been caused.
VII. Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

[–] Veraxus 20 points 2 months ago (2 children)

They’ll just get some corrupt judge to wave their hands and rule “not like that”.

[–] Serinus 13 points 2 months ago (2 children)

Did you know that in the past even judges appointed by Republicans weren't blatantly corrupt?

[–] rdyoung 9 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

There was a time when judges appointed by one side of the aisle would tend to lean towards the other side because of the aforementioned lack of blatant corruption and ideological based appointments.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

Count on it.

[–] Burn_The_Right 7 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Each one of these tenets is polar opposite to the values of a conservative. No wonder they hate TST.

[–] ours 10 points 2 months ago

The whole point of TST is to shed light on conservative hypocrisy.

[–] disguy_ovahea 38 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Stone v. Graham set precedent against this practice in 1980. This may just be another attempt to bring it up to our newly conservative SCOTUS to be overturned.

https://www.britannica.com/event/Stone-v-Graham

[–] BrianTheeBiscuiteer 11 points 2 months ago

Hopeful that the courts will immediately invalidate this. They seem to have put in even less effort to make this secular than they did in 1980. Still, SCOTUS likes to invent facts and events where they don't exist.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 2 months ago

They may want to sort out their little golden calf issue before their imaginary friend in the sky starts striking them down with lightning.

GOP Trump gold statue at CPAC.

[–] Burn_The_Right 9 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

The only good commandment is a dead commandment.

...goddamned autocorrect...

[–] [email protected] 6 points 2 months ago

I guess they went Baphomet too

[–] [email protected] 6 points 2 months ago

It wouldn't be so bad if they planned to start following them as well.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) (3 children)

Does anybody else think it’s peculiar that when there’s a post here that’s critical of the right, or points out their cruelty or criminality…

the bOtH siDeS kids are always absent from any discussion on it?

I wonder why that is.

[–] jmanes 6 points 2 months ago (1 children)

I see more posts preemptively bringing up bothsidesism than bothsidesism itself.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago

We see what we want to see I guess.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Both sides arguments are only ever used to deflect from something awful R did, or lessen the value of something good D did.

The moment you see the both sides argument come out you can know immediately that the person is purposefully or obliviously pushing a conservative agenda.

I think this is the point you are implying, but I just wanted to say it explicitly.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago (1 children)

It's horseshoe theory in action.

It's pretty clear who those folks want as POTUS in 2025

[–] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

Oh I’ve no doubt about their intentions. The problem is that if you actually say it, your comments get removed and you face potential bans…

But they can accuse people of supporting genocide all day.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago

Seven tenets too, right?

[–] Treczoks 2 points 2 months ago

In the version of the Sinners Bible or Wicked Bible from 1631? Would fit the GOP family agenda.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

The "ten commandments" differ both by religion and sect - Christianity doesn't have 1 definition of them across it, and even if it did, Judaism would disagree. Even without equivalents from other religions, like Satanism's 7 Tenets, this would be incredibly ripe for disputes.