Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis
An infinite God ought to be able to protect himself, without going in partnership with State Legislatures. Certainly he ought not so to act that laws become necessary to keep him from being laughed at. No one thinks of protecting Shakespeare from ridicule, by the threat of fine and imprisonment.
-- Robert Green Ingersoll, quoted from, Some Mistakes of Moses, Section III, "The Politicians," in Works, Dresden Edition, Volume 2
Hilarious. You’ve probably heard about this already -
An Auburn woman claiming to be an ambassador for God and his son, Jesus Christ, is suing all homosexuals.
Wonderful. We should legislate based on the voices in her head.
Sylvia Driskell, 66, asked an Omaha federal judge to decide whether homosexuality is a sin.
Exactly why we have Separation of Church and State.
Citing Bible verses, Driskell contends “that homosexuality is a sin and that they the homosexuals know it is a sin to live a life of homosexuality. Why else would they have been hiding in the closet(?)”
Gay people hide in the closet because of small minded xenophobes like you, Sylvia.
Driskell wrote in a seven-page petition to the court that God has said homosexuality is an abomination. She challenged the court to not call God a liar.
Sorry, imaginary friends can’t lie. They don’t exist.
“I never thought that I would see a day in which our great nation or our own great state of Nebraska would become so compliant to the complicity of some people(’s) lewd behavior.”
(She said somewhat enviously)
Driskell could not be reached by phone. She is representing herself in the lawsuit.
As per the adage, a fool for a lawyer then.
And of course, the sequel:
A federal judge will not allow a Nebraska woman to be a legal spokeswoman for God and his son, Jesus Christ.
Judge John Gerrard dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday filed against all homosexuals.
In a strongly worded opinion, the judge said it is not up to the court to decide whether homosexuality is sinful.
Gerrard said Driskell lacked subject matter jurisdiction and cannot sue a class of unidentified defendants. Driskell did not set forth a factual or legal basis for a federal claim.
"The United States Federal Courts were created to resolve actual cases and controversies arising under the Constitution and the laws of the United States," Judge Gerrard said. "A federal court is not a forum for debate or discourse on theological matters."
Gerrard declined to allow Driskell an opportunity to amend her complaint.
Another whiny over-imaginative nutcake deciding what’s best for everybody else. Scarier still, she likely wondered why no one else around her could hear the trumpets blasting.
What this poor woman needs, is institutionalizing. Or likely a change in her meds.
You’d think their ‘gawd’ could do a little better at picking lawyers, though…
Till the next post then.