Monday, May 31, 2010

Targeting San Diego's judge positions

A coalition of Christian groups are campaigning to replace four San Diego judges with candidates that believe their take on religious dictates.  We recommend that San Diego residents read the entire article.  But as a summary:

"We believe our country is under assault and needs Christian values," said Craig Candelore, a family law attorney who is one of the group's candidates. "Unfortunately, God has called upon us to do this only with the judiciary."
The challenge is unheard of in California, one of 33 states to directly elect judges. Critics say the campaign is aimed at packing the courts with judges who adhere to the religious right's moral agenda and threatens both the impartiality of the court system and the separation of church and state.
The campaign also brings together many threads passing through the Christian right:   the USA, government and all, used to be strongly Christian;  Christianity and Christians are under threat; the emerging freedoms are a form of national decay;  Christian values are the same as the current right-wing values;  the way to return the USA to perceived glory is to use their take on Christianity as a base for governing.

Needless to say, such a position is counter to humanism, which looks only to Earthly facts and reasoning for direction.

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