Monday, April 11, 2011

Texas May Ban Foreign Religious Law, Blind To Own Hypocrisy

In the wake of the France's Burka ban, the Houston Chronicle reports: Texas lawmakers are considering whether to ban state courts from considering foreign religious or cultural laws, such as the Islamic law of Shariah. The goal "is to require a Texas court to uphold and apply only the laws ordained by the constitutions of (Texas and the United States), prohibiting any other interpretation," said Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, a former Arlington mayor pro tem. "This is now happening all over Europe ... and in Dearborn, Mich. ... and it could spread throughout the United States.

That's excluding the 10 commandments displayed at The Texas State Capitol building. Only foreign religious laws are degrading and restrictive, didn't you know? Cut to the the grossly hyperbolic blanket statement,"We all know what Shariah law does to women - women must wear burqas, women are subject to humiliation and into controlled marriages under Shariah law," Berman said. "We want to prevent it from ever happening in Texas." Because Judeo-Christian women are never humiliated or controlled by their husbands. Except at their weddings when they vow to submit to their husbands.

Berman and his party's 2010 platform opposes any governmental action to restrict, prohibit, or remove public display of the Decalogue or other religious symbols and demand that the National Motto “In God We Trust” and National Anthem be protected from legislative and judicial attack. In the first sentence of their Family and Defense of Marriage pledge, they support "the definition of marriage as a God–ordained, legal and moral commitment only between a natural man and a natural woman." Which would be in direct violation of the United States Constitution.

Texas is among several states - including Alaska, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Tennessee - considering bans on the recognition of foreign laws, according to the Institute for U.S. Law. All of these states have just barely a two-thirds of their students graduating from high school. Correlation?

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