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11/17/2008

Sound legal arguments, you have met your match

by Jeremy Hooper

With any court case, there are a whole slew of amicus briefs, support letters, and other supplementary documents that various groups file to voice their views on the matter at hand. This one, in which the Kingdom of Heaven supports upholding of Prop 8 so as to appease the Almighty Eternal Creator, must be seen to be believed:

But hey, at least they've owned their forced marriage of church and state. When dealing with an opposition for whom "full disclosure" is niether, it's quite refreshing to see some folks who just put it all out there.

s168047 Letter Denial Heaven [Scribd]

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Wow. Someone with the honesty of the Phelps clan that's not batshit insane.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Nov 17, 2008 6:35:02 PM

I read it but I still don't believe it. She's definitely a taco short of a combo plate. And I don't normally say that about those on the other side of this debate but there's no other way to describe her writings. =8-0


I have a headache now.

Posted by: Ken R | Nov 17, 2008 6:56:03 PM

Honest? They say that in Genesis 1: 26-27 "god orders all children must be born from natural conception and prohibits all abortions!" Thats a total lie, it doesn't say anything like that. Read it yourself. I don't think it says anything like that anywhere in the bible. I didn't read the whole brief, but I suspect the whole thing is full of shit. (and they keep going on about multiplying,don't these nuts know we are already overpopulated?)

Posted by: jon | Nov 17, 2008 7:09:21 PM

Who though a legal brief would turn into a metaphysical lecture about where the soul comes from and where it goes when we die. I gave up after reading the soul imparting powers of the sperm and the egg, i hope the justices did to...

Posted by: Patrick B | Nov 17, 2008 7:14:58 PM

...

... What?

How does one become an Heiress of the Almighty Eternal Creator, anyhow?

Posted by: Baldran | Nov 17, 2008 10:04:41 PM

We all got a kick of this one when it came in. About half of the letter brief was photocopied pages from the Bible telling us the price of sin. IN THE NAME OF JEZUS!

It now appears the CSC is going to take the case, but no one should get their hopes up. Same-sex marriage was easier for the Court than overturning a proposition. Our better bet is to take the good feelings from Saturday's demonstrations and take the fundies full on in two years.

We're winning. One voter at a time, one day at a time, but we're winning.

Posted by: Houston | Nov 17, 2008 10:24:13 PM

I expected God to have better grammar...

Posted by: Jackson H | Nov 17, 2008 10:44:53 PM

JH, you should ask Shirley or Phred if the Phelps clan is planning to phile a phriend of the court brief. Phred was an attorney once upon a time wasn't he? That could be some equally entertaining prose!

Posted by: Dick Mills | Nov 17, 2008 11:13:35 PM

Actually Ken, my headache started on page three. I really expected to see the signature to include AKA Mariette Phelps.

Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Nov 17, 2008 11:24:30 PM

Oh wow. Just...wow. I need something for my stomach now.

Posted by: Buffy | Nov 18, 2008 12:06:00 AM

I hope that various anti-gay Churches send more letters like this. That will pretty much seal the deal as the judges will see what nutbar religions supported Prop 8 and will be much more apt to vote it down that much more swiftly. Man alive is this letter a piece of work.

Posted by: Benjamin | Nov 18, 2008 4:28:20 AM

This must be really interesting. However either I can't find it or it has disapeared. Letter did not download here or on the link.

Posted by: Bob Miller | Nov 18, 2008 2:47:36 PM

No, it's still up in both places, Bob. But here's a driect link if you want to download a .pdf of the doc:

http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/supreme/highprofile/documents/s168047-letter-denial-heaven.pdf

Posted by: G-A-Y | Nov 18, 2008 3:10:58 PM

Thanks for the direct link. Don't know if all of that is what you had posted, but it is something else. There is enough reading for days and days, Maybe the learned justices will understand it, my head and stomach are both spinning.

Posted by: Bob Miller | Nov 18, 2008 11:43:19 PM

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