The US Supreme Court is made up of six Roman Catholics, two Jews and Justice Stevens.
Professor Stone, of the University of Chicago, learned this in 2007 when he wrote an opinion article in The Chicago Tribune after the Supreme Court upheld the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in Gonzales v. Carhart.
«Here is a painfully awkward observation: All five justices in the majority in Gonzales are Roman Catholic», Professor Stone wrote. «The four justices who are not all followed clear and settled precedent».
«Given the nature of the issue, the strength of the relevant precedent, and the inadequacy of the court’s reasoning, the question of religion», he went on, «is too obvious to ignore»
Professor Stone said he was surprised by the vehement criticism that followed. Catholics in particular, he recalled in an interview, said the religion of the justices should be off limits. One Catholic, Justice Antonin Scalia, was especially furious about the questions raised in Professor Stone’s article.
«I had been pleased and sort of proud that Americans didn’t pay attention» to religion, he said in an interview with Joan Biskupic for her recent biography of him, «American Original». «It isn’t religion that divides us anymore».
Professor Stone’s article, he said, was «a damn lie», adding that «it got me so mad that I will not appear at the University of Chicago until he is no longer on the faculty».
«Historically, religion was huge», said Professor Epstein of Northwestern. «It was up there with geography as the key factor».
There is, for instance, no official photograph of the justices from 1924. The court had to cancel its portrait that year because Justice James C. McReynolds, an anti-Semite and a racist, refused to sit next to Justice Louis D. Brandeis, the first Jewish justice. The fact that William J. Brennan Jr. was Catholic seemed to figure in President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s decision to nominate him to the court in the election year of 1956. But when Justice Abe Fortas resigned in 1969 from what was considered the «Jewish seat» President Richard M. Nixon saw no political gain from replacing him with another Jew, settling instead on Harry A. Blackmun, a Methodist.
As that progression suggests, religion, which once mattered deeply, has fallen out of the conversation. And it seems to make people uncomfortable on the rare occasions it is raised. Professor Stone said there were ways a justice’s religious affiliation could have an impact on the court. President Obama, for instance, could nominate an evangelical Christian.
Mark Tushnet, a law professor at Harvard, had another suggestion. President Obama, he said, could use Justice Stevens’s retirement as an opportunity both to honor tradition and to break new ground.
«The smartest political move,” he said, “would be to nominate an openly gay, Protestant guy».
Does the religious conviction of the justices of the US Supreme Court matter?
Obviously. If the majority of them were Muslims, The Patriot Act would have been revoked as unconstitutional.
There were 32 declared national emergencies between 1976 and 2001 in the US. Most of these were for the purpose of restricting trade with certain foreign entities under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
When the One World Government is introduced to solve an emerging global crisis in the Great Tribulation, a papal controlled US Supreme Court will not object to a US President handing over his executive powers to the Vatican. Even today, both the Vice President and The Speaker on Capitol Hill are Roman Catholics.
The US Senate can not stop the President doing so, within the first six months of such a decision. Than a Grand Jury will be appointed by the US Supreme Court to look into the constitutional side of the matter.
26th of June 2010 she came to the City Hall in the Italian city of Siena, to be blessed in Church by Archbishop Antonio Buoncristiani.
This is the “Virgin Mary’s face”, in Arabic. The title is from the 19th chapter of the Koran, which is dedicated to the Madonna. In her crown, an Arab crescent, the symbol of Islam, is placed on one side of the cross. The Star of David, the symbol of Judaism, is on the other side.
The Italian artist Alì Hassoun, (46) was born in Lebanon, but moved to Italy in 1982, where he gained citizenship.
Banner to be blessed in Church
The banner was presented at City Hall of Siena on June 26, more than six months after its design was commissioned by the local administration.
The banner is made for the Palio, a horse race held on July 2. The name of the race is Palio di Provenzano, in honour of Madonna di Provenzano, who has a church in Siena.
The archbishop of Siena, Colle Val d’Elsa and Montalcino, Msgr. Antonio Buoncristiani, noted that the representation had to resemble the face of the Madonna of Provenzano, to whom this July’s race is dedicated.
Monsignor Buoncristiani said he appreciated Mr. Hassoun’s banner in its entirety, but asked that in the future his office be shown the preliminary sketch so it could give an opinion on its religious aspects because it is blessed and shown in church.
Nevertheless, in a famous Hadith attributed to the Prophet, it is affirmed that: “Every child is touched by the devil as soon as he is born and this contact makes him cry. Excepted are Mary and her Son”. From this Hadith and from verses 35-37 of Sura III, Moslem commentators have deduced and affirmed the principle of Mary’s original purity.
God, in fact, according to the Koranic text, granted the wish of Anna who consecrated to him Mary, about to be born, and the One to whom she would give birth (III, 37). God predestined Mary and purified her, raising her above all women (III, 45).
To the radical opposite of this interfaith message, The Bible says all human beings are sinners:
1 John 1:8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
But not the great prostitute. She was without sin, and has been elevated. She also has a “son”, a false Messiah. A copy-cat.
What does the Bible say about the great prostitute?
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters.
This title was written on her forehead: MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
for true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”
Read more about the Catholic-Islamic interfaith agreement on Catholic Mary.
An estimated 6,000 pilgrims braved heavy rain to venerate the relic of St. John Vianney’s heart when it arrived in England in July 2012.
“This relic represents a call to the heart, a call to return to what must lie at the heart of the life our parishes declining or apparently flourishing in city, town and countryside,” Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury told pilgrims at Liverpool’s Cathedral of Christ the King on July 6.
It is almost impossible to understand, why Roman Catholics wants to bow and pray in front of a dead piece of rotten meat.
Why at all, cut a heart out of a corpse, put in in a box, and carry it around the World?
It is close to impossible to understand this, since Jesus of the Bible told us to pray in a totally different manner. He told us to go into a room, close the door and pray to the Father who is unseen.
Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Why is it so difficult for the Archbishop of Shrewsbury to read and understand this?
The Messiah could not be a law breaker and a lawless man. It is absolutely unheard for Him to bow before pieces of created beings, when praying to His Father in Heaven.
The second commandment is crystal clear: Worship the Creator God, an absolutely nothing else. There are curses waiting for those who disobey.
“You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
You can read more about the saints who got his heart cut out, and is supposed to bring blessings to Roman Catholic priesthood and all members of the Order of Knights of Columbus.
Did Jesus visit the tomb of the Patriarchs, to pray in front of a skull or a pierce of the corpse of dead men?
Is there any verse in the Bible, where Jesus permits this kind of lawlessness?
Why do the Roman Catholic Bishop do what God hates, and demand that all who follow this religion shall copy him?
Lets take a look at more pictures from several masses in Roman Catholic Churches across the United Kingdom over the past week:
The truth is not only painful. It must be shocking for all who are Roman Catholics, or proclaim the Vatican to be a part of the Christian family.
The Roman Catholic veneration, adoration, or call it whatever you wish, is cruel bondage to Satan. They are forced to do what God hates, and put a curse on them selves and their children.
What you have seen is these pictures, is an ongoing spiritual disaster.
Romans 1:24-26 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
All these people have refused to listen to the truth, and have been lead astray to worship bones, skulls and other remains of moral men.
Jesus explains through the Apostle Paul, in the letter to the Romans, that because they believed in the lies, God has put a delusion on their mind. So they can not understand. What you have seen in the above pictures are surely cursed people, human beings who will walk straight into the gates of Hell.
In front of them, walks the Pope, his cardinals and archbishops. All Roman Catholics who claim the Pontiff to be the “Holy father” have become followers of an antichrist in the flesh.
Will they ever change? Is there any hope?
The book of Revelation gives us less reasons to be optimistic in regards to Roman Catholics.
Revelation 9:20 The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.
I wish they would be able to listen. I wish they would repent, and be found in the Kingdom of Heaven.
But a “Church” that over 1.500 years have rejected the truth, and have made its subjects slaves of sin. All of them will probably just go on from bad to worse, as we approach the end of the age.