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  •  The order says NOTHING about belief. It (0+ / 0-)

    speaks only of "a particular religion".  You want to argue that the employer can determine the sincerity of that individual's beliefs?  That is a thicket that the courts have repeatedly said they will not get into.  But, go ahead!  Go represent NOM or AFA and make those arguments.  I am sure that they will be more than happy to support you.  The courts, however, will not.

    Anyone arguing that there's no difference between the parties is a fucking moron who can simply go to hell. -- kos

    by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 09:36:48 AM PDT

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    •  Of course, now they have to stay out of the thi... (0+ / 0-)

      Of course, now they have to stay out of the thicket so as not to expose the utter hypocrisy of the Hobby Lobby case and their subsequent decision. . . .

    •  The courts have said THEY won't wade (1+ / 0-)
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      into sincerity.  The issue coffetalk is raising is whether an EMPLOYER could scrutinize sincerity.  

    •  Seriously????? (1+ / 0-)
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      So if a person checks off "Catholic" on a box, but openly publishes books, articles, and holds rallies saying there is no god, then Catholic Charities has to consider him Catholic for purposes of hiring under that executive order?  

      That's absurd.  

      A religion gets to decide who is part of that religion.  See Hosanna Tabor.  

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