By: Glen Wade, MJNews Contributor
The Supreme Court of the United States Rules Against The Rights of a Muslim Man Regarding His Religious Beliefs at the Time of His Death
Domineque Ray, a 42-year-old Muslim man sentenced to death for raping and killing a 15-year-old girl, asked for his imam to be with him during the procedure to put him to death. The Alabama state law said it was his right to have a member of the clergy with him. He requested. He was told it had to be a Christian clergy. He did what was his legal right. He appealed. THE SUPREME COURT Republican appointed justices said, “NO!”
All had declared themselves to be “originalists” in their interpretational philosophy and yet they ruled against the very words of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, the most basic United States document and the most fundamental right, that the government will not establish or disestablish any religion, and, according to the Fourteenth Amendment, “nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” There can be no more basic principle of protection of the law than when a citizen who is dying requests, based upon his or her religious belief about death, to have the clergy of such personal belief present. The most fundamental right, as a citizen, was denied, by the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Every justice who voted against the man’s First and Fourteenth Amendment rights should be impeached and convicted of breaking a most fundamental law.
Many conservative Christians voted for Donald Trump because he declared he would put conservative judges and justices on the courts. It has become abundantly clear now the results of skewing the courts toward that of religious beliefs. The United States is no longer a country that can legitimately declare itself to be free for citizens to practice their personal religious beliefs. It has now joined countries around the world that cater to specific religions. The freedom to believe and to practice personal religious beliefs has now become questionable.The declaration by the Christian Right in recent years that the United States of America is a Christian Nation has demolished a most basic Constitutional right and a most foundational principle of the Founders of the United States as a nation.