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Fri Feb 23, 2024, 06:38 AM Feb 23

Alabama justice who ruled embryos are people says American law should be rooted in the Bible [View all]

Source: NBC News

Feb. 22, 2024, 7:50 PM EST

On the same day that Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Parker handed down an opinion declaring that fertilized frozen embryos are people, imperiling women’s access to in vitro fertilization treatments, he espoused support for a once-fringe philosophy that calls on evangelical Christians to reshape society based on their interpretation of the Bible.

During an online broadcast hosted by Tennessee evangelist Johnny Enlow on Friday, Parker suggested America was founded explicitly as a Christian nation and discussed his embrace of the Seven Mountains Mandate — the belief that conservative Christians are meant to rule over seven key areas of American life, including media, business, education and government.

“God created government, and the fact that we have let it go into the possession of others, it’s heartbreaking,” Parker said in the interview, first reported this week by Media Matters for America, a liberal nonprofit media watchdog. “That’s why he is calling and equipping people to step back into these mountains right now.” Hours before the interview was published, Parker issued a concurring opinion in a case in which he and his fellow justices ruled that frozen embryos have the same rights as living children under Alabama’s Wrongful Death of a Minor Act.

Parker wrote that Alabama had adopted a “theologically based view of the sanctity of life” and that “life cannot be wrongfully destroyed without incurring the wrath of a holy God.” To support his legal opinion, Parker repeatedly cited the book of Genesis, including a passage asserting that all people are created in God’s image. “Even before birth, all human beings bear the image of God,” Parker wrote, “and their lives cannot be destroyed without effacing his glory.”

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/alabama-justice-embryos-biblical-seven-mountains-rcna139969

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If we don't stop these morons it's going to be like Prohibition 2 around here bucolic_frolic Feb 23 #1
He needs to be removed from the bench. madaboutharry Feb 23 #2
Yes. "should be rooted" is not the same as "is rooted". He ruled as if former was the latter. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Feb 23 #5
Should be. maxsolomon Feb 23 #25
"Alabama justice Tom Parker--- Photo.......... People like him have no business being justices on any court." riversedge Feb 23 #3
Which shows he knows nothing of the Bible, which comes from the Hebrew Bible, that ancianita Feb 23 #4
Molly was 27 years old at birth, having been conceived (made human)... sanatanadharma Feb 23 #7
I wonder... jmowreader Feb 23 #6
Can Parker be voted out? PuraVidaDreamin Feb 23 #8
that shit is really popular in Alabama prodigitalson Feb 23 #13
The dissenting opinion limbicnuminousity Feb 23 #16
Every justice on the AL SC is a Republican. maxsolomon Feb 23 #26
Work on the sabbath? Death. sakabatou Feb 23 #9
Unwilling to impregnate your brother's widow? Death. unc70 Feb 23 #31
Was that story about the guy who pulled out or...? sakabatou Feb 23 #33
Yes. He spilled his seed upon the ground unc70 Feb 23 #36
And God killed him. sakabatou Feb 23 #38
Law apparently required him to produce an heir for brother unc70 Feb 23 #44
So gods created government but not medical advancement Farmer-Rick Feb 23 #10
Further news out of Alabama after the embryos are now considered to be human beings.... RicROC Feb 23 #11
he literally cited Genesis in his legal opinion? prodigitalson Feb 23 #12
The 1st Amendment according to the founders Johnny2X2X Feb 23 #14
I haven't always honored my father and my mother. Aristus Feb 23 #15
When that judge disrobes completely he'll be less of a hypocrite dickthegrouch Feb 23 #17
If God is the ruler why would he need others to rule for him? LiberalFighter Feb 23 #18
His opinion encourages violence. LiberalFighter Feb 23 #19
The U.S. is a Secular Country tonekat Feb 23 #20
"apparently one can't delete these." BumRushDaShow Feb 23 #24
The U.S. is a Secular Country, period. tonekat Feb 23 #21
Sue him liberalgunwilltravel Feb 23 #22
Sue him for what? Where? maxsolomon Feb 23 #29
Christian Taliban Novara Feb 23 #23
The judge sounds like a candidate for the happy hotel. Even the slightest knowledge of the Vinca Feb 23 #27
So adulterers should be stoned to death? thucythucy Feb 23 #28
Then I guess get the red out Feb 23 #30
He doesn't read it very well, then Jilly_in_VA Feb 23 #32
"Seven Mountain Mandate," which calls on Christians to impose fundamentalist values on all aspects of American life LetMyPeopleVote Feb 23 #34
Holy Moses Dear_Prudence Feb 23 #35
As a Christian, he's a disgrace hamsterjill Feb 23 #37
Welcome to Sharia Law 2.0 Blue Idaho Feb 23 #39
Which Bible? There are quite a few. keithbvadu2 Feb 23 #40
The Mormon Bible! BumRushDaShow Feb 23 #41
They even have a book beyond the Bible. keithbvadu2 Feb 23 #42
"They even have a book beyond the Bible." BumRushDaShow Feb 23 #43
Alabamians are like Floridians, with fewer teeth. Chainfire Feb 23 #45
Fuck you. SamKnause Feb 23 #46
I must have missed the part in the Bible about frozen embryos and IVF. What book is that in? appleannie1 Feb 23 #47
If you have frozen embryos and they are children, you should be able to claim them on your income tax returns. appleannie1 Feb 23 #48
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