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    ...Alabama...sigh...you've done it again

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    Domineque Ray will soon be executed by the state of Alabama, and he wants his imam to be in the death chamber when he is killed. It’s not an absurd request: Alabama provides death row inmates with a Christian chaplain to pray with them just before they are given a lethal injection. But Ray is a devout Muslim, and he asked that a spiritual adviser of his own faith accompany him in the chamber. Alabama refused. The state insisted that Ray either accept the Christian chaplain or be killed alone. It scheduled his execution for Thursday evening.

    On Wednesday afternoon, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked Alabama from killing Ray, ruling that the state’s refusal to let his imam attend the execution likely violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The court’s remarkable decision correctly accuses the state of engaging in flagrant religious discrimination, favoring Christianity over Islam and prioritizing a swift death over constitutional rights. It also potentially tees up a Supreme Court battle that will test the conservative majority’s ostensible commitment to religious freedom. If the Republican-appointed justices reverse the 11th Circuit, it will be hard to avoid the conclusion that their zeal for capital punishment outweighs their commitment to religious liberty.
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    Re: ...Alabama...sigh...you've done it again

    Is Homer Stokes in charge ?
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    Re: ...Alabama...sigh...you've done it again

    Why can't the judges just play the "decent human being" card and let the condemned have the chaplain of his choice. This will undoubtedly end up costing the good people of Alabama a lot more money and resulting the condemned having the chaplain of his choice anyway.

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    Re: ...Alabama...sigh...you've done it again

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    Why can't the judges just play the "decent human being" card and let the condemned have the chaplain of his choice. This will undoubtedly end up costing the good people of Alabama a lot more money and resulting the condemned having the chaplain of his choice anyway.
    Probably because they are elected by people who believe in a war on Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    Why can't the judges just play the "decent human being" card and let the condemned have the chaplain of his choice. This will undoubtedly end up costing the good people of Alabama a lot more money and resulting the condemned having the chaplain of his choice anyway.
    it may be because they are not decent people
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbi1972 View Post
    Probably because they are elected by people who believe in a war on Christmas.
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    it may be because they are not decent people
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbi1972 View Post
    Probably because they are elected by people who believe in a war on Christmas.
    Yes, and letting a Muslim have his choice of spiritual leader in the hour of his death is proof positive of the war against Christmas. Give him a good southern Baptist, like all the other condemned. It's an obvious religious bias and it makes us look dumb as hell in front of the rest of the country. As usual...
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    They heard about what is going on in Virginia and wanted to let the country know we are still relevant in the idiotic racist game.

    The guy isnít trying to avoid execution. Let him have his Iman with him.


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    Re: ...Alabama...sigh...you've done it again

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Yes, and letting a Muslim have his choice of spiritual leader in the hour of his death is proof positive of the war against Christmas. Give him a good southern Baptist, like all the other condemned. It's an obvious religious bias and it makes us look dumb as hell in front of the rest of the country. As usual...
    sadly, i think there are some fairly significant chunks of the country outside of the south that are all in with this.
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    it makes us look dumb as hell in front of the rest of the country. As usual...
    You're saying it's a feature, not a bug?
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    Re: ...Alabama...sigh...you've done it again

    smh

    A divided Supreme Court cleared the way for Alabama to execute a Muslim inmate after denying his request to have an imam at his side in the execution chamber, even though the prison would allow a Christian chaplain to be present in the chamber.
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    Alabama looks ridiculous by excluding all other faiths in this, but the SCOTUS opinion has a point - dude waited until the last minute to request this. It's not as if the DP snuck up on him.

    Regardless, I just SMH at government officials that ignore the First Amendment like this.
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