"The Texas Supreme Court on Friday threw out a jury award over injuries a 17-year-old girl suffered in an exorcism conducted by members of her old church, ruling that the case unconstitutionally entangled the court in religious matters."
"Schubert said she was pinned to the floor for hours and received carpet burns during the exorcism,"
I suspected that kidnapping and assault were religious matters, but it's good to have that confirmed
"The 2002 trial of the case never touched on the religious aspects, and a Tarrant County jury found the Colleyville church and its members liable for abusing and falsely imprisoning the girl."
"Justice David Medina wrote that finding the church liable "would have an unconstitutional 'chilling effect' by compelling the church to abandon core principles of its religious beliefs.""
When they start sacrificing the firstborn, that'll be ok too. I'll be very happy when the words "It's our RELIGION" or "It's our CULTURE" no longer have standing in law. Beating your kids, abusing your wife (submission!), forbidding same-sex marriage, disallowing women's autonomy over their bodies, unnecessary whale/eagle hunts. All Gone
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