SCOTUS and a Frightening Thanksgiving

Ironic reminders of historical falsehoods and religious privilege

James Finn
Nov 27, 2020 · 7 min read
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What a Thanksgiving!

I woke up Thanksgiving morning in shock

New York restricted church congregation sizes during the pandemic

SCOTUS acknowledged its lack of expertise and favored religion anyway

The court’s reasoning seems cut off from reality

Religious liberty mythology: Thanksgiving falsehoods —

America’s religious founders persecuted Native Americans for their faith

America’s religious founders used faith to justify genocide

Individual versus institutional liberty

Bringing it back around to LGBTQ and marginalized people

Wednesday’s 5–4 majority decision was a battle cry

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James Finn

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Prism & Pen

Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

James Finn

Written by

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Prism & Pen

Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

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