Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged (By Us)


Atrios cites the following from one of National Journal's cripplingly expensive subscription-only offerings:

Christian conservatives and a core group of congressional supporters are launching a significant new push to restructure the federal judicial system to reflect a more explicitly biblical world view, in the hopes that these changes will pave the way for broader social and political changes, leaders of the movement said.

Some of the most prominent conservative leaders in the country -- including Vision America's Rick Scarborough, Coral Ridge Ministry's James Kennedy and the Free Congress Foundation's Paul Weyrich -- launched the effort Thursday in Washington….

[The] group also will focus on forcing Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against any judge who does not conform with their biblically based interpretation of the Constitution, as well as permanently curb judicial authority over matters of church and state, marriage and governmental acknowledgement of a Christian deity.

This is apparently the work of the Judeo-Christian Council for Constitutional Restoration, which sounds like something Margaret Atwood might've come up with on a particularly uninspired day. Only the sort of people who can, with a straight face, claim that keeping kids in foster care so they won't be adopted by a gay couple is consonant with "family values" could conceive of cloaking themselves in the mantle of "constitutional restoration" while delivering a swift kick in the nuts to our system of separation of powers.