One definition of bigotry is, “stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own.”
Recently, there have been some letters to the editor remonstrating against the Supreme Court’s Christian supremacist decisions regarding abortion and public performances of Christian sanctimony. These letters noted that these Christian supremacist decisions were the result of Catholic judges, among the farthest-right Christians on the court.
These letters were followed by letters such as one by Bob Harper (“Bigotry is evident in letters,” Our Readers’ Views, June 10), who claimed the critics of the right-wing Catholics on the court are “bigoted.”
No, Mr. Harper; the bigots are the Christian supremacists on the court and their supporters, for they seek to marginalize anyone who isn’t their kind of Christian. And my reading of the 10th Amendment, in light of the 14th Amendment, as well as the recent decisions says that this court isn’t using the Constitution at all in making these decisions. Instead, they’re playing Christian supremacist Calvinball, and destroying the legitimacy of the court in the process.