Do you think Vatican has influence on US Supreme Court?

Do you think Religion has influence on US Supreme Court?
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WaterStreetCommented:
Need you ask?  :-))

Well, let's see.  Abortion, gay marriage.  Nah, never!
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SunBowAuthor Commented:
Trying on some math:

3 Judaism + 3 women    vs    5 Roman Catholic males
  ______________________ ===== ___________________________
                                   4  vs  5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_Supreme_Court_of_the_United_States
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WaterStreetCommented:
Yep. I don't know what to say.
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WaterStreetCommented:
... Other then, the Vatican has a majority.
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SunBowAuthor Commented:
Do you think THEY think about citizens independently, or act more as a 'voting block?
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WaterStreetCommented:
I think their religion colors their views so that they end up more or less like a voting bloc.  But, I don't think it's intentional to be a voting bloc.
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dhsindyRetired considering supplemental income.Commented:
The Roman Catholic stance seems a bit hypocritical. They support the Democratic Party which is for abortion and gay rights but then claim to be against these things.
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WaterStreetCommented:
@Bill Payer

The word "They" in your second sentence is too broad a brush to support your conclusion of hypocrisy.   In that sentence, you're mixing apples and oranges -- the stance of the Roman Catholic Church in contrast with a substantial voting block of Catholics who support the Democratic Party, abortion, and  gay rights.

WS
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SunBowAuthor Commented:
[Sidebar Re: Abortion, Alito faction]

four types of birth control they refuse to cover -- two kinds of IUDs and two morning-after pills -- cause abortion.

“Today’s decision is based on the Court accepting as the owners’ sincere religious belief that these drugs and devices can destroy an embryo and end a human life,”

Justice Samuel Alito: “The owners of the businesses have religious objections to abortion, and according to their religious beliefs the four contraceptive methods at issue are abortifacients.
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SunBowAuthor Commented:
Closing, as comments become less frequent and opening another beginning with Catholicism and Vatican (then again..):

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Other/Philosophy_Religion/Q_28506504.html
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SunBowAuthor Commented:
In sum, I don't think we reached some definitive conclusion, while there seems some hypocrisy, somewhere, differences between believers and papacy, some wool over eyes as while there may be a real 'block', six members are Catholic. "forgive them, father, they know not what THEY do"

?: the Court accepting owners’ sincere religious belief
Done.
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