Pryor problem

Pryor problem

I wonder how Democrats will spin this. Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor is being picketed by Christian groups upset that he is obeying a federal court order to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the state’s justice building.

Pryor, incidentally, is Bush’s nominee to the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals whose nomination Democrats are refusing to allow to come to a floor vote because they think he will allow his religion to get in the way of doing his duty.

Pryor has said many times that he carries out lawful orders, even if he disagrees. He also happens to be the highest-elected official in Alabama who is Catholic.

The Christian activists say Pryor is using the Ten Commandments situation to ingratiate himself to Democrats, although it seems he just following his longstanding principles and ethics. I wonder how Senate Democrats will respond to this evidence that Pryor isn’t the right-wing Christian activist with no concern for justice and the law that they make him out to be.

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  • The building belongs to Caesar.  If Caesar wants the tablets gone, then AG Pryor is carrying out his duty as a public official, enforcing the mandates of “public authority”.

    Leo XIII wrote in 1890 in Sapientiae Christianaee occurring without the complicity (or criminal negligence) of some guard(s)—the high-tech security there is thorough; no one goes anywhere without a camera on him, and no one gets in a door without someone seeing him on camera first.