Saturday, January 14, 2006
On Unitarian Universalist opposition to Alito.
The Boston Globe's Spiritual Life column discusses the Unitarian Universalist Association's unprecedented opposition to the confirmation of Samuel Alito this morning. Rich Barlow interviews Rob Keithan, director of the UUA's Washington Office, who "says his denomination's stand is partly in reaction to conservative churches advocating for judges who oppose abortion and gay marriage." The story also rightly notes that Keithan is acting at the request of the General Assembly:
It was fear of conservative judicial decisions that spurred the UUA's 2004 General Assembly — the policy-setting conclave of delegates from member congregations — to declare that the church would oppose federal court nominees "whose records demonstrate insensitivity to the protection of civil liberties."
("Churches weigh in on court nomination," Rich Barlow, Boston Globe 1.14.06, reg req'd; "Unitarian Universalist Association opposes Alito's confirmation," Tom Stites, UUWorld.org 12.12.05)
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 14 January 2006 at 10:10 AM