US conservative Christian leaders hold rally, blast 'activist' judges

[JURIST] During a Sunday rally co-sponsored by the conservative Christian groups Family Research Council [advocacy website] and Focus on the Family [advocacy website], leaders slammed "judicial tyranny" and said the goal of the event was to educate evangelical Christians about the US Supreme Court [official website] and about judges that are attempting to bypass the Constitution with their rulings. Speaking about the Supreme Court, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay [official website] (R-TX) said, "All wisdom does not reside in nine persons in black robes." Other key issues discussed at the event were abortion and euthanasia. The Justice Sunday II [rally website] gathering, which was held at a Baptist church and broadcast to churches across the country on television as well as over the Internet, was the second of its kind. The first was organized in April 2005 to retaliate against Democratic opposition [JURIST report] to President Bush's federal court nominees. Reuters has more.

 

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