Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Embroidered Activism

I wonder what George Bush thinks about this activist judge:

A rural Alabama judge began wearing a robe embroidered with the Ten Commandments to his Andalusia courtroom this week, echoing the statement made by the state Supreme Court chief justice ousted over a Ten Commandments display.
Covington County Presiding Circuit Court Judge Ashley McKathan said he ordered the robe and had it embroidered using his own money. He said he did it because he felt strongly that he should stand up for his personal religious convictions.
"Truth is an absolute value," McKathan said, "and you can't divorce the law from the truth. I feel we must resist the modern attempts to discount the truth."

The embroidery is in gold letters less than an inch tall.

I guess that this might be a new occupation for all those unemployed people: embroidering religious quotes on judges' robes...