SGA Judicial Candidate Is Canned After Quoting the Bible — Courts Don’t Need Religious Nuts – Opinion

In not-so-long ago America, quoting the Bible wasn’t cause for alarm. But in our recently-reconfigured country, proceed with caution where the Good Book is concerned.

Mya, a student at college.

She attended the University of Houston Student Government Association Meeting on June 29. Mya wanted to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court SGA Supreme Court.

She gave a speech as part of her pursuit. She seems to have lost her job right away.

Mya started with a passage from the Holy Bible.

After the recitation she gave an explanation to the group.

“I read that scripture months ago, and it really inspired me. It made me realize that the world, to me — and in my eyes — is made out of love.”

They weren’t similarly inspired:

Although Little later stated that her love wasn’t conditional on religion, race, or political conviction, some SGA members were still skeptical of her religious tone in her opening speech.

Marie McGrew, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Senator, sought to answer these questions during the questioning phase. McGrew stressed the importance of bias when it applies to Supreme Court. McGrew then asked Little how she planned to deal with her latent biases.

Mya replied with a wacky theory — people can civilly disagree, and that doesn’t cause harm:

“’Bias’ has a very negative connotation. I hold an opinion. So long as respect is being exchanged between one another, I don’t feel like opinions need to be labeled as biases.”

However, the whole lot was upset by the reverse of Roe v. Wade They saw the U.S. Supreme Court as a deeply religious institution that caused chaos with its blurring of state and church.

Several senators immediately objected to what they saw as Little’s potential for bias, both in her religious conviction as well as her perceived failure to account for her own latent bias. Senate Speaker Aryana Azizi highlighted the heightened concern around religious influence in government in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

Aryana discussed tone-deafness

“I personally think it’s a little bit tone deaf, given the current political climate. I don’t think now is the time to be preaching about religion, given the clear lack of separation of church and state in our federal government.”

The situation seems in line with the past several years of media framing: Though America consists of two increasingly polarized camps, conservative things are “controversial” whereas left-wing things are not. It’s possible plenty in the SGA believe all “normal” people were wrecked by Roe’s repeal.

As for law, of course, the high court’s decision had a legal — not ecclesiastical — basis: Privacy is not explicitly conferred by the Constitution. Separation between church and state, though, isn’t possible.

Mya, along with her traditional values, got the boot.

It’s a shame — the SGA crew missed an intersectional shot:

[L]Ittle failed to get the required two-thirds vote to become a member of the SGA Supreme Court. It was a disappointing outcome for many SGA members. Little would have become the first Black female SGA Supreme Court justice.

Perhaps they’re waiting for a Ketanji Brown Jackson-type.

Surely, she’ll come along soon enough.



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