Conservative Christians to “encircle” Supreme Court

In just a few weeks, the Supreme Court will hear the case that claims the Affordable Health Care Act is unconstitutional. Conservative Christian groups have latched on to this as part of the ongoing war on women in an effort to prevent the law from requiring coverage for reproductive health care. Now they’re planning to “encircle” the Court on the day before arguments start in order to pray that the Court rules the legislation unconstitutional.

In short, this is another prayer war.

These groups like to paint themselves as the victims, so they’re not using the aggressive language that we’ve seen from the NAR and others. But it is another blatant attempt to use the power of prayer (functionally the same as magic in my understanding) to sway a court decision in order to make public policy conform to their religious views.

I’m seriously considering showing up that day in order to counter-protest and counter their metaphysical attempts. Anyone want to join me?


About Literata

Literata is a Wiccan priestess and writer. She edited Crossing the River: An Anthology in Honor of Sacred Journeys, and her poetry, rituals, and nonfiction have appeared in works such as Mandragora, Unto Herself, and Anointed as well as multiple periodicals. Literata has presented rituals and workshops at Sacred Space conference, Fertile Ground Gathering, and other mid-Atlantic venues. Literata offers healing and divination services as well as customized life-cycle rituals. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation in history with the support of her husband and four cats.
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3 Responses to Conservative Christians to “encircle” Supreme Court

  1. Sixwing says:

    I can’t be there physically, but maybe I can do something to help from here..?

  2. inquisitiveraven says:

    What Sixwing said.

    • Literata says:

      Thanks, both! I’ll see what I can come up with – maybe a prayer to Columbia or to Justice herself that everyone can share in.

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