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eagler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:43 PM
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Is Roberts Skull and Bones?
Does anyone know?
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:45 PM
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1. Not unless the have a Harvard chapter but I hear he was tight with Pappa B
Probably wrote up who got eh Iran-Contra pardons.
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BlueJac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:47 PM
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2. N0, just Bush's ace in the hole!
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:48 PM
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3. He went to Harvard. Skull and Bones is Yale. I have heard that for
all it's worth, he's a member of Opus Dei.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:53 PM
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4. Oh, God, no
Opus Dei needs to go. Isn't Santorum a member, also? And creepy, freaky Tom Monahan?
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:06 PM
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8. Scalia is Opus Dei, as well.
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 05:25 PM by leveymg
You've got to check out the self-torture device that some OD members wear to remind themselves of Christ's suffering. It's a spiked belt called a Cilice. Also, Scalia has publicly endorsed orgies as a form of relaxation. See, middle posts at the following string: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


:evilgrin: :grouphug: :spank: :wow:

Orgies are the way to ease social tensions, claims US judge
http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1317386,00....
Oliver Burkeman in New York
Friday October 1, 2004
The Guardian

He is the conservative bastion of the US supreme court, a favourite of President Bush, and a hunting partner of the vice-president. He has argued vociferously against abortion rights, and in favour of anti-sodomy laws.
But it turns out that there is another side to Justice Antonin Scalia: he thinks Americans ought to be having more orgies.

Challenged about his views on sexual morality, Justice Scalia surprised his audience at Harvard University, telling them: "I even take the position that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged."


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Brings to mind the following exchange heard during the Roberts confirmation hearings:

Senator 1: Judge Roberts, do you wear a Cilice?

Roberts: Only on Sundays, and alternate Tuesdays. But not while I'm at the pool.

Senator 2: Judge Roberts, if you are confirmed, will you be attending orgies with Justice Scalia?

Roberts: Never on Sundays, but I have seen him wearing his Cilice on alternate Tuesdays.

Committee Chairman: Very good, we are very impressed with your candor and good taste in Cilices. I am now confident that we will recommend confirmation to the full Senate.

Roberts: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Would you like to join us next Tuesday night? :evilgrin:
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:08 PM
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9. As is Thomas . eom
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:26 PM
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14. Clarence Thomas is a Catholic?
That is surprising.
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hopein08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:17 PM
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18. A previous DU discussion said that Thomas is no longer Catholic...
it was a long time ago so I regret that I can't provide the link but someone said that Thomas had been strictly Catholic, and perhaps Opus Dei, but had divorced and remarried within the last few years and now lists himself as Anglican.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:12 PM
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10. You have me giggling here! Thanks!
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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:01 PM
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5. Now that . . .
. . . is really creepy. Yeech.
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:01 PM
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6. That makes 3 members on the court - Roberts, Scalia and Thomas.
Good God - three cult members on the highest court in the land.

Does anyone know what % of the population is Roman Catholic ?
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:04 PM
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7. About a quarter of the U.S. is Roman Catholic.
However, I think a majority of the court is Catholic because Kennedy is Catholic and I think one other is as well.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:18 PM
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13. four but not a majority
4 Catholic
2 Jewish
2 Episcopalian (including O'Connor)
1 Protestant

Clarence Thomas is actually a bit hard to pin down. Born Baptist, raised Catholic, he reportedly attended the Episcopalian Church for a number of years, but in the past few years has returned to the Catholic Church.

John Roberts
(Chief Justice) Catholic
Stephen G. Breyer Jewish
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Jewish
Anthony M. Kennedy Catholic
Sandra Day O'Connor Episcopalian
Antonin Scalia Catholic
David H. Souter Episcopalian
John Paul Stevens Protestant
Clarence Thomas Catholic
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:14 PM
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12. But you must take into account that only a small % of Roman Catholics
are Opus Dei.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:08 PM
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17. It's not even a full percent. It's a tiny number, usually in higher posts.
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:13 PM
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11. Which would be of greater concern than membership in S&B
Googling turns up a lot of speculation but no proof about Roberts' membership in Opus Dei.

The question is examined on Mark Crispin Miller's blog, among others:

http://markcrispinmiller.blogspot.com/2005/07/is-judge-...

Other sources including Christopher Hitchens claim both Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas are members but Opus Dei officials deny it.

http://www.catholicleague.org/research/opusdei_factandf...

Hitchens or Opus Dei...I can't put my trust the word of either. While I have no love for the Church in general and Opus Dei in particular, I will have to regard these reports as anti-Catholic efforts to smear Roberts unless and until better evidence is provided.




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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:00 PM
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15. opus dei once seemed like a big deal....
having punks like roberts or scalia as members reduced them to 'filthy few' status (w/out any of the hells angels' cachet)
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:01 PM
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16. He's a Numbskull if that helps.
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