I find it highly interesting that the state Senate leader, Phil Berger, is attempting to bring about a form of sharia law into North Carolina. The opposition that I have heard against sharia law is that it is a religious faction trying to impose its religion onto the general public, whether the public believes in it or not.
It also infuses its teachings into the law of the land and does not adhere to a strict “legal” interpretation of law but rather allows the religious leaders to decide what is correct in society.
Now we have Berger attempting to impose his own Christian (sharia) law on all the residents of the state whether they are Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim. He appears to forget all his legal training in favor of his fervor for religion. Sad to say, he has forgotten his oath to uphold the Constitution of the state.
Society has always had some law that offends a religion here or there. Individuals have to decide whether they (or their religion) allows them to support it. If not, they should not be in this position to which they have sworn to support. The Senate could be going down a very slippery slope toward a theocracy. Amen.
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Michael Keefe, Raleigh