By Hemant Mehta
For some reason, the office of Judge Kimberly Gardner at the Carnahan Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri displays a Bible verse prominently outside: “Justice, and Only Justice, You Shall Pursue…” (Deuteronomy 16:20).
The simple explanation here is that she liked that sentiment about the importance of justice. But by posting a Bible verse, she inadvertently sends the message that Christianity takes precedence in her courtroom. What is a Muslim or atheist supposed to think upon walking inside?
That’s not the kind of “justice” we ought to be celebrating.
Maybe Gardner should’ve at least read a couple of lines later, since Deuteronomy 16:22 would’ve told her, “You shall not set up for yourself a sacred pillar which the Lord your God hates.”
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