The nature of jurisprudence is that big issues can be settled over small fights. Hence, at the Supreme Court today, the tiny Summum Church was arguing about whether religious monuments in public parks constitute private or government speech.
Although not at question in the case, one of the most interesting aspects is the Summum religion itself.
Su Menu, the church’s president, agreed. “If you look at them side by side,” Ms. Menu said of the two monuments, “they really are saying similar things.”
The Third Commandment: “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.”
The Third Aphorism: “Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”
Now that’s religious diversity.