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Nomo Rights For You, Mr. Roboto

Religious right in uproar over robo rights.

WASHINGTON (XF) - In the wake of reports from the UK that robots, should they ever become a reality, may be afforded some of the same rights as humans has some on the religious right seething, The Xsociate Files has learned. Particularly troubling says Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, are claims that robots may be allowed to marry.

"I don't really like the idea of robots marrying," Mr. Dobson said, "Unless we create them with male and female parts, much the same way God created Adam and Eve, then I wouldn't have a problem it. But for two unisex robots to marry each other would be unnatural."

Mr. Dobson said that his organization is already lobbying Congress to enact legislation that would prevent rights from being given to robots yet to be created. Outgoing Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum was particularly adamant that Congress act now before the issue became critical.

"We must enact laws now," Mr. Santorum said during a recent luncheon, "Otherwise what is to stop someone from marrying their toaster or their laptop?"

Critics, however, say that the need for such legislation is far from imperative and may in fact be harmful.

"How do you think people will react when they learn the truth about President Bush?" one analyst is quoted as saying.

(Filed at State of the Day)

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Maybe leave the God bit out, stick with science, invoking supernatural fairie tales is a bit .........

Unless we create them with male and female parts, much the same way God created Adam and Eve...

Does he mean...like...Cylons?

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