Skip to comments.Christianity attacked by ACLU
Posted on 02/05/2005 9:22:41 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
The cross was used by those who hated Christianity, first to kill Jesus and then in an attempt to kill the faith. Today, the symbol of that same cross is so feared in secular society that their own personal terrorist has been sent to rip it away from the followers of Christ.
This terrorist has a name, and it is the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Rooted in hate and communist philosophy, it cloaks itself in constitutional phraseology and the American flag. In reality, it remains faithful to seeking the destruction of American principles.
Though it is bankrolled with an annual budget in excess of $100 million, the ACLU seldom attacks any entity with major influence and political power. Instead, it wages warfare on small towns, cities of little wealth, school districts, and nonprofit organizations. It attacks them with threatened or actual litigation, often winning unwarranted settlements from public officials and organizations afraid of extensive court battles.
The ACLU filed suit against a Pittsburgh school district to ban the reference of Adam and Eve in a biology class.
In Pennsylvania, a suit was filed to stop the teaching of Intelligent Design, which points out that both evolution and creationism remain theories. Another Pennsylvania school district found itself in court when the ACLU filed against it for requiring students to learn more about the origination of mankind than just the theory of evolution.
Barrow County, Fla., was but one of more than 25 lawsuits filed by the ACLU to remove the Ten Commandants from public facilities.
Litigation filed by the ACLU is pending in Kent County, Mich., against a charter school that allowed prayer and taught creationism. In Elizabeth, Colo., the Elbert County Charter School faces a suit demanding that all references to Christmas be removed from school functions.
Out in the Mojave Desert of California, the ACLU attempted litigation to remove a memorial cross from government land, where it had stood since 1934.
The ACLU brought the superintendent of the Baldwin, Kan., school district into court because he allowed a minister to explain the historical significance of Christmas to an elementary-school class.
Notice the pattern of these cases all are in arenas where it is difficult for those charged to defend their positions. By the sheer power of having multimillion-dollar resources at its disposal, the Anti Christian Liberties Union, as many religious groups call it, intimidates its foes and forces capitulation.
Absent from the ACLUs extended list of attacks on Christianity are any attempts to take on those who might happen to have a stronger punch. For example, military bases are all government property. They also have chapels, chaplains, and assorted religious artifacts, and often display a variety of religious symbols. Yet we dont read about the ACLU going after the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines.
It is said that the White House has a number of Christmas trees, and the first family sent out thousands of Christmas cards containing quotations from the Bible. Have there been any lawsuits filed by the ACLU against President Bush?
I dont recall that leftist organization taking on Congress for having a chaplain or holding opening prayer. I dont remember the liberties crowd taking on the Supreme Court for its display of Gods word. I didnt see the ACLU go after the Treasury Department because In God We Trust remains on our money.
No, they work a lot like the terrorists we are fighting all around the world. They attack those who seem too weak to fight and those without enough courage to stand up for what they believe.
Sadly, those same governmental bodies and individuals could be reaching out to other organizations dedicated to fighting the ACLU.
The Alliance Defense Fund, the Liberty Counsel, the American Center for Law and Justice, the Rutherford Institute, and the Thomas More Law Center have all taken up the mantle against the ACLU. If they hear about attacks on Christianity, they are more than willing to join the fight.
Maybe more of those being attacked should put out the call for reinforcements.
Thomas D. Segel is a twice-wounded U.S. Marine Corps combat correspondent who retired after 26 years of service.
The Alliance Defense Fund, the Liberty Counsel, the American Center for Law and Justice, the Rutherford Institute, and the Thomas More Law Center
So I should make the check out to.....?
The ACLU should be considered a greater enemy to the Republic than al Qaeda, yet the US government itself actually contributes to it's budget.
We should start by looking at where these communist thugs get their money. Then we can bring pressure in Congress to fund defund them as an organization of religious bigots.
Ack, simply meant defund...my coffee hasn't kicked in.
These frivolous lawsuits that the ACLU launches have very little support with the public at large. So where does the ACLU get the money to function from?
A lot of the money comes from Hollywood. Norman Lear started People for the American Way, which is a kind of sister organization. The Scopes Monkey Trial was the ACLUs first big case, and was hyped in "Inherit the Wind." The fictionalized account in ITW leaves out that the ACLU actually spent quite a bit of time bugging the DA to file charges, as they didn't really want to have anything to do with the case. As is usual, they found a teacher, who would agree to get more and more outragious, until they forced prosecution. Then the story was "Evil small town bigots persecute poor teacher." They've been using this same playbook for years.
Athiests, Communists and Lunatics United.
We can start with the US government itself...
It's up to the President to order the DoJ to launch an investigation into the matter, which of course could prove the ACLU is a bigoted organization who selectively harrasses all things Christian.
P.S. - Don't hold your breath.
LOL And the hits just keep on coming!
When the ACLU files a suit against a municipality/county/school district or any other entity that receives tax money, and the case is a "civil rights issue", if they win their judgment, the taxpayers, according to the civil rights law, pay their expenses. Yes -- WE are funding the ACLU.
It's time to say "No" to all this. Let's take these criminals out. Let's not leave it to "others".
Your proposal may well wind up as the only solution.
I abhorr much of what the ACLU does, but Adam and Eve and creationism has no place in biology class.
It is time, and past time, to call the ACLU to account for their soft (or maybe not so soft) bigotry, using the same "hate crime" laws they were so instrumental in getting into the statutes of various states. This is notat all about a black man being lynched by his "yellow-dog" Democrat neighbors, this is about erosion of the meanings of words themselves. Hate is hate, regardless of the backgrund or physical traits of the person toward whom it is directed, or the individual who is the instrument of that hatred.
It IS "time; However, the U.S. Government and DoJ has NOT seen fit to roadblock any of the ACLU's selective harrassment of the nation's Christians and their (and the nation's) time-honored traditions.
Christian legal organizations must go after the ACLU and government with the same zeal that it takes to wage a war. And make no mistake -- this IS war.