Skip to comments.ACLU attack dogs maul student prayer
Posted on 08/30/2008 4:03:14 AM PDT by Man50D
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of two high school students who say they are offended by the school's policy of allowing prayer at voluntary events and holding Christmas concerts at churches.
The students, from Pace High School in Pace, Fla., are identified only as Minor I Doe and Minor II Doe in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court because they are both under 18. The complaint alleges disclosure of their names would put the students at risk of "social ostracism, economic injury, governmental retaliation and potential physical harm."
Benjamin Stevenson, staff attorney with the ACLU of Florida's Northwest Region office, released an ACLU statement accusing school officials of using governmental positions to promote individual religious beliefs in public school.
"Parents, not the public schools, should be responsible for deciding whether their children receive religious education," said Benjamin Stevenson, staff attorney with the ACLU of Florida's Northwest Region office. "Religious freedom is eroded when the government endorses any particular religious viewpoint."
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The ACLU needs to be destroyed.
“holding Christmas concerts at churches.”
WTH? They are offended because Christmas concerts are held AT CHURCHES???
These kids and their parents need to be deprogrammed and accept Jesus!
The ACLU aren’t attack dogs..Dogs have an affinity with humans. The ACLU are attack *rats*. Rats in human suits.
The Anti Christian Liberties Union (which by the way, was founded by commies) strikes again. I am sure if it was any religion other than one rooted in Christianity, we’d not hear anything about this.
My hand is raised.
Being offended by a prayer at an event you are not required to attend? Talk about sensitive! I hope the court laughs in their faces or just throws it out.
Love the title of the article.
Nothing like standing up for what you believe.
These lawyers are out of control. Since when do we sue because we are offended?
Should be thrown out of court, unless Obama gets his way and appoints more liberal judges......
is there not some minor technicality in the Constitution right there near the minor technicality that gives individuals the right to keep and bear arms that says that people have the right to face their accusers in court?
Which by definition and in logic is different from promoting an institutional belief
Parents, not the public schools, should be responsible for deciding whether their children receive religious education,” said Benjamin Stevenson, staff attorney
The schools should belong to the parents you freakaziod. They used to until people like the ACLU and other Communist infiltrated and began taken the schools away from the parenst and handing them over to the Government. Don;t let them fool you with using the Giovernment in this case as someone they are against. That is just legalize which is another word for lying a$$wipes.
According to the ACLU, prayer is bad.
However, condoms and exploration of ‘alternative lifestyles’ are good.
The ACLU is another tool in the devil’s workshop.
Good post, but I’m confused. What law was broken by school officials to prompt this suit?
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