The ACLU: Enemy of America and Christianity

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=21597

    The ACLU: Enemy of America and Christianity
    by Rabbi Aryeh Spero

    For the past forty years the ACLU has used every legal machination to make the display of Christmas trees illegal if placed in a public institution or on property where there is even the remotest connection to a tax dollar. They’ve bludgeoned America with their claim that such displays violate the separation of church and state. The display of the Ten Commandments? Illegal, they say. Prayer in school? Prohibited, they charge. The mere mention of God at a graduation ceremony --- grounds for a law suit. The display of a Menorah -- the next morning the ACLU is at the court steps already litigating.

    How strict are they in their interpretation of separation of church and state? In Pittsburgh they went so far as to demand that a municipal parking lot be off limits to those parking there to visit a local Christmas display at a nearby church.

    So when the University of Michigan decided to fund $25,000 worth of ritual foot-washers for Islamic students wishing to pray, one assumed the ACLU would yell foul. After all, it is a public institution, receiving federal and state taxes and using that money for a religious device whose purpose is to facilitate prayer. Not only did the ACLU not object but it also supported the expenditure as “reasonable,” something it can never bring itself to say when activities are for Judeo-Christian expression or symbols.

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    Right after 9/11, an old-time, keen observer of the American political scene remarked: “Now that they’ve attacked us, we’ll soon be giving them special rights, a form of religious affirmative action”. I disagreed, saying there is no domestic historical sin or guilt for which we must make atonement." I forgot about the ACLU. Its loathing of mainstream America spurs it to do the unconscionable.
     
  2. KenH

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    Like all political organizations the ACLU takes some positions that I agree with and some positions that I disagree with.

    I probably have as many problems - politically - with the stances of the ACLU as I do with the Christian "Right", especially the warvangelical faction of it.
     
  3. Hope of Glory

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    Just one more step in communist march.
     
  4. KenH

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    Organizations on the extreme Left march toward socialism and organizations on the extreme Right march toward fascism.

    It's a sad commentary on the current state of political affairs in these United States.
     
  5. Baptist in Richmond

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    I am a card-carrying member!
    [Remember the candidate that made that sentence famous?]

    Regards,
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  6. KenH

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    If my memory serves me it was Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis.
     
  7. TomVols

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    Facism, Ken? Words get tossed around too much. Like "liberal", etc., and I thought you didn't like these labels? :laugh:

    According to the American Heritage Dictionary, facism is "A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism."

    Some will think this is the GOP. Others think it's the Dems. You decide for yourself.
     
  8. KenH

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    Fascism is an authoritarian dictatorship from the right and communism is a socialist dictatorship from the left.
     
  9. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    I see the DOR's have been studying from the word of ronnie again.
     
  10. just-want-peace

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    So very true, and this habit precludes any rational discussion of actual issues.

    I'm as guilty as most re: this, but, many a time I've typed a response, read it, and had the HS very quietly say to me, "What do you really think this will acomplish?"

    Needless to say, I then employ that small "X" in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and either temper my response OR more often, just leave to calm a bit before replying later.

    On occasion however, that small voice is drowned out by my loud protests over some usually meaningless point of view and I personally add a little fuel to the conflagration.

    My apologies to all for those times that I have done so, and I vow to try to listen to that "still small voice" more attentativly in the future!!!!
     
  11. Baptist in Richmond

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    Then who is the Democrat that is the person fitting the description?

    Regards, TomVols,
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