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ACLU “Anti Christian”

May 5, 2005

Is the ACLU biased against the Christian religion; well let’s take a look at the evidence:

This “great protector of our civil rights” (all sarcasm intended) has yet to challenge any Muslim prayers that have now been mandated by many California public schools. For the ACLU, Islam is allowed but, Christianity is forbidden.
In its recent lawsuit against Louisiana’s Tangipahoa Parish School, the ACLU is calling for the fining and imprisonment of the school’s Board “for their calculated un-American and immoral conduct to embarrass, hinder or obstruct the court in the administration of justice.” To the ACLU, God is now “un-American” and “immoral”. The first reason for this latest ACLU contempt charge is due to Shane Tycer (not a school employee) broadcasting a prayer (Christian of course…not Muslim) over the school’s public address system, before a basketball game. This flew in the face of a prior ACLU obtained court order (it’s easy for the ACLU to get these ‘court orders’ when judges are in its pockets), which disallows Christian prayer anywhere and anytime at the schools. artice

Public prayer at school-related functions is “un-American and immoral,” contends ACLU of Louisiana’s executive director, Joe Cook.
The school board’s behavior in the incident is part of a “pattern and practice of disobeying the law in order to promote Christianity over other religions in public schools,” the Louisiana ACLU maintained.article

Notice how Mr. Cook calls school prayer un- American. I’ll address that a little later.

The argument between Mr. Williams and the Stevens Creek School pertains to these historical documents’ references to the Judeo-Christian God. For many years, the leftist ACLU and [other] secularists and atheists have been in the process of working toward the dissolution of Christianity from the United States of America. One can debate the actual date when this process began but, most agree that the Engle decision in 1962 (in which SCOTUS removed prayer from the public schools’ classrooms) was a benchmark decision. However, my argument pertains to those who state that the ACLU is working toward removing all religion and religious reference from the public forum. Even Sean Hannity has continued to propagate this incorrect assumption and contention. The ACLU is not working toward dismantling all religions; only Christianity.
In California, a “mandate” has been put in place in the public school system that Islam shall and must be taught to students. Some have argued that this mandate does not exist. But, it does. Melanie Morgan (a California talk-show host) advises that when her son was in 7th grade he was not allowed to graduate to the 8th grade until he could recite and explain the Seven Pillars of Islam. If that is not a mandated public school requirement, nothing is. Although the command is that the Islamic religion must be studied, references to the Christian religion are not allowed. The ACLU has not objected to this. article

It amazes me how this 7th grader had to memorize the seven pillars of Islam. We already know what there reaction would be if he had to learn the Ten Commandments. Here’s one more:

Mainstream America is reeling with absolute shock from the politically correct decision of the University of North Carolina requiring incoming freshmen to read “Approaching the Qu-ran: The Early Revelations.”
Apparently the sacred American Civil Liberties Union doctrines of the separation of church and state only apply to Christians and Jews. How else can you explain why the North Carolina ACLU went to court to support the University of North Carolina’s mandatory reading assignment of the pro-Islam book for incoming freshmen?article

Nevertheless, Johnson says the ACLU and its allies routinely send out letters to school boards trying to discourage them from adopting the Bible class by implying that the NCBCPS curriculum is unconstitutional. “Of course,” he adds, “they know it isn’t true.”article

Now that is only a few examples but it seems that it’s a pretty one sided attack on Christianity. John 15:18 says “If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me first.” Jesus tells us that the world is going to hate us, so this should come as no surprise to us.

You would think that an organization that is sworn to uphold the bill of rights you would think that they would know what the founder had to say on the subject:

George Washington, the hero of the Revolution and the first President under the Constitution, added the pledge, “So help me God,” to his inaugural oath, and then stooped to kiss the Bible as an affirmation of his submission to the King of kings and Lord of lords. He later asserted, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” [11]
John Adams, the second President, made no secret of the fact that he studied the Bible often and with diligence in order to discern the proper administration of a Christian society. He said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. So great is my veneration of the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it, the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectful members of society.” [12]
Thomas Jefferson, the primary author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President, was also quite forthright in his acknowledgment of the necessity of a Christian foundation for this Republic. He said, “The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty. A student’s perusal of the sacred volume will make him a better citizen, a better father, a better husband.” [13]
Benjamin Franklin, the patriarch of the Constitutional Convention, said, “A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know the price of the rights which God has given them, cannot be enslaved.” [14]
Andrew Jackson, the country’s seventh President, read the Bible daily, and often referred to it as “the Rock on which our Republic rests.” [15]
Noah Webster, the great author, educator, and lexicographer said that, “The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures form the basis of all our civil constitution and laws. All the miseries and evils which other nations suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.” [16]
Abraham Lincoln, President of the Union during the tumultuous days of the War Between the States, called the Bible “the best Gift God has ever given to man….But for it we could not know right from wrong.” [17] He went on to say that, “It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.” [18]
U.S. Grant, the hero of Appomattox and eighteenth President, enjoined his fellow citizens to “Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet-anchor of your liberties; write its precepts in your hearts and practice them in your lives. To the influence of this book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.” [19]
Theodore Roosevelt, the paradigm of American patriotism and President at the turn of the century said, “In this actual world, a churchless community, a community where men have abandoned and scoff at, or ignore their Christian duties, is a community on the rapid down-grade.” [20]article

Or of course they may not.
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