the aclu, the religious right, and the democrats

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the aclu, the religious right, and the democrats

Post by megapulse » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:00 pm

so, the hubby and i seem to be getting mail from everyone. i mean everyone. i can't believe it but we've been getting newsletters from these idiots at liberty university, for anyone who does not know liberty is Jerry Falwell's university in Virginia. For anyone who does not know, George Bush is an evangelical christian. For anyone who does not know, Jerry Falwell has a big hand in our government's policy because he is part of the religious right.

so we've accumulated these things, and what i can figure is that the religious right is really pissed off at the aclu, and the religious right is not very smart. . . . which means all the people they've mobilized are even worse off.

here's the reason that stupidity, not reason is ruling here:

the aclu has, i repeat, HAS defended christians who wanted to express their religious beliefs as individuals.

the aclu believes that individuals in this country have the right to believe what they want. that it is the individual's choice, not the state's, and no state entity should interfere with your rights to believe or not believe in anything or nothing

that's the position of the aclu. and it seems like the position of the first amendment as well: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"

i'll tell you what. i think i should write to the aclu because this year i was forced to put "in god we trust" -- which came from the christian coalition ("Since September 11, interest in posting the national motto “In God We Trustâ€￾ in public schools has grown. In fact, groups like the Christian Coalition and the American Family Association have begun campaigns to place posters displaying the “In God We Trustâ€￾ motto in public schools" up in my classroom.

i had been given the poster three years ago; i just didn't post it before, just like i don't turn on channel one, when it was mandated by the state, but now i really want it down. it really was mounted to the wall in my room without my permission. "Starting Monday, every Virginia school will be required to hang a poster with the words "In God We Trust, the National Motto, enacted by Congress in 1956," in accordance with a law signed by Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) in May."

mark warner is a democrat. so the religious right is not reserved for the republicans as some might like to believe. the religious right definitely does has its finger in what some might not like to believe.