Sunday, October 30, 2005

ACLU: Defenders of Religious Freedom Since 1920

Far right wing organizations such as Stop the ACLU have long contended that the ACLU is a bunch of Christ hating, Christian baby eating, group of communists who would rather defend NAMBLA than a Christian. Anyone with a brain knows that they are simply wrong. The ACLU simply defends the intentions of our forefathers, such as James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, who wanted to guarantee certain inalienable rights to the people whilst keeping them protected from the fads, beliefs and fears of the majority and or the Federal Government.

Unlike these radical fringe groups such as Stop the ACLU, Focus on the Family, and most Christian organizations in general, the ACLU doesn't set out to just protect the civil liberties of the people they agree with, but to protect everyone's freedoms.

From the ACLU website:
"In celebrated cases, the ACLU has stood up for everyone from Oliver North to the National Socialist Party. In spite of all that, the ACLU has never advocated Christianity, ritual animal sacrifice, trading arms for hostages or genocide..."

Here is the proof to all these numbnuts that they have nothing to bitch about and are just a bunch of paranoid delusionals:

April 2002: Falwell vs Lynchburg,VA in religious property dispute.

August 2004: Church of the Awesome God vs Lincoln, NE for religious harassment by the city

May 2005: Religious freedom for an asylum seeker regarding head wear

December 2004: Jurors can't be discriminated against for being demonstrative about their religion

July 2004, Catholic sent to jail for not being Pentecostal and refusing to attend their faith based treatment sessions

November 20, 2004: ACLU of Nevada supports free speech rights of evangelists to preach on the sidewalks of the strip in Las Vegas

July 10, 2004: Indiana Civil Liberties Union defends the rights of a Baptist minister to preach his message on public streets

June 2004: ACLU of Nebraska files a lawsuit on behalf of a Muslim woman barred from a public pool because she refused to wear a swimsuit

May 27, 2004: Under pressure from the ACLU of Virginia, officials agree not to prohibit baptisms on public property in Falmouth Waterside Park in Stafford County

May 11, 2004: After ACLU of Michigan intervened on behalf of a Christian Valedictorian, a public high school agrees to stop censoring religious yearbook entries

March 25, 2004: ACLU of Washington defends an Evangelical minister's right to preach on sidewalks

February 21, 2003: ACLU of Massachusetts defends students punished for distributing candy canes with religious messages

October 28, 2002: ACLU defends Baptist Church in zoning discrimination

July 2002: ACLU supports right of Iowa students to distribute Christian literature at school

January 2002: ACLU defends Christian church's right to advertise on public transit

April 29, 2005: ACLU defends two Christian girls who wore anti-abortion shirts to school

Why haven't you ever heard from a Christian group defending rap lyrics, porn publishers or Marilyn Manson? Because they are biased groups who care nothing about our form of government, our way of life, our constitution or the intentions of our founding fathers. The only thing they care about is their rights and their agendas. If laws were passed that forced everyone to convert to their form of Christianity and to live like they do, the majority of them would support it. Why is it so hard for these groups to go both ways and see both sides? Why is the ACLU the only one defending our freedoms and the principals that made this country what it is today? Focus on the Family does not care about your freedoms and your rights unless you are a pro-life, conservative Christian who believes everything the Republicans tell them.

Other things these ACLU Communists would have objected to only to be called anti-American:

Alien and Sedition Act of 1798 which allowed the US to deport anyone of the same nationality as our "enemies", or other "dangerous" people and prohibited anyone from publishing "scandalous" statements about our government.

Lincoln's closures of dissenting news publications and suspension of Habeas Corpus in 1861.

Executive Order 9066 in 1942 sending 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry to isolated internment camps, over half of which were American born.

Anyone that would disagree with any of the above are clearly America hating communists!


BRUISER said...

This is a very timely and current article with the "sloppy seconds" supreme court nominee Alito. He is an "activist" judge who legislates from the bench and is against the FMLA. This is going to be a great fight against a man who finds strip searches of 10-year old girls warranted in America.

Two Minutes J said...

Until now I never knew that such an organization existed: "Stop the ACLU". I am really in disbelief, after reading through their website it seems to me that they're afraid that their illusion of "fantasy-world-family-values-and Bible-instilled" way of life is going to crumble because of the ACLU. This way of life doesn't exist. And if it ever did, it was back in like 1950. Things have changed since then. They need to realize this, come to accept it and then move the fuck on. People progress. Ideology progresses, as does movements and views of life. By the way, I am just oh so fascinated how they include the 'sickle and the hammer' as the 'C' in ACLU. Very clever, indeed. Kind of ironic considering they're the ones fighting for what in all actuality seems to somewhat resemble a totalitarian state. Fucking Jackasses...

Nölff said...

ARRGH! Your post made me mad.

Not toward you. But toward the know
*smashes coworker in face with keyboard*

Mike V. said...

People love to hate the ACLU until they need them to stand up for their rights..

Erudite Redneck said...

Good job, Toad. It's a losing battle against deliberate ignorance, though.


Toad734 said...

Like Falwell and religious right wingers.

Tom Harper said...

I can't believe how the ACLU galvanizes the rightwing zanies. That whole Stop The ACLU group, and all the rightwing blogs they link to -- the ACLU must be doing something right if these brownshirts all hate them so much.

NewsBlog 5000 said...

The believe the ACLU will take away your guns and then flood the country with "Islamofascists".

The ACLU employes lawyers, like John Edwards, who are evil.

The ACLU supports liberal propoganda, like that show with those dikes.

Because of the rampant liberalism of the ACLU, your daughter will be raped and you won't be able to shoot anyone.

The ACLU will pour sugar in your gas tank.

Boiled Owl said...

I've just got to share this book title with you and your readers, Toad.

You know I'm not an online book plugger, right, and hopefully so do your readers who have seen me post before. So please believe me when I say that "The End of Faith" by Sam Harris is a must read. Absolutly right on the money.

Best exploration of how religious fanatics are trashing our society and how it is actulyy dangerous these days not to stand up to them. The book is very much a validation of your whole purpose for creating your website.

If you and your crew have the time, give it a read.

In fact, if I can be so bold, I hope you all MAKE the time.

Yes, it's that good.

Thanks for the space, man.

Toad734 said...


I'll have to see if my girlfriend has it in her library yet.

Boiled Owl said...

For a good overview look here:

Ryan said...

Some stuff I was looking at last night...
(walmartwatch has uncovered a secret memo between walmart stockholders re: bad PR due to lack of affordable employee healthcare)
(new film that looks inside the lives of employees by the same creators of "Outfoxed")
(the real facts about walmart)

Sorry to inundate with links but I came across these last night and esp the walmart movie seems worthwhile to spread the word about.

Toad734 said...

That walmart movie should be playing in most cities.

Ryan said...

Sorry Toad, I meant to comment under your most recent post...