A Godless Public Square?
Earlier this month, the ACLU issued this press release: “ACLU Tells High School to Allow Students to Protest ACLU at Football Game”.
In September, the brain trust that runs the high school in Gate City, Virginia allowed a prayer to be delivered over the P.A. system at a football game. In response to this event, the Virginia ACLU sent a warning letter to the school reminding them to read the Constitution before violating it next time, or we’ll have to haul their ass into court.
Apparently this school has done a very poor job educating their students about the Constitution, because many of their students can’t comprehend why the ACLU is a bunch of godless assholes who—at this very moment—are no doubt hard at work on a time machine that will allow them to go back two millennia to Bethlehem and say to Mary: “No room at the inn? No worries! There’s room at the Planned Parenthood clinic!”
Anyway, these students are planning to protest the ACLU’s explanatory letter about the First Amendment not being optional. To quote the ACLU’s press release:
According to news reports, the students have now produced more than 1,000 t-shirts, which they plan to wear to this Friday’s game. The front of the t-shirts shows the school’s initials, a cross, and the words, “I still pray…” On the back is, “In Jesus’ name.”
Apparently the school was a bit nervous about this, because the ACLU is, of course, a rabid wolverine that attacks without provocation and would certainly be pissed off about this.
So now the ACLU had to write them another letter, this one saying “You freakin’ morons! The T-shirt protest is individuals expressing their religious opinion. That’s completely different from a state-mandated prayer! Jesus effing Christ! Have you people even read the Constitution? Maybe it’s a comprehension thing. What did you get on your SATs? Never mind. We don’t want to know!” (I’m paraphrasing here.)
Anyway, the reason I’m bringing this incident to your attention is because it shows us what the ACLU is really about. The ACLU is defending the rights of students to protest the ACLU. How many other organizations are that confident about their values that they would encourage people to do this?
The broader issue this illustrates is the whole “leftist agenda” is exposed here. This is as far as it goes. A refrain that fundies repeat constantly is how The Left™ wants to create a “Godless public square”. Look at some of Jerry Falwell’s rectal bleeding from 2003 as just one example.
We aren’t saying that God shouldn’t be in public view. We’re only saying that God shouldn’t be in government.
(Image from turgidson)