Monday, March 28, 2005


The self-stated mission of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is as follows: "THE AMERICAN Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."

Here are some of their most prized achievements for your consideration.
1973: Abortion Decriminalized In Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the Supreme Court held that the constitutional right to privacy encompasses a woman’s right to decide whether she will terminate or continue a pregnancy. The ruling struck down all criminal abortion laws in the states. The ACLU remains in the forefront of the struggle to protect women's right to reproductive choice, and to achieve women's equality on all fronts.
1981: Creationism in Arkansas The ACLU, 56 years after the Scopes trial, challenged an Arkansas statute requiring that the biblical story of creation be taught as a "scientific alternative" to the theory of evolution. A federal court found the statute, which fundamentalists saw as a model for other states, unconstitutional. "Creation science," said the court, was not science, but was actually religion and, therefore, could not be required by state law.
1996: Romer v. Evans For the first time, the Supreme Court recognized the civil rights of lesbians and gay men by invalidating a state constitutional amendment, passed by public referendum in Colorado, that prohibited the state and its municipalities from enacting gay rights laws.

So, we see that the rights of the mother to terminate a pregnancy for any cause is of much more value than the baby's right to life. They are obviously an unbiased civil rights organization.

Where is the ACLU when we have humanism running rampant in our public schools these days? All removing "Creation Science" from the schools and inserting strictly "Evolutionary Science" did was create a government endorsed religion of humanism. For some reason, I thought the ACLU was trying to maintain the separation of Church and State. Humanism doesn't have temples or church buildings; it must therefore not be a religion. People like Ward Churchill represent this ilk.

Why they do what they do…according to them.
The ACLU is frequently asked explain its defense of certain people or groups – particularly controversial and unpopular entities such as American Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Nation of Islam. We do not defend them because we agree with them; rather, we defend their right to free expression and free assembly. Historically, the people whose opinions are the most controversial or extreme are the people whose rights are most often threatened. Once the government has the power to violate one person's rights, it can use that power against everyone. We work to stop the erosion of civil liberties before it's too late.

So, when the government starts making laws about ministers speaking out against gays, should we expect overwhelming support from the ACLU? Somehow I doubt it…

Here is a recent article about how the ACLU is threatening the boy scouts. Basically it is because the boy scouts refuse to allow homosexual members or leaders. This is discrimination and it shall not be tolerated!

It is a great shame to a nation when they can no longer distinguish right from wrong. On the other hand, God delights in making distinctions. Proverbs 15:9 tells us: "The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness." At the last great judgment, a distinction will be made (Matthew 25:32-33)
And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

The government should be able to make the some of these basic distinctions as Paul tells us. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.

The original quote that made me go on this rant about the ACLU was from the Terri Shiavo case:
"All the politicians who injected themselves into this tragic and personal matter now need to begin respecting both the law and the legal process even if they disagree with the result that was reached in this case," said Howard Simon, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Florida chapter.


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