Saturday, July 28, 2007

"You never see the ACLU speaking up for the free speech rights of Christians" (The ACRU Blog)

O'Reilly Right on Target (The ACRU Blog) Posted by Peter Ferrara: "But you never see the ACLU speaking up for the free speech rights of Christians, for example, or anyone who believes in traditional moral values, like the Boy Scouts."

I don't wish to be difficult, but perhaps Mr. Ferrara might read the website to which he was posting (ACRU) before making such statements.

From two postings below Mr. Ferrara's, Headlines from the Ongoing Battle for American Civil Rights - 7/27 (The ACRU Blog):

"But here are a few real free speech cases on campus:

First Amendment Lottery (Campus Report Online)"

It says that the ACLU defended The College Republicans at San Francisco State University regarding an anti-terrorism demonstration in which several members stepped on replicas of the flags of Hamas and Hezbollah, two groups officially recognized by the U.S. as terrorist cells. Mightn't one assume that these college Republicans believe in traditional moral values?

From the linked posting, 4th paragraph: First Amendment Lottery: "According to FIRE's press release, media from across the country rallied to the support of the accused in defense of constitutional liberty. The Northern California Chapter of the ACLU also defended the students. After the group representatives appeared before a school tribunal, the announcement came that the students would not face punishment."

If that isn't enough for Mr. Ferrara & Mr. O'Reilly, three more links (the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th links listed when I did a Google Search - ACLU defend Christians):

American Civil Liberties Union : Iowa Civil Liberties Union Defends Right of Students to Wear Anti-Abortion T-Shirts

American Civil Liberties Union : ACLU of Michigan Defends Catholic Man Coerced to Convert to Pentecostal Faith in Drug Rehab Program

Preemptive Karma: The ACLU Hates Christians...

Perhaps Mr Ferrara & Mr Bill might want to reconsider using such strident tones...

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