Saturday, July 1, 2006
ACLU Attacks Jesus Again
The ACLU is suing West Virginia's Bridgeport High School over a classic portrait of Jesus that has hung in it's halls for over 30 years. The portrait appears to the left.
Of course, the ACLU are whining about the separation of church and state, which is a concept that they would recognize as a fallacy if they had ever actually read the Constitution. They wouldn't even have to read that far, seeing as how the line in question is in the First Amendment.
The First Amendment states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
No law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof... Hmm. Nope, I didn't see anything about separation of church and state, did you?
And, seeing how Bridgeport isn't making anyone convert to Christianity, or pray in class, or any other such thing, I submit that their Constitutional rights are being violated by the ACLU.
Part of the lawsuit statement says:
"The expenditure of public funds to maintain the Jesus portrait is unconstitutional."
Huh? How much does it cost to keep a nail in a wall, or occasionally dust off the frame?
The school defends the portrait under the basis or freedom of speech... Also in that pesky First Amendment; they want to keep the picture but fear the cost of a lawsuit.
Typical ACLU tactics, I'd say.