Monday, March 14, 2005

The Secular Taliban... and the boy scouts

Isn't it easy to sleep well at night, knowing that the Secular Taliban, under the auspices of the ACLU, is protecting us from subversive hate groups, while protecting the rights for pornographers to peddle their wares to our kids? I have been privvy to this now for a number of years, as our Cub Scout Pack in St. Cloud was disavowed by our local PTC and all connections severed with our Pack and our kids' school (supported in part by my property taxes), and forced to find another sponsoring organization, supposedly so as to avoid lawsuits from the ACLU.

According to this World Net Daily article:

In a letter sent to the BSA last month, the ACLU vowed to take legal action against public schools and other taxpayer-funded governmental agencies that charter Scout groups, claiming their sponsorship amounts to religious discrimination and violates the separation of church and state.

But, the same ACLU...

ACLU Slaps Law Suit on Lincoln High
ACLU Defends Honor Student Witch's Right to Wear a Pentacle
-UPI News Wire

LINCOLN PARK, Mich., Feb. 9, 1999 (UPI) The American Civil Liberties Union is representing a 17-year-old witch in a lawsuit against a Michigan school district for allegedly trampling her right to worship and free speech.

Crystal Seifferly filed the suit challenging the Lincoln Park School District's 4-month-old rule against certain student uses of the pentacle, a five-pointed star that's a symbol of her Wicca faith and common in jewelry. Seifferly claims she's been a witch since age 13, and that the school district rules discriminate against her by lumping Wicca together with the Ku Klux Klan and hate groups.

At an ACLU-sponsored news conference today with her mother, Seifferly said she "will not be forced into shame" by opponents of her religion. Seifferly's mother says she and her husband are Christian but support their daughter's lawsuit as well as her freedom to choose a religion.

In October, school officials announced a policy change that prohibited students from wearing pentacles. Crystal Seifferly, 17, is an honor student at Lincoln Park High School and a witch - a member of the Wicca religion.

and...rises to the defense of those who wish to wear clothing promoting gang activity:

Code Violates Constitutional Rights of Visitors, ACLU Says


LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Responding to a challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas, the city of North Little Rock decided Monday not to impose an unconstitutional dress code on visitors to public housing units that would prohibit entry to anyone wearing backward baseball caps, saggy pants or bandanas.

“These kinds of dress codes clearly target African-Americans and other ethnic groups whose youth tend to follow certain styles, while taking advantage of poor people who need to use government programs like public housing,” said Rita Sklar, executive director of the ACLU of Arkansas. “Too many times being poor means being a criminal suspect, and receiving government aid means giving up your rights.”

But rest easy, dear readers, for the ACLU is protecting us from subversive paramilitary youth hate groups, as well as from symbols of hate. Rest easy in the knowledge that thanks to the Secular Taliban we are free from the evil influences of foul Judeo-Christian hate symbols, and free to embrace wholesome activities such as Wicca and pornography.

Sleep well, dear readers.