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The ACLU: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
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Posted on 11/08/2004 9:08:51 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) would like you to believe that their singular goal is the unbiased, non-partisan defense of your civil liberties as defined by our honored Bill of Rights.

They claim that they defend the freedoms established in our Constitution in order to ensure, most especially, your First Amendment Rights.

They do not. They seek to replace the democracy the Founding Fathers fought for with their own atheist vision.

Never before in the history of this nation has any organization done more to promote moral decay as has the ACLU. For over 75 years the ACLU has steadly blurred the clear distinction between liberty and license and feverishly worked to undermine the Christian and moral heritage of our nation.

This brief exposé reveals the real nature of this organization that hides behind the guise of preserving liberty.

1920's and 1930's

Star - Bulllet Founded by Roger Baldwin, 1920

Star - Bulllet Several crucial leaders of the ACLU were members of the Communist Party. Earl Browder, then General Secretary of the Communist Party, said the ACLU functioned as "a transmission belt" for the party.

1940's and 1950's

Star - Bulllet In 1945 the ACLU opposed laws requiring prostitutes to submit to examinations or vaccinations, saying these violated the women's rights to "medical liberty."

Star - Bulllet In 1957 the board of directors declared that it was not the business of the ACLU "to evaluate the social validity of laws aimed at the suppression or elimination of homosexuals."


Star - Bulllet The ACLU's increasing success in the courtroom brings it a growing notoriety and increasing access to powerful financial and political resources.

Star - Bulllet In the late 60's American culture's increasing hostility toward Christian values frees the ACLU to make aggressive legal assaults on organized religions.

Star - Bulllet In 1967 the ACLU adopted a "pro-choice" position on abortion.


Star - Bulllet In 1975 the ACLU came out in favor of special rights for homosexuals.

Star - Bulllet In 1977 the ACLU initiated its "Reproductive Freedom Project" that, over the next 16 years, utilized 17 full-time employees and a budget of $2 million.


Star - Bulllet In 1986 the ACLU created its "Lesbian and Gay Rights" project.

Star - Bulllet September 1986 - The ACLU successfully sues fifth grade public school teacher Kenneth Roberts, forcing him to remove his personal Bible from his classroom desk. Roberts kept the Bible on top of his desk, and he read from it during his class' silent reading time. He never read it to his students or told them they had to read it. (Contrast this to the ACLU's actions in February and March, 2001, in Anaheim, California. This time, the ACLU threatened to sue the public school board if they did not put pro-homosexual propaganda on the shelves of the high school library.)

Star - Bulllet In 1988 the ACLU barred a doctor from telling a Kansas man's former wife that her ex-husband had tested positive for AIDS. In the words of the director of the ACLU's Privacy and Technology Project, "The benefits of confidentiality outweigh the possibility that somebody may be injured."

Star - Bulllet In 1989 the government granted tax exemptions for Satanists - a position the ACLU has supported.


Star - Bulllet In 1992 the ACLU persuaded a judge to approve adoption of a young boy by his mother's lesbian partner.

Star - Bulllet In 1993 in Pennsylvania the ACLU successfully opposed parental approval for teaching about substance abuse or human reproduction and forbade any discussion of morality and violence.

Star - Bulllet In 1995 the ACLU spoke out against the Flag Amendment which would have banned burnings and desecrations of the American flag.

Star - Bulllet March 1995 - The ACLU files a lawsuit against Alabama Circuit Judge Roy Moore to force him to discontinue prayer in his courtroom and remove a Ten Commandments plaque from the wall behind his bench. Judge Moore countersued, asking a state court to resolve the constitutionality of official acknowledgements of God. This was the beginning of an ongoing, on-again off-again series of legal battles between the ACLU and Judge Moore.

Star - Bulllet In 1996 the ACLU convinced the Supreme Court to overturn Colorado's "Amendment Two," regarding homosexual special rights.

Star - Bulllet In 1996 the ACLU worked with senators to defeat legislation providing federally-funded cash vouchers to students in Washington D.C.'s religious schools.

Star - Bulllet In 1997 the ACLU successfully beseeched the Supreme Court to protect the rights of pornographers on the Internet - including the right to show their images to children.

2000 - Present

Star - Bulllet May 2000 - Arizona Governor Jane Hull issues a proclamation celebrating the birth of Buddha. An ACLU spokesperson said, "Although we may think proclamations are inappropriate, they may not violate the Constitution." (In 1998, when Governor Hull issued a proclamation declaring a "Bible Week," the ACLU sued, claiming a violation of the so-called "separation of church and state.")

Star - Bulllet Janurary 2001 - At a press conference co-hosted by Planned Parenthood President Gloria Feldt, ACLU President Nadine Strossen lambasted Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft. Strossen claimed he had a "fundamental disdain for the Constitution," simply because he is pro-life, pro-family, favors common-sense restrictions on virtual (Internet) child pornography, and questions the notion of the so-called "separation of church and state."

Star - Bulllet April 2002 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit struck down a Colorado law requiring parents be notified when their underage daughters sought abortions. The ACLU supported the suit to have the law struck down.

Star - Bulllet April 2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down major portions of the Child Pornography Protection Act, which prohibited Internet porn hawkers from making "virtual" child pornography. The ACLU immediately declared victory, calling it a triumph for "free speech."

Star - Bulllet January 2003 - The Hawaii branch of the ACLU filed suit to remove a requirement from a public school honor code that students pledge their "love for God." Without going to court, the school backed down.

Star - Bulllet February 2003 - A federal district judge prohibited Florida officials from blocking an anti-war demonstration at a public park that featured a peace symbol at a public park, comprised of nude bodies. Said an ACLU attorney, "For these demonstrators, nudity is an essential part of their political expression."

The American Civil Liberties Union
Legalized Child Pornography
Legalized Optional School Prayer
Legalized Drugs
Sobriety Checkpoints
Tax Exemptions for Satanists
Tax Exemptions for Churches
Legalized Prostitution
Religious Displays in Public
Abortion on Demand
Medical Safety Reporting
Mandatory Sex Education
Parental Consent Laws
Ideological Tests for Court Appointees
School Vouchers and Home Schooling
Automatic Entitled Probation
Government Ethics Committees
Public Demonstrations by Nazis and Communists
Prison Terms for Criminal Offenses
Legalized Polygamy
Public Demonstrations for Direct Action by Pro-lifers
Teaching "Monogamous Heterosexual Intercourse within Marriage" in Public Schools

For decades now, the ACLU has worked to undercut the impact and influence of religious faith in American life.

Although they declare themselves defenders of tolerance - and cloak themselves in the Constitution, whose Bill of Rights forbids any law prohibiting the free exercise of religion - the ACLU, in fact, actively promotes intolerance when it comes to religion.

Among the "free exercises" the group opposes and would outlaw if they could:

  • The public singing of "Silent Night" and other Christmas carols.

  • Displays of nativity scenes, crosses, and other Christian symbols on public property.

  • The posting of the Ten Commandments in classrooms or courtrooms.

  • The words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins.

  • Chaplains in prisons and the military.

  • Prayer in classrooms, locker rooms, sports arenas, legislative assemblies, and at graduation exercises.

  • Census questions regarding an individual's religious affiliation.

  • Accreditation for science departments at Bible-believing Christian universities.

  • Voucher programs and tuition tax credits.

  • Public funding for Christian schools.

  • "Blue law" statutes.

  • Voluntary Bible reading in public schools ... even during free time or after classes.

  • Tax-exempt status for churches (though the ACLU favors this status for certain occult groups - and themselves).

In state after state the ACLU is on the offensive, barring even the mildest expressions of decency or faith in an effort to cement an idealized liberal agenda of highly selective tolerance and civil rights for a carefully chosen few.

Here are just a few examples of what the ACLU is really trying to accomplish via the litigation they perform in the name of liberty:

  • In Chicago's crime-racked inner-city housing projects, ACLU lawyers managed to stop drug searches ... saying that they violated the tennants' constitutional rights.

  • In Mississippi, the organization secured a court order against student-led prayer in public schools - while in New Jersey they won a ruling banning any official prayer by any individual at any public high school graduation.

  • In Idaho, the ACLU had restrictions on abortion funding declared unconstitutional ... and in Virginia, defeated a bill requiring teens to notify their parents before getting an abortion.

  • In fact, nationwide, the ACLU claims to "do more litigation" in support of abortion than any other organization in the country.

  • The ACLU also claims major credit for the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down the Communications Decency Act, which would have restricted the display and availability of pornographic materials on the Internet.

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KEYWORDS: abortion; homosexualagenda; pornography
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1 posted on 11/08/2004 9:08:53 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Two words describe this. BS!

2 posted on 11/08/2004 9:11:28 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, AIr Force, Pray for all our military in hostile territory.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I AGREE big time.

3 posted on 11/08/2004 9:11:58 AM PST by OKIEDOC (LL THE)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The ACLU is the best weapon that Anti American Organizations have had for decades.

4 posted on 11/08/2004 9:12:48 AM PST by Grampa Dave (FNC/ABCNNBCBS & the MSM fishwraps are the Rathering Fraudcasters of America!)
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To: FarRightTexasDude

government grants.

6 posted on 11/08/2004 9:23:53 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: FarRightTexasDude
Who funds the ACLU?

Idiots like these three from Austin.

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7 posted on 11/08/2004 9:24:18 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (****We won - - - you lost - - - - GET OVER IT!!****)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
First, no "atheist" has any business having a "vision" of any kind, since atheism insists the universe and our life in it is the result of purely random coincidence and therefore inherently meaningless. But this has never prevented atheists from their illogical position as crusaders from the days of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Fannie Wright until the end of the world. Why is it they can resent our imposition of G-d's laws but we can't resent their imposition of what must be (if their worldview is correct) their purely subjective hang-ups?

Secondly, the ACLU is not consistently anti-religious but blatantly particular as to which religious expressions do and don't "violate the First Amendment" (which can only be violated by Congress, but everyone's forgotten about that). They attack the religious beliefs of the Abstract Host Population as a theocratic threat while giving a free pass to "guest" populations, no matter how reactionary or theocratic, because the latter do not represent theocracy but rather pluralism, diversity, and (irony of ironies) secularism. It's hard not to root for the moozies when you consider what these "useful idiots" would experience after an islamic victory.

But of course my own personal number one reason for hating the ACLU is that by attacking chr*stianity exclusively it "proves" to so many people that chr*stianity simply must be the True Religion (else the ACLU would not attack it) and this means many people will never give the Jewish/Noachide position even a hearing. Ironically, most of the "chr*stian" things the ACLU and liberals oppose are actually Jewish (creationism, etc.). And another unfortunate result is that people begin to celebrate and defend America's chr*stian tradition rather than Abstract and Universal Truth which alone deserves the loyalty and homage of all people. Thanks to the ACLU appeals to the Bible have been replaced with appeals to the Jamestown Settlement, the Mayflower Contract, and Washington's Farewell Address, none of which have any authority in determining which ancient religion is the True one.

8 posted on 11/08/2004 9:25:49 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Never call yourself on the phone . . . you might answer!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The ACLU (the UN and NAACLP) is the enemy of the USA!

9 posted on 11/08/2004 9:26:44 AM PST by JesseHousman (Execute Mumia Abu-Jamal)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
And don't forget that the increasingly-misnamed ACLU has unilaterally decided that the Second Amendment isn't a right to be defended, but should be usurped according to their Leftist, totalitarian doctrine.

It's a frightening thing when a group that purports to defend civil liberties mandates that the one right that ultimately defends all rights -- the right to keep and bear arms -- should be dismissed for the convenience of The State.

To hell with the ACLU and their Leftist jackwits. I personally look forward to the dissolution of that pedophile- and nazi-defending abomination.

10 posted on 11/08/2004 9:27:46 AM PST by Prime Choice (Hey-hey! Ho-ho! Arlen Specter's gotta go!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I've researched most of this myself also. I've not seen it all together before. Good Post!

11 posted on 11/08/2004 9:31:56 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: Grampa Dave

Dennis Miller had the best description of the ACLU I've ever heard.

"They totally oppose nativity scenes on public property unless some liberal freakazoid puts one up with himself screwing the goat. That one will be defended all the way to the supreme court!"

12 posted on 11/08/2004 9:32:39 AM PST by Wristpin (Bloggers, forget your silly whim. It doesn't fit the plan!!)
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To: GrandEagle

The ACLU is a mouthpiece of the left. The 2nd Amendment is not one of the civil liberties afford to you by the Bill of Rights according to those tools. Also they conveniently leave out the section of the 1st Amendment that states government shall not prohibit free exercise of religion.

13 posted on 11/08/2004 9:33:12 AM PST by boofus
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To: Wristpin

Thanks! This is the best laugh of the day, so far!

Dennis Miller had the best description of the ACLU I've ever heard.

"They totally oppose nativity scenes on public property unless some liberal freakazoid puts one up with himself screwing the goat. That one will be defended all the way to the supreme court!"

14 posted on 11/08/2004 9:33:48 AM PST by Grampa Dave (FNC/ABCNNBCBS & the MSM fishwraps are the Rathering Fraudcasters of America!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Isn't Reclaim America run by D. James Kennedy?


15 posted on 11/08/2004 9:33:49 AM PST by foreverfree
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To: Piquaboy

"Two words describe this. BS!"

Oh tell me Mr. Know it all aka Piquaboy - you make this statement based on what information?

16 posted on 11/08/2004 9:34:00 AM PST by sasafras (sasafras (The road to hell is paved with good intentions))
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To: boofus

Yes, the ACLU is perhaps the second most destructive force, and definately the most visiable destructive force, to our nation.

17 posted on 11/08/2004 9:36:31 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Great post- a keeper!

18 posted on 11/08/2004 9:44:14 AM PST by talleyman (God bless Jim Rob, FR & the Pajamahadeen !)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

this smacks of the Al Capino movie The Advocate where the Devil uses the legal system to take over the world.

19 posted on 11/08/2004 10:03:44 AM PST by prophetic (What do u call someone who flip-flops so much? A Politician? No, a HYPOCRITE!!)
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To: Prime Choice
ACLU has unilaterally decided that the Second Amendment isn't a right to be defended, but should be usurped...

Can you cite any cases where the ACLU did this?

20 posted on 11/08/2004 10:09:12 AM PST by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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