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The ACLU must be destroyed: Joseph Farah supports Boy Scouts, urges Americans to fight back ^ | Wednesday, November 17, 2004 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 11/16/2004 11:34:30 PM PST by JohnHuang2

Edited on 11/16/2004 11:35:34 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

between the lines Joseph Farah
The ACLU must be destroyed

Posted: November 17, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Joseph Farah

© 2004

Most Americans just laughed and shook our heads in disbelief years ago when a handful of extremists began systematically targeting the Boy Scouts as a "subversive organization."

But over time, because most Americans didn't fight back, didn't marginalize the extremists, didn't speak up proudly and stand behind the Boy Scouts, it is this outstanding civic organization that has taken a beating.

The decision this week by the Defense Department to accommodate the American Civil Liberties Union at the expense of the Boy Scouts illustrates the way our country is being reshaped by the worldview of the extremists.

In case you missed it, the Pentagon has agreed to warn its bases not to sponsor Boy Scout troops in appeasement of the ACLU and end a 5-year-old lawsuit that had charged the government with improperly supporting a group promoting belief in God.

Our founding fathers must be spinning in their graves today.

If you take the ACLU and other extremists supporting its agenda at their word, you have to believe this fight is about "tolerance."

They maintain they oppose the Boy Scouts because of their "intolerance" for people who don't embrace their values. And, in the name of "tolerance," the ACLU and those who consider the Boy Scouts "subversive," have no tolerance for the Boy Scouts – or anyone else who disagrees with them.

The ACLU is never going to change. It is an anti-American organization. It is a group that seeks to destroy all that makes America a unique experiment in freedom. It is an organization in league with all of America's enemies. It is an organization that hates God, hates what is right, decent and morally upright. It is an organization in league with the Devil, as far as I am concerned.

And the ACLU is an organization that needs to be isolated, exposed for what it is, recognized for what it is and destroyed if necessary.

Instead, because most Americans have a live-and-let-live attitude, we "tolerate" the ACLU. We wink at it. Maybe we laugh at it. But the ACLU and its allies continue to push our society, to transform it, to remake it in its own twisted image.

The Boy Scouts have been targeted by the ACLU and the homosexual activists because the Boy Scouts have been uncompromising in their views and standards. The subversives hate that. They hate when people stand up for what's right.

When it becomes dangerous to stand up for what's right in America, you know we're in trouble as a nation.

Let me ask you a question: Would you rather live next door to a family that hosts a Boy Scout troop or a family of homosexual activists? Would you rather live next door to a family of people who attend church or synagogue every week, or would you prefer to live next door to the local head of the ACLU?

What's so scary about the Boy Scouts?

A Boy Scout pledges to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.

A Boy Scout vows to keep himself physically strong, morally straight and mentally alert.

And because of these characteristics and goals, the Boy Scouts today are under siege – the latest target in the Culture War.

When you see an institution like this under attack, it should set off an internal warning that our very way of life – not just the Boy Scouts – is threatened by an organized, well-funded conspiracy. I know many do not like that word "conspiracy," but no other synonym in the English language is appropriate in this context.

Think about it.

There are people in our society today who believe that it is unconstitutional for citizens to act on their moral judgments, such as the view that homosexuality is wrong. They believe that the state has the right coercively to dictate matters of conscience.

As these enemies of freedom, morality and responsibility see it, the Boy Scouts do not have the right to assert their First Amendment rights.

And they are succeeding. As incredible as it may seem, they are winning this Culture War. The establishment press is their ally. The entertainment industry is their ally. The federal government is their ally. The schools are their allies. The foundations are their allies. The apostate churches and synagogues are their allies. Now, even the U.S. military has become their ally.

It's time to reframe the debate. That's the only way our civilization, as we know it, can survive. It's time to tell the truth. It's time to stand up for decency.

That we now live in a world in which it is dangerous to stand up for trustworthiness, loyalty, helpfulness, friendliness, courteousness, kindness, obedience, cheerfulness, bravery, cleanliness and reverence should be a warning to us all.

The stakes are high.

I, for one, am taking a public stand in favor of the Boy Scouts. I like what they stand for. Even though I have never been a Scout or involved with the organization (as a father of five girls), I consider their goals and objectives beyond reproach.

I guess it's time to add me to the enemies list. I support the Boy Scouts – unequivocally, unabashedly, unashamedly. The Boy Scouts personify the kind of world in which I would like to live and raise my family.

If this is the new dividing line in our society, let the barricades be erected. I'm not retreating – not another inch.

Who's with me?

TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aclj; aclu; adf; bsa; churchandstate; farah; firstamendment
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To: bigtim
Did the ACLU say the Boy Scouts were a bad group?

The ACLU has done everything in its power to destroy the BSA. They went to court and argued that the group should be forced by the power of the government to change its charter to admit homosexuals and atheists. The BSA won based on the private nature of the group. The ACLU then argues (as do you) that a private group must sever all ties to public activities. But the severing of all ties is too great a burden. (Can a scout troop not drive the public roads to a camporee?) Like the display of a religious scene on city park land, the government can go too far with the idea that private things must be separate from public things. All I am saying is that the BSA in effect pays for its use of public facilities whenever they are used and like a muslim group, should have access to some use of the public facilities without having to worry about a lawsuit.

Hey, some of them could move here and want to have a Muslim boy scout group at the local school. Would you like that?

And while I am at it, your characterization of the BSA as a "Christian" group is wholly false. Muslims are Boy Scouts, as are Jews, democrats, and budists. The religious restriction is so slim that a Scout only needs agree that there is some "higher power" to be acceptible on religious grounds and need not be a member of any organized religion. And for the record, my son was in a troop chartered by a synagoge while a buddist group also chartered a troop. (And it did not bother me at all).

81 posted on 12/30/2004 10:30:09 AM PST by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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