Skip to comments.FREEPER ACTIVISM: ACLU Christian-haters extort $940K on claims Boy Scouts are a "religion"
Posted on 02/17/2006 9:07:31 AM PST by Liz
When will the GOP Congress wake up and stop funding the extortionate demands of these anti-American Christian-hating bigots at the ACLU?
The City of Pasadena, California, recently settled with the American Civil Liberties Union to avoid further expense, agreeing to terminate its lease with the Boy Scouts and to give the ACLU $940,000 because the ACLU claims the Boy Scouts are a "religion" (see excerpt below).
Our main thrust should be a permanent takedown of the ACLU, to get them out of our treasury, out of our lives, and out of our religious beliefs.
The ACLU Foundation---worth some $135 million----may be the key. How did the ACLU accumulate so much money? Because they use our taxes to subsidize their nefarious, religious-hating activities. Now any number of financial travesties can be hidden in a Foundation. The IRS is making an effort to investigate these schemes----groups wrapping themselves in high-minded ideals to engage in tax fraud.
The IRS should determine whether the ACLU is properly accounting for all its activities derived from government monies, and whether the ACLU is inflating legal costs, and whether it is using government funds for the purposes stated.
Taxpayers need to know whether the ACLU is engaged in Enron-style accounting and spending practices using government funds---which could be grounds for government fraud charges.
In 1976, Congress passed the Civil Rights Attorneys Fee Awards Act, which was designed to encourage private lawyers to take on suits to protect civil and constitutional rights. The law provides that judges can order federal and state governments to pay legal fees to private lawyers who sued the government and won. The result has been a flood of civil rights cases in federal court.
We can---and will---silence the ACLU with a bit of activism. We need to insist our Congressmen repeal this abusive law that allows the ACLU to get rich on harassing Christian America. Congress must repeal laws enabling the ACLU's Christian-hating activities. Cut off the ACLU's funds and watch them disappear. Here's what we can do.
REFERENCE SOURCE FOR ARGUING REPEAL TO CONGRESS
Apparently, when Congress contemplated the fee-shifting bill three decades ago, it never conceived that 42 U.S.C. §1988 would be used to secure fees in esoteric battles over the meaning of the establishment clause of the First Amendment.
The statute gives a court "discretion" to award attorneys' fees to the prevailing party in civil rights cases. Study of the legislative history of the statute reveals that Congress intended this statute to apply to civil rights abuses, including certain race and sex discrimination cases, but not to arguments about whether Judge Roy Moore is allowed to display the Ten Commandments in the Alabama courthouse. During the deliberations on the bill, the Senate penned that "in many cases arising under our civil rights laws, the citizen who must sue to enforce the law has little or no money with which to hire a lawyer."
In the recent First Amendment lawsuits filed by the ACLU, the tables are turned. Small school districts and municipalities can either defend lawsuits and risk paying the ACLU's attorneys' fees if they lose, or they can voluntarily submit to the ACLU view of the Constitution.
Even if lawsuits over the establishment clause somehow fall within 42 U.S.C. §1988, the statute empowers courts with nothing more than "discretion" to award fees. In these cases, one would expect courts to withhold awarding fees. Since this is not happening, Congress must take immediate action to clarify 42 U.S.C. §1988 to explicitly exclude lawsuits related to the acknowledgement of God.
Arguments in a major Boy Scouts case unfolding in Pasadena, Calif., before a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals a case that is certain to be headed for the Supreme Court -- centered on the contention that the revered organization is actually a religion and should therefore not be given a lease of public land.
A federal judge in San Diego granted the summary judgment to the agnostics, finding that the Boy Scouts are a "religion" because of the Boy Scout Oath, which includes doing one's duty to "God and my country," and the Boy Scout Law, which includes "reverence" as one of 12 precepts. Also, the Scouts require a belief in God as a condition of membership. The city itself is not part of the appeal. It settled with the American Civil Liberties Union to avoid further expense, agreeing to terminate the lease and to give the ACLU $940,000 in attorney fees....
(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com
Pardon me but didn't this same court rule that Rastas could smoke pot on public land that they leased?
I hope that little faggot is getting wind of some of the pics we be showin on here.
The ACLU is a political party and should not be getting tax-free money nor should they be getting taxpayer money from the courts. Butt then the courts are part of the problem in that they have become radical left wing fascist so they give the ACLU anything they want. We should sue to have the ACLU declared as a political party and then they could get tax-free donations.
When states and cities are run by Democrats, they often are targeted with threats from the ACLU and they gladly settle out of court on the advise of the left wing lawyer employed by the government enity. It is a legal way to use tax payer money to enrich their legal activist cause.
It's not going to happen. I'm sorry, but if our Christian President and Republican leaders are "tolerant" of Islam, they are certainly not going to do much against the ACLU.
"The ACLU is the spawn of Satan."
They're too dense to think of that.
Thanks for writing.
There's a very significant cadre of FReepers who are on this issue.
I'm sure other FReepers will write, just to get on the ACLU's case.
He looks so cute in that dress. LOL.
Polticial party? How so? Under what criteria?
Freeper activism needed.
ACLU pockets $940,000---extortion for claiming Boy Scouts are a "religion."
Frankly, I'm starting to wonder if anything short of violence will stop the ACLU. They are literally using our own rope to hang us. How is it that courts are more accountable to these assclowns than to We the People? This is OUR country, not the ACLU's.
Does this mean that anyone who takes an oath that contains the G word is a religion?
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