Thursday, December 13, 2012

The ACLU trying again to suppress public prayer

In George Orwell’s futuristic novel 1984, a tyrannical government masks its activities through the use of Newspeak — saying or doing something opposite of what the word means.

The operative slogans are: War Is Peace; Freedom Is Slavery, and Ignorance Is Strength.

A current variant comes to mind, courtesy of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Florida branch, which is threatening to sue the Miami-Dade government for voting to replace a moment of silence before County Commission meetings with a prayer.

In other words, the ACLU, self-proclaimed defender of the constitutional freedom of speech, prefers silence, which the formerly cowed commission had required for the past several years.

Anthony Verdugo, executive director of the Christian Family Coalition, which had lobbied for the change, praised the County Commission for “moving into the 21st century,” and described the vote as ending “8½ years of discrimination.”

Meanwhile, stuck in 1984, the ACLU will monitor the next few meetings, and work up some outrage. Then they will file a lawsuit.

“If prayers are sectarian in nature, the county will be sued … ’’ Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida, said in the Miami Herald. “Moving away from a moment of silence is a no-win situation for the county.”

Nonsense. Even Congress opens its sessions with prayers. By the way, “sectarian” is Newspeak for mentioning the name of Jesus. The ACLU can’t actually say they despise Christianity, so they use the blanket term. Occasionally, they’ll pick on a publicly displayed Menorah, just to pretend that this isn’t about eradicating America’s Christian heritage from the growing government sector.



Bird of Paradise said...

If there was any orgaization that needed to to totaly abolished its the ATHEISTS.COMMUNISTS & LAWYERS.UNDERGROUND

Anonymous said...

Stories like this remind us of why Shakespeare once said, "to solve the worlds problems, you must first start by killing all the lawyers".

And, just a reminder. The ACLU was, in fact, founded by communists.

Anonymous said...

Another part of that "newspeak" is when leftists say there is no war on Christianity, even though it couldn't be more obvious.

Go Away Bird said...

The ACLU needs to lose its tax exempt status. It was founded by a COMMUNISTS

Anonymous said...

The US's christian theocracy gives justification to the theocracy of islamic countries, especially Iran, and to others that there's a holy war going on in the middle-east between invading US/western crusaders and muslim defenders of islamic lands.

Anonymous said...

"It (ACLU) was founded by a COMMUNISTS"

References, please. Remember using "common knowledge" is a cop-out for lazy people.

Use the Name, Luke said...

The US's christian theocracy…

The U.S. is not a theocracy.

Anonymous said...

Great local story. My congressman's son beat up his girlfriend, but she defended him so he got only probation. His father, my congressman, basically called his deliberate act of shoving the girlfriend into a gate, an "accident".... Had a republican said that, his career would be finished. But since he's Jim Moran and a democrat, his seat is safe for life.

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Anonymous said...

The aclu needs to be thrown in a dumpster with the rest of the trash like the westboro so called church..

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:17, "common knowledge" is still knowledge. Aside from those of you on the life, who are anti-fact, everyone knows the aclu was founded by communists.

Truth to a leftist is like sunlight to a vampire.

Kee Bird said...

Soon theyll make is a crime to pray in your own home just like it is in communists nations like CUBA and CHINA

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:03,

It is common knowledge that you are a lazy good for nothing right wing cretin.

That was easy. I did not have to provide any backup or references whatsoever.

Flu-Bird said...

Annon 4:25 your a total leftists ignoramus annon 4:03 is totaly right

Anonymous said...

" everyone knows the aclu was founded by communists."

Perpetuating the BIG LIE. Oh so common with the right. Remember your pal, R. Reagan once said, "Facts are stupid things"

Kee Bird said...

Annon typical leftists trying to protect a awful group like the sinister ACLU their no diffrent then the CPUSA

Anonymous said...

Not providing facts? I see the left getting away with that tactic on a regular basis.

Dr. Judy Meissner said...

Is Anyone at the ACLU Keeping Tabs on Howard Simon?

Mr. Howard Simon ramblings against the overwhelmingly approved Miami-Dade County Invocation Restoration Ordinance are absolutely absurd. He is recklessly leading the Florida ACLU down the wrong path. Mr. Simon is using the group's clout to fight civil rights, rather than defend them; to push for discrimination, rather than oppose it; to divide and polarize the community, rather than unite it.

Mr. Simon has completely lost it. His Chicken Little reaction to what essentially is a speech equality issue is symptomatic of an individual totally disconnected from the group he represents.

The American people have started public meetings with invocations and prayer since our nation’s founding and the sky has never fallen. So what’s all the silly hysteria about? Could it be bigotry, intolerance, and Christianophobia? Why hasn’t Simon already sued the 67% of Miami-Dade municipalities that begin sessions with formal prayer? He certainly has had more than enough time to file!

Those in charge of ACLU Florida would do well to retire Mr. Simon before he inflicts more damage to the group’s good name and financial resources, like needlessly wasting donors’ money on laughable, frivolous lawsuits that, frankly, don’t have a prayer.

Anonymous said...

"Not providing facts? I see the left getting away with that tactic on a regular basis."

Got any facts to back that up? References, please.

Anonymous said...

How about every word that comes out of Obama's mouth. Such as "We didn't know what was going in Bengazi".