Wednesday, November 29, 2006

ACLU attacks Christmas

Illegal acts? Unconstitutional? Singing Christmas songs in school?

If the ACLU has its way, it will be. The rights of Christians to celebrate the holiday are being chipped away, little by little.

Jay Alan Sekulow, who is Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, has a column today titled The ACLU Targets Christians outlining how the ACLU has gone after schools in Tennessee.

The ACLU is absolutely determined to censor Christmas. They have sued the Wilson County School System outside of Nashville, TN. We represent several school officials and teachers who have been charged with engaging in what the ACLU calls “illegal acts.” The ACLU claims that the plaintiffs have been harmed, injured and “suffered irreparable damage” through the Christmas program because of its “Christian themes and songs.” The ACLU will then ask for these actions be declared “unconstitutional and illegal.”

It gets even worse. The plaintiffs and the ACLU allege that several kindergarten students role-played a nativity scene of the birth of Jesus—and had the audacity to sing “Away in the Manger” and “Joy to the World.” According to the ACLU, these songs are exclusively Christian in nature because they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and are, therefore, inappropriate. School programs that include a live nativity scene and the singing of songs like “Away in a Manger” are common throughout the United States and, indeed, around the world. Thousands of school students will be participating in similar programs this year. The ACLU has, once again, shown its desire to engage in censorship.

Of course, if the ACLU wins this case, it would set a precedent from across the nation. This is precisely why we have engaged some of our most senior lawyers to defend school officials in this important case. Make no mistake about it—the ACLU will not stop with this lawsuit. They may come to your town and target your school. Their continued attempts to loosen the threads of our religious heritage and chip away at the foundation of our freedom is never-ending.

Why is everyone so anxious to be offended these days? And why don't more people stand up to these ridiculous claims?

Go here to read the rest of the column.

1 comment:

cafe de emporia said...

I hate the ACLU. Just thought I'd throw that out there. And did you hear about the heads of that huge CHRISTmas festival in Chicago, pulling short clips from the new movie the Nativity Story from their adds. Apparently they are now saying--and I do not exaggerate--that the mentioning of CHRIST in the CHRISTmas festival could be offesive to some. That's kinda like making it illegal to mention George Washington on his birthday.