ACLU targets Christmas
Posted by thebosun on December 2, 2006
Email received from Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice:
The ACLU is at it again.
With an outrageous boldness that only they could muster, the ACLU has set their sights on Christmas …
In their never-ending quest to completely eradicate all things religious from public life, the ACLU’s latest lawsuit is an all-out frontal attack on the freedom of speech.
Let me ask you – when did a children’s Christmas program become illegal? When did the nativity story and Christmas songs become unconstitutional?
Because this is the dangerous charge the ACLU has leveled. A children’s Christmas program has been deemed unconstitutional by the ACLU.
I have assembled a senior team of attorneys to work on this case, and I will be going to Tennessee to handle this matter with ACLJ Senior Counsel Larry Crain.
The ACLU is determined to censor Christmas …
… but make no mistake: this is a case THAT I AM DETERMINED TO WIN.
In Case #3-06-0924, Doe v. Wilson County School System, the ACLU has sued the Wilson County School District, Lakeview Elementary School, the school principal, and two teachers for what they have deemed ”illegal acts.”
The ACLU claims that the plaintiffs ”have been harmed … injured … and suffered irreparable damage” through the ”Christmas program with Christian themes and songs.” The ACLU is asking that those actions be declared ”unconstitutional and illegal.”
It gets even worse. The ACLU alleges 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.”
This is the real issue at play: If the ACLU wins here, it will set a precedent across the nation.
Friends, make no mistake about it, the ACLU will not stop with this lawsuit. They will come to YOUR TOWN. They will target YOUR SCHOOL. They will march across this nation, loosening the threads of our religious heritage and chipping away at the foundation of our freedom.
So today, I am launching a nationwide campaign, ”KEEP HIM IN CHRISTMAS.” The ACLJ will fight for freedom of speech this Christmas … standing ready to protect YOUR children’s and grandchildren’s school systems, YOUR dedicated teachers and principals, and YOUR town from this type of blatant, religious censorship from the ACLU.
I will not back down. I will vigorously defend the rights of students to engage in free speech on public school campuses. Please stand with me now in prayer and giving.
Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel
American Center for Law and Justice
P.O. Box 90555, Washington, D.C. 20090-0555
Phone: (800) 296-4529
Celebrating the Christmas Season
in School and in the Public Arena
Each year, ACLJ receives questions about what is proper and constitutional when celebrating the Christmas season. The questions come from those in the public school setting and in the public arena.
Visit ACLJ’s Christmas Resource Center for more information on their opinions for the left’s assault on Christmas.
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