Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Michelle Malkin: THE CROSS STAYS...FOR NOW

Well a victory has been won in the defense of the right to display Christian symbols in public.

Michelle Malkin: THE CROSS STAYS...FOR NOW

Of course this was democratically voted on so it can and probably will be overturned in court. MaybeJohn Roberts will be confirmed by the time it reaches the supreme court. Maybe.

Seriously what is the big deal? Do people in California hate monotheistic religion so much? I mean it's not like there are people out there denying beatniks their lattes unless they say a prayer to the cross. Notice that I did say Christians at the beginning of this post. You don't hear the ACLU wanting to take down the Shinto Friendship Bell despite it's overtly religious significance. And a bell you can hear for miles around is much more offending than a cross you have to be withing 20 yards to see. Thanks Michelle, for the heads up.

In other news on the religious Christian freedom front the senate overwhelmingly approved a bill designed to ensure the governments and military's support for the Boy Scouts of America. Bill Frist is the sponser on this bill and I can't see any senator on either side of the aisle voting against the Boy least not if they value their job:
Frist said it "removes any doubt that federal agencies may welcome Scouts to hold meetings, go camping on federal property or hold scouting events and public forums" on government property.

In 1999, the ACLU of Illinois filed a lawsuit claiming the Pentagon's sponsorship of such Boy Scout activities violates the First Amendment. The ACLU argues that direct government sponsorship of the group amounts to discrimination.

Civil liberties advocates have assailed the Boy Scouts organization because it bans openly gay leaders and compels members to swear an oath of duty to God.
Yeah this is the ACLU that wants to ban Boy Scouts from government property because they believe in God. But want to make sure that a Muslim can swear on the Koran before testifying in court. Sorry, not all religions are created equal, the Koran permits the Muslim to lie to infidels with impunity. So swearing on the Koran doesn't mean anything.