Saturday, May 21, 2011

The ACLU's double standard

The "Safe Libraries" blog makes a great point. When religious parents complain that a school library has material that is clearly not age appropriate, the ACLU screams "censorship" and jumps in to defend the school. And yet when a school holds it's graduation in a church auditorium and one person complains, the ACLU sides with the person lodging the complaint and against the school.

As another example, the ACLU would be happy to defend any school library that wished to include obscene materials and yet the ACLU sided against a school that had a book on intelligent design in their library! (Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District).

The ACLU was happy to fight for the right of Madeline Murray O'Hare to not have her son exposed to prayer in the public school. Would they fight for the right of parents who do not want their kids taught in public schools that having sex with people of the same sex is perfectly normal?

The ACLU appears to be much more about opposition to religion than about defending civil liberties.

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