Saturday, October 03, 2009

ACLU fires back to criminalize Christianity

Once in a while I am honored to post a plea from an organization asking for funds for an excellent cause. Here is one such cause.

The Liberty Council has successfully spanked the best funded Leftist legal organization in America – the ACLU. The Liberty Council is asking for donations because the ACLU is not used to losing cases that protects the rights of Christian Believers in America.

Here are the details from the Liberty Council on their victory and the urgent reason they need to re-stock their financial legal coffers to meet the counter-attack of the ACLU.

JRH 10/3/09
ACLU fires back to criminalize Christianity

Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman
Email Sent: October 2, 2009 5:04:42 PM
Liberty Council

The ACLU has launched a potent counter-offensive against our victory in Santa Rosa County. Please see below. –Mat


A few weeks ago, your support helped Liberty Counsel gain a
stunning victory against the ACLU in their effort to
criminalize the mealtime prayers of school officials in
Santa Rosa County, Florida.

With the help of many friends like you, we met the ACLU's
challenge head-on and won a resounding victory for Principal
Frank Lay, Athletic Director Robert Freeman, Administrative
Assistant Michele Winkler, their families and the God-fearing
people of their community.

Praise God for His faithfulness and His answer to so many prayers!

Apparently, we got under the ACLU's skin, because they have
launched a massive legal counterattack that threatens to further
silence Santa Rosa School District and similar systems all
across the Nation.

+ + How the ACLU has expanded its attack

Despite our victory on behalf of the school employees, the
outrageous ACLU-inspired court order still hangs over this
school system. In fact, the ACLU is actively soliciting
"informants" while continuing to intimidate employees and
students and confusing them about their God-given,
inalienable rights as Americans.

Even worse, the ACLU's team is trying to further manipulate
the legal process in their attempt to renew their attack. We knew the ACLU desperately wanted their way in this case when they assigned 6 (six!) of their seasoned attorneys to bludgeon this small school district in Florida's panhandle region.

That's why I'm writing to you today. Liberty Counsel has already raised a Constitutional challenge against the underlying "consent decree" that the ACLU is using to bully and intimidate this school system and, by extension, schools across the Nation.

A hearing has been set for later this year. I need your help or we face giving up precious ground to the ACLU.

+ + Why we are vulnerable to the ACLU's attack right now

As every military commander knows, forces are most exposed
and at risk immediately after taking new ground. That's because so much energy and so many resources must be expended to take any strategic position, and it takes time to "dig in."

That's why the first order of business immediately after a victory must always be to solidify one's position against a counterattack.

The same holds true in legal maneuverings, especially when one's adversary is the ACLU. As you know, the ACLU has virtually unlimited resources, along with a long-term strategy to destroy the rights of believers. That's why they redoubled their efforts in Santa Rosa County when they failed to make their outrageous criminal charges against our clients stick.

Which leaves me with a difficult challenge...

Liberty Counsel has already poured substantial resources into this fight to ensure the best possibility for victory on behalf of our clients. And we won the early battles! But now I must increase our efforts to prevent the ACLU from turning this into a devastating defeat for religious liberties that they can replicate in school districts across the nation.

John, would you prayerfully consider making a special gift right now to Liberty Counsel so we can fight the ACLU's oppressive anti-faith consent decree and continue other vital efforts? Go here:

Also, please continue to be in prayer for our team. We know we are "David" fighting the "Goliath" of the ACLU. And we know our "five smooth stones" can take down this giant. But like David, we dare not trust in our own wisdom or strength!

Thank you once again for partnering with us, and may God bless you.

Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

PS We recommend Psalm 20 as a prayer focus for this conflict... please continue to keep our staff in your prayers! As David the psalmist concluded long ago, God will "answer from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand." Again, thank you for your support!

Liberty Counsel, with offices in Florida, Virginia and Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family.

Liberty Counsel . PO Box 540774 . Orlando, FL 32854 .

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