Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 15:44
In yet another People’s Exhibit of how the Limp-dicked Llama-humping Left sides with the enemies of this country (what is this now, Number 3,836,949,003?), that veritable bastion of tolerance (except when it comes to conservatives or Christians), the ACLU, is throwing yet another tantrum in the name of the so-called “seperation of church and state”.
This time, they’re kvetching about the oath one swears when taking the stand in court.
In an effort to end the Bible’s monopoly on the swearing-in procedure in the courtroom, the American Civil Liberties Union is now suing the state of North Carolina.
A lawsuit has been filed in Superior Court in Wake County, N.C., on behalf of the organization’s statewide membership of approximately 8,000 individuals of many different faiths, including Islam and Judaism.
Ah yes. The tried-and-true tactic of going through the courts to get what you can’t get through any other means. Doing an end-around to thwart the will of the people, most of whom I’m guessing don’t want to be sworn in on a book written about the Pedophilic Pseudo-Prophet.
“The government cannot favor one set of religious values over another and must allow all individuals of faith to be sworn in on the holy text that is in accordance with their faith,” said Jennifer Rudinger, Executive Director of the ACLU-NC. “By allowing only the Christian Bible to be used in the administration of religious oaths in the courtroom, the state is discriminating against people of non-Christian faiths.”
Perhaps this moron could spend a little time actually reading the Constitution before trying to spew his crap about what emanations & penumbras it supposedly contains. Last we checked, that particular clause – “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” – meant that there shall be no Church of the United States in the manner that there’s a Church of England. Quick, where’s that Church of the US monastery again?
Current law mentions laying one’s hand on the “Holy Scriptures,” which officials heretofore have interpreted as meaning the Bible.
The ACLU seeks a court order clarifying that the existing rule is broad enough to allow the use of multiple religious texts.
I dunno – I don’t think there’s much holy about a book that tells its followers to kill all the infidels, or talks about Big Ol’ Mo and his 9-year-old child-bride, y’know?
“In the alternative, if the Court does not agree that the phrase ‘Holy Scriptures’ in North Carolina state statute must be read to permit texts such as the Quran, the Old Testament and the Bhagavad-Gita in addition to the Christian Bible, then the ACLU-NC asks the Court to strike down the practice of allowing the use of any religious texts in the administration of religious oaths,” said a written statement from the civil-liberties group.
See, this is what they’ve been driving at all along with this legal POS. This is just another step in the ACLU’s ongoing war to remove Christianity from our heritage, and remake this great country into its own sniveling image.
The swearing-in issue began last month after Muslims from the Al-Ummil Ummat Islamic Center in Greensboro sought to donate copies of the Quran to courtrooms in Guilford County.
The gift was rejected by the county’s top two judges, noting an oath based on the Quran was not legally binding.
It isn’t, of course, but that’s not the reason I’d’ve cited in rejecting it. Somehow, I’d have trouble accepting a gift that says I have to stick my ass up in the air and pray to a black rock several times daily, lest I lose my head.
Gifts like that would tend to end up in my fireplace, KnowWhutImeanVern???
I suppose it’s no small wonder, then, that the American Camel-humper’s Liberties Union would side with them on this.