So the perfectly sane people at Stop the ACLU have come up with a new one: Blame the ACLU for things the ACLU isn’t even involved in.
First, some background. A school in Pennsylvania told a kid that he couldn’t wear a Jesus costume to his school’s Halloween party. You don’t need me to tell you that something like that is ridiculous. Ed Brayton summed it up nicely:
There are some close calls when it comes to church/state questions and the public schools, but this isn’t one of them. If you’re having kids dress up for halloween, you can’t forbid them dressing up as religious figures. This isn’t a close call and it doesn’t require a law degree; it’s basic common sense. If you can’t get that one right, you’ve got no business running a school.
Makes sense, right? Well, not to Stop The ACLU. This is what they have to say about it.
One may say, “The ACLU is not involved in this and if they were, they’d be on the student’s side.” That may be accurate, but the ACLU cannot escape the fact that its fingerpirnts are on every case like this. The ACLU has spent nearly a century promoting its twisted separationist doctrine and have been wildly successful in imposing intimidation and ignorance on generations of Americans. So no matter if it is directly involved, the ACLU bears responsibility.
Riiiight. So because the ACLU fights to keep schools from imposing religion on students, they are directly responsible for a principal not being able to understand the difference between government sponsored religion and a student’s right to free expression? How ridiculously stupid do you have to be to buy this argument? You have to be so full of hatred, so blinded by the gobs of spittle emanating from your mouth when you froth about this stuff, that you don’t even realize that this is the kind of thing that the ACLU has always stood for.
To the mouth-breathers at Stop the ACLU: May you all mistake your Preparation H for your toothpaste. You are sick, sick people.