Let’s take a look at some of the more contradictory, err…interesting clips from the 3:08 greeting. (Sorry, you have to be logged into Facebook to see the video.)
“That might seem a little odd, even ironic, that the executive director of the ACLU of Texas is wishing you a Merry Christmas. That’s maybe because there seem to be a lot of mis-statements, a lot of myths about what we believe here at the ACLU about Christmas…
“…We’re looking forward to a new year where we hope Santa would have granted us our holiday wishes. First and foremost, we hope that all Americans will be able to practice their religion and worship as they please. We hope for a Texas where all Texans have educational opportunities, and most of all, we hope for a nation that adheres to and respects the most basic and fundamental of American values.”
1. Hmm, what exactly are those basic, fundamental values? The right to life? Um, no.
Not exactly, considering the ACLU of Texas put their support behind a bill that would make it easier to justify killing an infant during the spring 2009 state session. The bill (HB 3318) never got out of the House Committee, no thanks to the ACLU.
Session documents show that an ACLU Texas representative registered the organization as “For” the bill on April 14, 2009. Those who signed in as “Against” the bill were Citizens Commission on Human Rights, Texans for Family Values PAC, Parent Guidance Center and the Free Market Foundation.
2. Terri Burke is right about one thing. It IS odd that the ACLU is sending out this message about being able to worship as you please. Elsewhere in the country, the ACLU fought to ban a cross displayed on a water tower in Pennsylvania (a town tradition) but protected cross-burning in Virginia.
We could go on, but it doesn’t take much to show that they’re on the naughty list this year.
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