blog Time Hath Found Us: ACLU Algebra: Prayer equals Terrorism

August 18, 2005

ACLU Algebra: Prayer equals Terrorism

The more the ACLU opens its mouth the clearer it becomes just how out of the mainstream they really are. The latest anti-faith screed comes from Joe Cook, the director of a Louisiana ACLU chapter. Speaking on camera on WAFB-TV, Baton Rouge, about the New Orleans Tangipahoa Parish school district's 30 year tradition of opening school board meetings with a prayer, "Cookie" as we like to call him, said:
"They believe that they answer to a higher power, in my opinion. Which is the kind of thinking that you had with the people who flew the airplanes into the buildings in this country, and the people who did the kind of things in London."

Cookie, who really takes himself too seriously, has let the cat out of the bag. Cookie and, by virtue of his title, the Louisiana ACLU believes that anyone who believes in a god, any god, is morally equivalent to the 9/11 terrorists and the London homicide bombers. Cookie thinks a wee bit too highly of himself. He thinks that he is god and he is a very jealous god.
Mike Johnson, senior counsel and southeastern regional coordinator for the Alliance Defense Fund, said Cook has become increasingly outlandish in his statements.

"It shows the ACLU has become more and more extreme and marginalized," said Johnson. "So, to that extent, I like it when he talks, because he simply reveals who they are."

Johnson said the ACLU tries to "come across as champions of liberty, but the truth of the matter is they are extremists."

In a fit of psychological projection, the ACLU also says:
"The school board's consistent defiance of the law not only dishonors and endangers the Constitution, but it also sends a message of religious intolerance and polarizes the community."

I love the last phrase: "...sends a message of religious intolerance and polarizes the community." Isn't that exactly what good ol' Cookie's whole message is?

The thing that probably set Cookie off was [emphasis added]:
Cook made his comments to the New Orleans TV station while the ADF's Johnson was providing in-service training to the district's 1,500 staff and teachers, outlining the legal parameters in which they can express religious faith in a public school setting.

Cookie is really irate now because not only are those people praying, but they are actually learning something in a public school setting. THAT is too much for any self worshiping ACLU member to bear.

Read the whole article. Keep talking Cookie, we appreciate your help.

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