Thursday, August 11, 2005

Prayers Too Christian For ACLU

Call the PC Police! Those fanatical Christians are at it again! This time they actually ended some prayers, brace yourself, in Jesus name! Now, the ACLU will have none of that coming from Cobb County Commission meetings. For heavens goodness sake, these are government officials, and people were offended by it. We can't have that!

Five very sensitive Cobb County residents are joining the ACLU in the lawsuit after being offended at some of these opening prayers that were "overly Christian."

The lawsuit, filed by the ACLU Wednesday in federal court in Atlanta, claims the prayers before commission meetings are too Christian. One prayer ended, "in the name of Jesus our savior," and dozens more since 2003 mentioned Jesus, according to the lawsuit.Source

A spokesman for Cobb County, Robert Quigley, said the commission prayers were in legal bounds because they're voluntary, they occur before meetings begin and because they're not always Christian.

See, the ACLU has a much better and more PC idea for opening prayers.

Civil liberties lawyers have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a Wiccan priestess to offer prayers before a public board's meetings.Source

Now before I get turned into a newt, let me just say I think the ACLU has merit in this case. But again, its the old double standard. The name of Jesus is too offensive for the PC crowd, but praying to the goddess and the horned god, is A OK! Way to go ACLU!

Crossposted At Stop The ACLU