For years, I have often referred to the ACLU as the Anti-Christian Lawyers Union and today’s post only helps to re-enforce this feeling.
For one thing, the ACLU has filed many lawsuits over the years, to take away the rights of Christians. They continue to cite a non-existent part of the US Constitution that supposedly has a provision calling for a separation of church and state. If you carefully read the US Constitution, you will discover there is nothing in it that talks about church or religion except in Article VI, but it has nothing to do with any separation of church of state:
“Article VI, Paragraph 3
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
Some liberal organizations like the ACLU then point to the First Amendment as their grounds for the alleged separation of church and state. However, the First Amendment states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” [Emphasis mine]
The only real mention of a separation of church and state was made in an 1802 letter from then President Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut. In the letter, Jefferson wrote:
“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”
This letter from Jefferson has been the foundation for the atheist drive to eradicate Christianity from all public institutions including government and schools. Somehow, even the Supreme Court has treated this letter as if it were part of the Constitution.
Now the ACLU is citing the first Amendment to block efforts of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Alabama from forming their own police department. The Alabama State Senate passed a law that would allow the megachurch to create their own police department.
The church has over 4,000 worshippers on Sundays, and also has a school of 2,000 students along with a daycare center and more. They provide a number of services to their congregation and community.
The church has been hiring off-duty police officers to help with security, but sometimes they have problems finding enough officers to provide the necessary security at all of their facilities.
In the wake of other attacks on churches, including one about 50 miles away, they are seeking the right to form their own police department, like many universities do. There are some large churches in other parts of the nation that do have their own police departments, but the ACLU is vowing to prevent Briarwood Presbyterian Church from forming their own police department. They are claiming it is a violation of the alleged separation of church and state and a violation of the First Amendment.
As shown above, there is no legal separation of church and state established in the Constitution. Not even the First Amendment establishes a wall of separation of church and state.
In fact, the First Amendment says the government shall not do anything to prohibit the free exercise of religion, which is exactly what the ACLU is trying do. In their blind hatred of Christianity, they are fighting to prevent Christians from having the right to defend themselves or defend the students and children at the school and daycare. Like many liberals, the ACLU cares nothing about people or their safety. They only care about their anti-American and anti-Christian agenda.