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ACLU Defends Posting Ten Commandments at School

March 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

What? Wait a minute — I thought the ACLU was against religion…

Students wanted to post the Ten Commandments on their school lockers, but the school wouldn’t let them. The ACLU defended the students right to do so.

Sounds backwards, doesn’t it? But this is exactly the point. The ACLU defends civil liberties, period. One of those liberties is freedom of religion, and the concomitant separation of church and state.

If a public school administration was posting religious sentiments, that would violate the separation of church and state. The government can’t promote one religion over another. However if a student is allowed to post anything on their locker, but is prohibited from posting religious items, such as the Ten Commandments, that ALSO violates the separation clause, because then you have a government entity discriminating on the basis of religion.

The ACLU is not anti-religion. It is pro- freedom of religion.

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  • 1 Donna // Mar 4, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Amen, brother!