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I'm Bill O'Reilly. Thanks for watching us tonight.
The ACLU strikes back. That's the subject of this evening's Talking Points Memo. As you may know, if you watch The Factor, I believe the American Civil Liberties Union is now being run by far left secularists who want to impose a political agenda on the USA.
At one time, the ACLU was looking out for us. It is not any longer. I point to the case in Pennsylvania, where a public school educator was fired for wearing a cross around her neck. She sued, but the ACLU didn't help her. She had to get other lawyers. And she won. Federal judge ordered her back to work with full compensation.
So where was the ACLU in this case? The answer is they don't like that kind of freedom of expression. So the woman was on her own. Right now the ACLU is defending the North American Man Boy Love Association [NAMBLA] for free, saying that criminal outfit has a constitutional right to instruct adults on how to rape children.
The ACLU has filed suit against the Boy Scouts in San Diego. And a federal judge has thrown them off city property because the word "God" is in their oath. The ACLU has blocked the pledge of allegiance in Colorado because it contains the words "under God." The list goes on and on.
Now once upon a time in America, freedom of speech covered saying the word "God" in public. The ACLU now says you do not have the right to use spiritual references off private property. This is a group that's protecting freedom of speech? It's a joke.
Let me give you one final example. The ACLU
is trying to stop the California recall on October 7, saying some
voting machines are not up to speed. But last November when Gray Davis
was elected governor in California, the ACLU
was fine with the election because it knew Davis would win. The same
machines are in place now, but they want to delay the vote hoping Davis
Another Victory for the ACLU in Its War on Christianity
Thursday, June 03, 2004
By Bill O'Reilly
Hi. I'm Bill O'Reilly. Thanks for watching us tonight.
Another victory for the ACLU (search) in its war on Christianity. That is the subject of this evening's "Talking Points Memo." Take a look at the county seal in Los Angeles because it's about to change. [The County] Supervisors voted 3 to 2 to cave in to the ACLU's demands that the small cross on the right be removed, and it soon will be, even though it's been there for 47 years. The ACLU's Los Angeles director, Ramona Ripskin (ph), says the cross makes some Angelenos feel, quote, "unwelcome," unquote. Sane people point out that the cross signifies the historical founding of Los Angeles by Catholic missionaries.
That historical argument seems to have some merit because a few hundred miles north of L.A., federal judge Phyllis Hamilton recently ruled that 7th-graders at a Contra Costa County school could be forced to say Muslim prayers in a history class for the sake of history. By the way, just yesterday, Judge Hamilton declared the law banning partial-birth abortion unconstitutional, thereby wiping out the will of the president, Congress and the vast majority of Americans. Of course, Judge Hamilton knows far more about the Constitution than anyone. And it would be interesting see how this woman would rule if a public school history teacher forced his or her students to say Christian prayers. I'm sure the judge would support that, just as she supports Muslim prayers.
Judge Hamilton and the ACLU are part of the anti-Christian cabal in America that sees the Christian majority as oppressors. These people know they can never impose their secular agenda on this country while Judeo-Christian philosophy (search) dominates the philosophical arena. That's because Judeo-Christian philosophy requires judgments about right and wrong in personal behavior. The secularists deplore that. They want an open society where anything goes, including legalized drugs, any kind of abortion, euthanasia, gay marriage and explicit images and speech on the public airwaves.
Unless America's tradition of opposing these kinds of behaviors is changed, the secularist agenda will never become a reality. So diminishing any Christian display in public is the goal and encouraging alternative thought, like Muslim prayers, helps that goal. The harsh truth is that many American Christians don't really care about what's happening. L.A. County could have fought the ACLU using lawyers at the Thomas More Law Center (search) and the Alliance Defense Fund (search), who would have taken the case for free. But there's little outcry from the Christians of southern California to fight, and so the ACLU wins again.
"Talking Points" wants you to know that we are rapidly losing freedom in America. Judges are overruling the will of the people, and fascist organizations like the ACLU are imposing their secular will. And when was the last time you heard your priest, minister or rabbi talk about this? For me, the answer is simple. Never.
And that's "The Memo."