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“This administration is populated by people who’ve spent their careers bashing government. They’re not just small-government conservatives—they’re Grover Norquist, strangle-it-in-the-bathtub conservatives. It’s a cognitive disconnect for them to be able to do something well in an arena that they have so derided and reviled all these years.”

Senator Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

ACLU okays Bible

Does the ACLU really hate Christians and the Bible? Of course not.

School officials in Neosho, Missouri decided to remove the Bible from an accelerated reading course program because they were afraid they would offend someone. It was entirely the choice of the school, and the decision will be reviewed come January.

Here's what the ACLU had to say:
...The American Civil Liberties Union believes the Bible is an appropriate educational tool, as long as schools do not provide incentives or compel students to read it, said Dick Kurtenbach, executive director of the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri.

Kurtenbach said he didn't know enough about the Neosho case to discuss it specifically, but he said Bibles should be made available for student use in school libraries.

Clearly the ACLU has an image problem in America, which is a shame. When I hear people talking bad about the organization, it's handy to have stories like this and the street preacher in Vegas stories to pass along to help prove they look out every American and their rights. If anyone has anymore instances, I'd love to hear them.