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January 28, 2005

More from the intolerant left

With 20,000 residents, Greer, South Carolina is a fairly typical American town. Thriving, bustling, but on the scale a town that size would have. Quite a number of the people there are descendants of the people that first settled it 100 years ago. There's still very much the atmosphere of friendliness that small towns have, even though they may not be all that small any more. At the city council meeting prayer is asked for one of the fellow council members and the utility company puts out a free calender every year with a bible verse on it.

But that's completely unacceptable to the bigots of the ACLU who are intolerant of expressions of religion. They've managed to scare up a local crack-pot (or did they send her in?) Sheila Jackson, who's screeching that the Commission of Public Works can't put Bible verses on their free calendar. So the ACLU is trying to intimidate the town into censoring the calendar.

For those who've forgotten (as most ACLU types have) the First Amendment says: "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." So if putting a Bible verse on a calendar is "Congress making a law respecting the establishment of religion" How in the heck would censoring it, not be?!?

Posted by Jack Lewis at January 28, 2005 07:34 AM

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