I was reading the news this morning and came across this story: ACLU fights for KKK rights. It talks about how the ACLU is taking up the fight on behalf of the Ku Klux Klan who want to participate in the Adopt-a-Highway litter patrol program and were denied. The state of Georgia believes having signs up advertising the KKK would be offensive to some (and they're right) so it denied their request for signs on the highway.
Here is a quote from the ACLU: "The fundamental right to free speech is not limited to only those we agree with or groups that are inoffensive. The government cannot pick or choose who is protected by the Constitution," said Debbie Seagraves, executive director of the ACLU Foundation of Georgia. "There will always be speech and groups conveying hateful messages that are distasteful to some. That is why the First Amendment protects free speech for all."
Now, what I want to know is this: If the ACLU is willing to fight for someones rights to offend people, why are might rights to freedom of religion and expression of that religion being stripped away from me because they offend people?
The ACLU is fighting day and night to prevent the posting of the Ten Commandments, Memorial Crosses on public land, Christmas Nativity scenes in the public square...supposedly because they offend non believers. But they'll take up the fight for the KKK who are violent and hate non whites and offend most people in this country.
What is up with that?
Basically what it comes down to is that my freedom of expression makes people feel guilty about the sinful lives they're living. Jesus in the public square makes people uncomfortable because they're forced to look inward at the way they're living and they don't want to do that so it's easier to ban Him altogether.
And Christians are allowing it to happen by not fighting back! Well I'm going to fight back the only way I know how. I'm starting a letter writing campaign and would love some support from fellow believers. Please join me in writing to the ACLU to demand they fight for the rights of ALL Americans!
The address to write to is:
125 Broad Street, 18th floor
New York, NY 10004
Please join me in this fight to take back our rights!