You’ve gotta laugh at this post from Glib Fortuna about the case in PA where the principal told a kid he couldn’t dress up as Jesus for halloween. He rightly condemns the stupidity of the principal, and even admits that the ACLU would be on the student’s side in the case, but still finds a way to blame it on the ACLU:
Thanks ACLU for creating an environment in which school administrators are either so deeply confused about what the US Constitution requires or feel emboldened enough in their hostility to make an outrageous move like this.
One may say, “The ACLU is not involved in this and if they were, they’d be on the student’s side.” That may be accurate, but the ACLU cannot escape the fact that its fingerpirnts are on every case like this. The ACLU has spent nearly a century promoting its twisted separationist doctrine and have been wildly successful in imposing intimidation and ignorance on generations of Americans. So no matter if it is directly involved, the ACLU bears responsibility.
You see, they’re not only responsible for the actions they favor, they’re responsible for the actions they oppose and file suits to stop. Never mind that the ACLU helped put together a set of guidelines sent to every public school in the country that makes clear that the principal was wrong in this situation. Never mind that the only ones who have ever tried to tell school officials that this sort of thing would bring them a lawsuit are those in the religious right who spread lies about the ACLU. You know, like you.