That was the response of the head of Stop the ACLU to publicizing the names, address, and telephone numbers of the Dobrich family who were suing the Indian River School District in Delaware for violating the separation of church and state by using the public schools to indoctrinate students in Christianity. This led to widespread intimidation that ultimately forced the Dobrich family, along with another, unidentified family to move out of the district.
Jesus’ General decided this would be a perfect opportunity for satire, and so, wrote a letter to Nedd Karieva. Karieva responded (italics mine):
Pogrom? I’m not sure I want to call it that. That is not an appropriate term, however, I am pleased that we had an effect in this case. We have others we want to put up on the site to shame them but have not gotten around to it. And I’m not so sure I can take credit for it. However, if an ACLU speaker was booed, that’s music to my ears.
“I am pleased that we had an effect in this case.”
Think about what Karieva said. He sees absolutely nothing wrong with laying the groundwork that led to an American family fleeing their home because of their religious beliefs. It’s Bosnia on the Delmarva.
And note that I said American. We’ll hear some–or maybe much–bloviating from the Right that will refer to the Dobrich family as Jewish, not American. That’s intentional. If they’re Jews, then they’re the other. Maybe they sort of had it coming. Don’t let them play that game: Americans were forced to flee their home by other Americans as a result of religious persecution.
Is there anything more un-American than forcing people to flee because of their religious views? And how did these animals get to claim the rubric “American?” It’s time the coalition of the sane take back the word American. It’s our country too.