Wednesday, March 18, 2009

ADF To Debate ACLU On Establishment Clause

Story here. Emphasis mine.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Alliance Defense Fund Senior Legal Counsel Jeff Shafer will debate Jeremy Gunn, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Program on Religious Freedom, Wednesday at George Mason University Law School. The subject of the debate, which is open to the public, will be the U.S. Supreme Court's interpretation of the Establishment Clause.

"The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment does not banish religious speech and belief from the realm of government in this country. Our national history emphatically testifies to that fact," said Shafer. "But in more recent history, the Supreme Court has imposed on our civil authorities an obligation to act in a 'secular' manner. This is grave error, and it is high time for that departure to be remedied."

The debate will specifically address whether the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Establishment Clause is faulty in its requirement that the government to act with a "secular" legislative purpose and without conveying a message that "endorses" religion. The event is sponsored by the Mason Law Federalist Society and the Mason ACLU.

Flyer here.

That's today.

An example of undisturbed-by-anti-free-speech-fascists debates which are definitely needed in a free, open, democratic society.

Many will agree that the ACLU does need to account for its dogmas and its obvious obsession for targeting Christians for persecution via lawsuits to effectively control their ability to freely live according to their faith within society. And to account for its failure to pursue Muslims like it pursues Christians, despite the obvious reality that Muslims are more aggressively demonstrative publicly and more intrusive into the state than are Christians but the ACLU appears to not be worried about them.

Perhaps it won't happen.

Perhaps more of those embarrassingly-simian-esque Islamo-Supremacists and their useful-idiot Far-Left thugs will be there to prevent it from happening, like they prevent free expression and debate from happening on the part of those whom they hate, like current Israeli Prime Minister-designate Netanyahu back when he visited Concordia U and was prevented from doing so by anti-Semitic thugs effectively taking over the campus. And who can forget the fascistic disruptions and brownshirt-esque tactics of Islamofascists and Hard Leftists vis-a-vis David Horowitz and Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week?

We'll see.