I would like to respond to the letter by Joyce Pruitt concerning the “evils” of the ACLU. Apparently, the only evil she can cite by this organization is that the ACLU is protecting those of us who are not Christians from being forced to engage in Christian activities and have Christian paraphernalia smattered all over governmental buildings, etc. What the ACLU seems to be guilty of in her opinion is trying to uphold separation of Church and State.
I wonder how Ms. Pruitt would feel if the Buddhists in this country demanded that statues of Buddha be placed in all of our governmental buildings and copies of their Eightfold Noble Path were engraved on monuments beside the Ten Commandments. Or better yet, if they insisted that their monuments be the “only” monuments placed in public buildings. I have a feeling she’d have no problem with the ACLU stepping in to protect her from these Eastern horrors. What she is really stating in her letter is that the religion of her choice should be forced on the entire country, and if it is not, she is somehow being persecuted and suppressed.
She cites several examples of the “perceived” evils of the ACLU. I’m not familiar with any of these cases except the judge in Alabama who was ordered to remove the Ten Commandments from a governmental building, so let me comment on that one