New Jersey City Sued by ACLU Over Prayer
(The New Amercian) -- by Dave Bohon --
The ACLU of New Jersey has been granted a temporary court order forcing the city council of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, to halt its 60-year practice of opening council meetings with prayer. According to the community’s mayor, Vincent Barrella, the council has been opening meetings with the Lord’s Prayer since the late 1940s or early ’50s, and he told the state’s Star-Ledger newspaper that he didn’t understand the problem with offering a short prayer before the beginning of official government business. “If the [New Jersey] Assembly and the Senate can open their session with an invocation, I don’t see why a municipality should not be able to do the same thing,” he said.
Apparently, however, the ACLU found a local resident to agree with its secular view that all public prayer is offensive and unconstitutional. In November the liberal legal group filed a lawsuit on behalf of resident Sharon Cadalzo to stop a policy, implemented by the council a month before, which allowed council members to open meetings with prayers that reflected their own religious persuasions. The policy was implemented after the council grew concerned that someone would sue the community over the decades-long practice of opening the meetings with the Lord’s Prayer.
The concession by the council to broaden its perspective beyond a strictly Christian prayer was apparently not enough for the ACLU, which quickly sued the city to stop the practice altogether. “The policy clearly violated the New Jersey constitution, which obligates the government to not show a preference for one religion over another,” said Jeanne LoCicero of ACLU-NJ. “We support the right of government officials to pray on their own time, but when they act as the voice of government, they cannot promote their own religious beliefs.”
Of course, under the ACLU's reading of the New Jersey Constitution, even a public reading of that state's constitution would have to be found unconstitutional. The state's constitution opens with these words: "We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing upon our endeavors to secure and transmit the same unimpaired to succeeding generations, do ordain and establish this Constitution." Likewise, the constitutions of every state in the United States open with similar phrases...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
Christianity is the touchstone of Western Civilization, which itself is the touchstone of the free world. The reason Christianity is so conducive to freedom is because it’s doctrinally, practically and historically conducive to dissent, outright rebellion, schism, reformation, reinvention, re-creation, etc. That’s why it has historically been so successful: if a person or group didn’t like one sect or denomination, they could start another -- and did.
Now contrast that with the ACLU’s left-wing ideology: historically rigid, viciously anti-Christian and anti-religious, hierarchically authoritarian, anti-free speech, anti-freedom, violently controlling, centralist, didactic...
The Left’s touchstones are Stalinist Bolshevism and Maoist Communism -- which not coincidentally were the two most murderous ideologies in the history of mankind.
No wonder the ACLU wants to sever America from it’s Christian roots -- in order to lay the groundwork for yet more totalitarianism. Again, not coincidentally, the further America gets from its Christian roots and the more victories the ACLU and other pseudo-liberal statist-Left groups like it win, the more centralized and totalitarian the country becomes.
The proof is in the pudding: ACLU “liberalism” is actually a totalitarian stalking horse. No surprise it hates Christianity.
After researching the ACLU as a Jewish front:
"Secularism" (so called) is actually not value neutral, as the ACLU and other left-wing groups affect to believe. In fact, all the left-wing, "secular humanist" groups like ACLU have done is smuggled "official atheism" into the country under the guise of "secularism," similarly to how Marx switched out the word or concept of "God" for the word "history," and then declared his findings "scientific."
Indeed, the real reason ACLU pursues its pseudo secular agenda is because it wants to impose its own religion of Marxism, which itself is a place holder for Jewish supremacism. Remember, Jews don't proselytize due to racism, so they need to prevent other religious competition from succeeding by using government as a stand in "religion" for the non-Jewish "cattle," and suppressor of other religions. This allows them to Jewish network their way into authority.
Notice how the ACLU never challenges the new "secular" federal ruling class' naked endorsement of religion in its blanket financial, economic, military and diplomatic aid to the officially religious "Jewish state" of Israel? Notice how the ACLU didn't challenged the Jewish network's manipulation of the system to angle itself into a hugely disproportionate representative and leadership role in the 111th Congress?
This is because the ACLU, like Marxism, is merely a Jewish front. Yes, it will pursue some worthy causes from time to time to paper over this reality, but the gist of what it does, and the thrust of its purposes, is to advance the Jewish supremacist agenda.
Again, the proof is in the pudding. With all it has "accomplished" over the years as a "civil rights organization," why are Americans' (not to mention much of the world's) civil rights in increasing peril and at an all time low at the hands of the Jewish dominated federal government? It's because the ACLU worked to ensure that America fell under Jewry's domination by methodically eliminating and suppressing Christian competition.
Why not simply allow a democratic vote by the city council on whether or not Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey council meeting should be opened with the Lord's Prayer? Because the (Jewish) ACLU doesn't like democratic outcomes attained by a Christian majority, and prefers pseudo-secular outcomes imposed by the Jewish supremacist Zionist network.
Oh, but we must never mention this. Doing so would make us guilty of "anti-Semitism," a federal "hate crime" according to the Jewish supremacist left-wingers and neocons (and their various useful idiots on Right and Left.)