The ACLU treats Jesus like a sex offender on school grounds. No, actually I think the ACLU is all for allowing molesters to stand on top of the monkey bars handing out candy at recess. So actually, the ACLU treats Jesus the exact opposite way they treat sex offenders -but in a bad way.
But the ACLU has lost it. (Maybe they never had it.) The nutjobs are demanding that a cross be removed or covered up at a private auditorium lest the eyes of impressionable children at their high school graduation suffer from Jesus shock at their public high school graduation. You see, the high school holds its event in a nearby large auditorium where they’ve been holding it for 70 years. The auditorium is owned by a Methodist organization.
But shock of shock, the high school is at least partly standing up to the ACLU. Normally when the ACLU comes to town, school boards start turning on each other like the Donner Party.
Weasel Zippers reports:
A New Jersey high school with a 70-year tradition of hosting graduation ceremonies in a historic auditorium is standing firm against legal threats from the American Civil Liberties Union, which claims the event violates the separation of church and state because of the Christian-owned site’s religious displays.
For generations, graduates of Neptune High School have walked down the aisle of the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, where the impressive 6,500-seat venue dominates the landscape of one of the area’s most historic beach towns. Built in 1894, the auditorium is owned and operated by the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, a Methodist group that owns not just the building, but all of the land beneath every home and structure in town.
The ACLU of New Jersey threatened legal action against the Neptune school district after an attendee at last year’s graduation ceremony took offense to the building’s religious symbols and Christian-based references — among them a 20-foot white cross above the auditorium’s entrance. The ACLU asked the school to remove or cover up the cross and three other religious signs, arguing their visibility during a public school event is a First Amendment violation.
So one dude found the cross offensive and his eyes started bleeding. No? Oh he must have had a severe hive breakout? No? Oh. He was offended. Actually, he probably wasn’t even offended more than he saw the possibility of taking offense.
So let’s get this right. 70 years where thousands and thousands of people gathered for graduation ceremonies without saying a word vs. one crank who hates the poor baby Jesus. Well, it’s about time the crank lost one. The cranks have been posting lots of victories the past decade or two. It’s about time they felt the agony of defeat.