Saturday, September 08, 2007


WASHINGTON — Whether they like it or loathe it, most Americans recognize the American Civil Liberties Union as a constitutional watchdog. Far fewer know of the American Center for Law and Justice, a leader in the flourishing field of Christian legal advocacy that may be less famous but is no less determined to see its views prevail in the nation's courts and, ultimately, its culture.

The best-financed and highest profile of these conservative Christian legal groups, the ACLJ, headed by aggressive chief counsel Jay Sekulow, has led the way in transforming the complaints of the religious right from raucous protests on the courthouse steps to polished presentations inside the highest courts in the land.

These cases cover a broad range of religious issues, from defending a Texas high school's practice of prayer at football games to an Illinois pharmacist's right not to dispense drugs that violate his religious beliefs. Most aim at establishing precedent and all revolve around the conviction of the ACLJ and its colleagues that religious freedom, particularly that of Christians, is under attack by those who want to expunge all religious reference from public life.

Founded by televangelist Pat Robertson in 1990, the ACLJ has an annual budget of $35 million and employs about 130 people, including 37 lawyers, around the world, Sekulow said.

"They're a very, very significant player in constitutional law, particularly regarding the 1st Amendment," said Barry Lynn, executive director of the non-profit Americans United for Separation of Church and State, who often has crossed swords with Sekulow.



Here we go with more NON-Christian, Christians intent on power and control rather than goodness and mercy.

What would Jesus think with these so-called Christians acting as the money changers in the Temple instead of caring for the poor and sick?

I think he would be a wee bit upset at the hypocritical behavior of the so-called Christians and remind them of their real jobs, but I'm not Jesus and do not know for sure.

Meanwhile these control freaks attempt to gain control of all aspects of government for their own gain.

Quite UN-American.



DEN said...

Morning everyone!

It's Saturday once again and stuff needs doing.

Meanwhile feel free to help yourself to the fine accommodation's, pull up a keyboard and 'let 'er rip'.

Coffee in the corner, calories on the side.

David B. Benson said...

Oh where is the House Committee on Unamerican Activities when you need them?


The Activist said...

I don't get the point of your post. Taking care of the poor and sick isn't the only thing God expects us to do. He also expects His believers to follow His whole word.

carol said...

I don't get the activist's post. How does the activist know what god wants? Better yet, how does the activist even know there IS a god?

No one knows. No one.

David B. Benson said...

I'd call them theocrats...

DEN said...

My point is, it is not their job to tell me or anyone else what to do.

The religious 'right?'

Where is it that only 'they' are right?

Many religions, many beliefs, not one 'central' religion.

Get in line with the rest pal.

DEN said...

Infiltrators Carol!

Glad you were able to get right on that one.

I don't understand wannabe central religious types, to control freakish.

A person has a right to believe what they want to believe without some peckerwood telling them they have 'the key', GTFOH

I like Jesus, he was cool, show and tell, didn't take no shit either, but who knows, like you say who really knows the truth.

DEN said...

Better go out and get some seat belts, next week promises to be doozy, my little birdie said.

Right now beer shall reign supreme!

Hop, hop, hooray!

The Activist said...


How do you know anything about Jesus if you don't believe the Bible?

erling krange said...

The activist:
"How do you know anything about Jesus if you don't believe the Bible?"
Why should'nt Den know about Jesus?
Most of us have grown up in so-called christian societies, and heard all the fantastic stories about Jesus. But one does'nt belive in the bible to know about this stories.

Hi Den and others!
Yes Den, I'm alive and kicking. At least me and my associates are kicking the shit out of the Norwegian Government these days. The first four ex-divers have allready been to court, and the Government lost big time. They have not yet appealed (they have only five days left to do so), but the Government have been warned by political parties and Trade Unions not to tamper with the verdict.
The verdict confirmed that the Norwegian State has legal responsebility for what happend in the North Sea during the early days of diving. According to the court, over one million dollars is to be paid out to two of the divers, about half of this to the others. Some times the legal system really works!

"To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action."
Michael Hanson


DEN said...

Great news Erling!!

For risking your lives to bring oil to the Norwegian economy, they should do much more, for if it was not for you divers, they would have nothing.

Any poke at injustice you can get is better than none though, congratulations are in order!

The Activist said...


My point is that Den says he likes Jesus, He was cool. But if you don't believe the Bible, then you don't believe in Jesus either. And if you have a picture of Jesus that is different than in the Bible, it is not the true Jesus.