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>ACLU: Where Are You When We Need You?

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The following came from an ACLU leader in Michigan when the university caved in to pressure and allowed to install foot baths that everyone knew had been demanded by and would be used by virtually only the Muslims.

Then they (ACLU) had the adaucity of saying it was for medical purposes. Sure, like we didn’t get along so well these past 250 years in America without ritual foot baths?

Read the blog and see what you think:

ACLU Leader Says Foot Bath Position Does Not Show Bias

The ACLU of Michigan has come under fire for choosing *not* to object to the University of Michigan at Deaborn’s plan to install foot baths that will, among other things, accommodate Muslim students’ need to wash their feet before prayer. The civil liberties watchdog only cries foul – the charge says – when Christians are accommodated. Today, ACLU of Michigan Director Kary Moss responds to that complain in a Detroit News op-ed.

[T]he issue of the University of Michigan Dearborn installing footbaths is complicated. This issue would be simpler if the government were building inherently religious facilities. Here, the footbaths are not inherently religious facilities — they are not blessed, cannot be desecrated and are open to everyone for any purpose. They are essentially spigots in the bathroom wall.

In addition, the motivation of the university seems to be a response to a practical cleanliness and safety issue. Not every government expenditure to promote safety is unconstitutional because it has an incidental benefit to worshippers.

Why is there no photo of the author Don Byrd, the ACLU plant? It appeared in the Blog from the Capital
A blog on religious liberty issues and separation of church and state
Even the title of the blog and the name of the blog itself is a disguise for ACLU tyranny.

Posted by Don Byrd on September 19, 2007 02:46 PM |