Friday, June 23, 2006

More on H.R. 2679

An earlier post here explained the basics about H.R. 2679, a bill that could greatly aid the moral re-building of America by denying windfall profits to the ACLU and others whenever they beat up on religios expression in the public square.

Here's more from a Family Research Council e-mail:

Every American is a donor to the ACLU.

How can that be?

Well, the American Legion's Rees Lloyd testified under oath as a former staff attorney for the ACLU how that outfit gains windfall profits from its anti-Christian litigation. Lloyd spoke of an obscure provision of the Civil Rights Act that allows that inveterately hostile organization to reap millions of dollars in attorney fees by going after local governments that recognize America's religious heritage in any way.

Principally, the ACLU attacks the cross, but it also attacks Judaism's Star of David, Lloyd said. The ACLU milked San Diego for $950,000 in attorney's fees when it moved to drive the Boy Scouts out of Balboa Park. It got $500,000 in the Alabama Ten Commandments Case. And the costs for compliance with court-ordered "cleansing" operations initiated by the ACLU can be substantial, too. Los Angeles will spend $1 million to remove a tiny cross from all badges, shields, and seals. (But the Roman goddess Pomona will remain.)

Rees Lloyd testified in favor of Rep. John Hostettler's Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA), H.R. 2679. That act would put an end to the ACLU cleaning up from cleansing all evidence of Christianity. Please call and ask your Member of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 2679...