Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Monday, July 10, 2006
The Christian Assault Team
The Alliance Defense Fund:

"They're not for some form of generic religious freedom. They're for Christian superiority, that Christians take over the courts," said Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. "They are living in this fantasy world where the majority religion, Christianity, is claimed to be literally under attack."
"We're certainly stretched. I feel I could put a hundred attorneys to work tomorrow," said McCaleb, who said the ADF files one to two cases a week and is deeply involved in 80 to 100 open cases at any one time. He calls this a "pivotal time" in U.S. history.

This just scares the crap out of me. I suppose the nation will belong to those who organize and work together. Like I said, this scares the crap out of me.
If this doesn't scare you, it should. Perhaps you are thinking, 'that doesn't sound so threatening'. Maybe not... until you reframe the issue. Imagine Muslims organizing to promote their beliefs in the courtroom. Does that make you uncomfortable? If so, you have a better understanding of how many of us feel, those of us who are not Christian. Our founding fathers knew what they were doing when they built in a separation of church and state. They knew two things: that absolute power corrupts absolutely and when two or more are gathered in His name, you have politics.
As Marc Maron says, wake up sheeple.
Anonymous Anonymous said...
The "separation of church and state" argument you've used is typical of someone who is ignorant of the facts and has been misled by the media's misguided portrayel of Christians and our country. Our country was founded upon Christian principles - that's an undisputed fact. We live in a Christian nation that allows other religions to flourish within it - another fact. The separation of church and state was invented by a radical Supreme Court, had no precedent of any kind when enacted, and is seen as one of the worst judicial decisions of all time, even by liberal judicial scholars - still another fact.

The ADF is trying to defend laws that have already been in place for decades. They are not trying to create anything new - to say so is an absolute lie. The ADF fights to prevent the ACLU and other radical groups from changing our laws through the courts, instead of through the legislature, where our Constitution says laws were meant to be created and refined. The ACLU creates new law - the ADF defends existing law.

The ACLU has been slowly destroying the Christian heritage and freedom this country was founded upon. They do not try to hide this fact - their president has stated this view in their printed materials. Anyone saying that the ACLU is not attacking Christianity is someone who disgrees with the ACLU's own president.

Again, there are many more facts that get ignored by those, like yourself, who want to use poorly-researched facts as a basis for your arguments. We can only hope that all of us would seek out the truth rather than settling for misinformation and lies as the basis for our views.

Blogger GreyHair said...
Lynne is perfectly capable of defending herself on this. But I just want to chim in here.

Your "facts" are not. In fact, in looking over your post, each specifically identified "fact" is wrong or, at best, an opinion.

But there are two other problems with your post. First, remaining anonymous allows you to throw out whatever BS you want without any accountability. Second, arguing "facts" with someone such as you is a fool game given the tenor of your post. Your rabid adherence to the tribal mantra will make it impossible to have a discussion of any type of real substance. I could be wrong in that, but somehow I doubt it.

Blogger Lynne said...
"In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own. It is easier to acquire wealth and power by this combination than by deserving them, and to effect this, they have perverted the purest religion ever preached to man into mystery and jargon, unintelligible to all mankind, and therefore the safer for their purposes"—Thomas Jefferson, 1814

Our founding fathers were deists, not Christians. A much better treatise than I could write is found at

And posting as Anonymous is the coward's way. People like you only strengthen my belief that the world would be better off without religion. Any religion.

Blogger Lynne said...
Another take on the issue: George Washing still wasn't a Christian.

Blogger Lynne said...
Sorry, that should read Washington.
I don't know what George Washing was!