Bernalillo County Commissioner Michael Weiner invited a whole civil rights organization to 'go to hell.' He doesn't like the ACLU because they object to holding official public meetings in churches. I agree with the ACLU on this one. When I disagree with something they do, and I have many times, I don't tell them where to go. What liberties we still enjoy in the 'Patriot Act' and GPS tracking age are largely due to the ACLU.
There was another story in the New York Times today about a bible thumping city clerk in New York that refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples even though it is the law that she do so. She is being represented by a christian fundamentalist group that says its okay because she is practicing her freedom of religion. If one thinks this out it is easy to see how separation of church and state is truly important. What is next, burning heretics in city parks?
People should not forget that it is the ACLU that fights to protect freedom of religion in this country, but not when it gets involved in official government actions.
The County Commissioners who voted against the resolution to ban official public meetings in local churches must also think that Sharia law is good. Right? Well, probably not but it is a small inroad.