June 25, 2008

DO THEY THINK THE CONSTITUTION'S MEANING CHANGED SUDDENLY?:

ACLU Threatens to Sue U.S. Naval Academy Over Daily Prayer (Jacqueline L. Salmon, 6/24/08, Washington Post)

The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue the U.S. Naval Academy unless it abolishes its daily lunchtime prayer, saying that some midshipmen have complained that they felt coerced to participate. [...]

In a statement, the Naval academy rejected the request.

"The academy does not intend to change its practice of offering midshipmen an opportunity for prayer or devotional thought during noon meal announcements." It said some form of prayer has been offered for midshipmen at meals since the Naval Academy 's founding in 1845 and that it is "consistent with other practices throughout the Navy."


Here's a stunner, the armed forces engage in coercion.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 25, 2008 5:30 PM

Dude, OJ, our evolving standards of decency are outraged by this kind of thing.


Outraged!

Posted by: Benny at June 25, 2008 6:13 PM

ACLU prefers a living Constitution that they can twist and bend to suit their taste.

I don't believe there are complaints from midshipmen at all. Most people just observe a moment of silence when others say their prayers.

Posted by: ic at June 25, 2008 10:40 PM

Ah, the things we do in the name of tolerance, like outlaw things we don't like.

Posted by: pjbbuzz [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 26, 2008 7:26 AM

It's part of their training to become 21st Century warriors. Got an enemy who makes you feel uncomfortable? Attack them with ACLU Lawyers on the battlefield of the Supreme Court. When they're victorious, maybe we can award them the CMH for recognition of their superior valor and physical bravery in the face of withering words and symbolism.


Posted by: Raoul Ortega at June 26, 2008 7:44 AM
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