Here in San Diego, many of us are familiar with the causes the ACLJ has formed a part of. The Mount Soledad Cross controversy is just one of them. However, do you remember the recent controversy regarding The National Day of Prayer? President Obama refused to attend the event. It, then, became the target of a lawsuit by the Freedom From Religion foundation.
Well, the “verdict” is now in.
How much coverage did this get in the mainstream media? Did anybody even know this occurred only a few days ago? The American Center for Law and Justice is continually engaged in the battle for “constitutional liberties secured by law” and the ideal that “religious freedom and freedom of speech are inalienable, God-given rights” – as posted on their site. They invest countless hours and resources in the fight against increasing secularism around the globe.
The ACLJ’s most recent victory is as follows [as posted on their website]:
“Today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the presidential proclamation for the National Day of Prayer, overturning a lower court decision that declared the proclamation unconstitutional.”
According to the report, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) had filed a lawsuit claiming that “the National Day of Prayer made them feel excluded and unwelcome.”
However, the court concluded that “Hurt feelings differ from legal injury.”
As the ACLJ notes, while some may disagree or disapprove of the National Day of Prayer, “they do not have the right to silence the speech they don’t agree with.” (Continue reading below the ad)
Worth noting, is the fact that 67 members of congress, BOTH, Democrats and Republicans lined up on the side of the ACLJ. The list of these 67 members can be read on the ACLJ website.
As the ACLJ noted:
“Today’s decision upholding the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer represents a victory for our nation’s heritage and history – protecting a long-standing tradition that’s been a part of our country for centuries.”
In addition to this, the ACLJ is also engaged in the following legal battles:
– The Abortion showdown coming in the senate
– Virginia must protect faith-based adoption agencies
– Illinois: Victory for pro-life pharmacy owners
– 9-11 Terror suspects to face trial in military tribunals, not civilian courts
Job well done, ACLJ!
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