Jen Shroder
December 10, 2004
How the ACLU stole Christmas -- again
By Jen Shroder

Last year in Washington, a seven-year-old asked, "Mom, why can't we say 'Christmas' in our song?" It hurt Darla Dowell to tell her daughter, "Because Christmas is banned in public school."

Little was done last year and today the movement to strip all semblance of Christmas is stronger, thanks to the ACLU.

Christian children feel the cold slap of oppression. No Christmas. We are told that public school cannot allow preference to one religion. Yet children are asked to fast and pray to Allah, pretend they are Muslims, memorize the Quran and play Jihad. Why?

Because way back when Bill Clinton was President, he preferred to "negotiate" with Muslim leaders rather than answer terrorist bombings with our military. He colluded with the ACLU to present religious guidelines worded to manipulate court rulings at the ACLU's discretion, successfully censoring Christians and the Bible in public school while promoting every other faith, specifically Islam.

In 1995, Clinton's Presidential Guidelines, Religious Expression in Public School, were originally drafted by the ACLU. These guidelines appeared to protect Christian rights, but for every single "religious expression," there is a clause of escape, a backdoor for secular groups to attack Christianity at will, and the ACLU has been happy to oblige.

Nadine Strossen, President of the ACLU refers to Clinton's guidelines as the authority to support the ACLU's lawsuits restricting Christmas celebrations and removing Nativity scenes from public schools. The ACLU describes the "religious leaders" of Clinton's guidelines as committed to separation of church and state. This explains Strossen's haughty smile as she smugly said on the Lou Dobbs show, "All these religious groups agreed to it!"

Clinton knowingly presented these guidelines to America as drafted by "thirty-five religious groups." The truth is they were drafted by the American Muslim Council, ACLU, American Humanist Association, Americans United for Seperation (sic) of Church and State, many more recognizable secularist groups among a few Christian-sounding names.

Clinton disguised these guidelines with much profession of his Christian faith, but sincerity is lost when one examines the fruit. Lying under oath, dubious activities with staff, slipping in an ACLU document as written by "religious groups" is compounded when one remembers how Hillary demanded public funding for (brace yourself) a dung covered depiction of the Virgin Mary, with breasts of elephant dung, surrounded by genital pornography at the Brooklyn Museum. Together the Clintons met with Muslim groups in the White House so often it became commonplace. With this kind of history, it is not hard to believe Clinton betrayed America's Christian heritage and used our children as bargaining chips in negotiations with Islamic leaders.

Additionally, Clinton went beyond the ACLU guidelines and added:

"Students generally do not have a Federal right to be excused from lessons that may be inconsistent with their religious beliefs or practices."

Pay attention. There went religious freedom. Parents cannot opt out their children unless allowed by the school district which is often refused.

At the end of his term, then-President Clinton addressed Muslim leaders with a Ramadan message. With almost exact quotes from our children's textbooks today, Clinton openly lists his accomplishments to Muslims:

"As America's six-million-member Muslim community grows in numbers and prominence, Americans of every religious tradition are learning more about the origins and meaning of Islam. That on "the Night of Power," the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Prophet Muhammad and revealed to him the first verses of the Koran. That the Koran declares that Ramadan was the month Allah's words were sent down, and so should be spent in fasting." -Bill Clinton

What kind of promises were made behind closed doors to Muslim leaders? America's children certainly are learning Muslim religious beliefs as fact. Last year a U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton dismissed a lawsuit objecting to the indoctrination practices of children taking Islamic names, dressing in robes and "becoming Muslims," reciting by heart, "In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. Praise be to Allah, Lord of Creation, the Compassionate, the Merciful, King of Judgment day! You alone we worship, and to You alone we pray for help, Guide us to the straight path."

America does not comprehend Muslim resolve to make America Islam. Suicide bombers have already demonstrated their willingness to kill and die for it. Islam's resolve to destroy America hinges on America's willingness to surrender our youth to Islam. Clinton gave them Dawa, our schools, our very children with his religious guidelines and cloaked it with a false inclusion of Christianity.

America, it is time to shout "ENOUGH." Do not let another year go by. Our children have been sold, we have lost our religious freedom, and a seven-year-old may not sing the word CHRISTMAS!


This is not the silence of Silent Night, Holy Night. Maybe we should just buy stock in blue burkhas and head baskets.


© Jen Shroder


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