Sunday, August 21, 2005

We Live In A Time
When Evil Is Unmasking Itself

And still many of us are refusing to acknowledge what is before our eyes. Now, the ACLU, who spends tremendous time, donations, and resources trying to remove Christianity from the public squae, is joining forces with CAIR to see to it that Koran's are used in courtrooms. (Hat tip, LGF):

N.C. — Traditionally, witnesses taking the stand in court are sworn in by placing their hand on the Bible.

But when Muslims in Guilford County, N.C., tried to donate copies of the Koran for courtroom use, judges turned them down.

Chief District Court Judge Joseph Turner says taking an oath on the Koran is not allowed by North Carolina state law, which specifies that witnesses shall place their hands on the “holy scriptures,” which he interprets as the Christian Bible.

“We’ve been doing it that way for 200 years,” he said. “Until the legislature changes that law, I believe I have to do what I’ve been told to do in the statutes.”

But the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the American Civil Liberties Union are challenging the Guilford County Courts.

“This was the first time that we had a judge ... going on record and stating unilaterally what is a holy scripture and what is not — what we believe to be a violation of the establishment clause,” said Arsalan Iftikhar of CAIR.

I understand that Muslims believe the Koran is their holy scripture, and that is, of course, ok with me. I don't mind that Muslims would prefer to swear upon the Koran, even if the Koran does recommend dissembling to the infidels. What are we going to do about it? We have freedom of religion in this country. We can not all of the sudden determine that there is freedom of religion for all, but Muslims.

However, what is shocking to me here, and really it shouldn't be shocking, is that the ACLU is promoting more religion in the public square. Well, I guess that just goes to show that religion is ok by the ACLU, as long as it isn't Christianity.

Some liberal group.