Why so Sensitive?

Rate this post

An "offensive" image

ACLU Threatens N.J. High School With Legal Action Over Graduation at Christian-Owned Site

Once again, the ACLU proves it is nothing more than an organization determined to promote their liberal agendas. And that includes doing everything they can to assault Christianity.
Via FoxNews: A New Jersey high school with a 70-year tradition of hosting graduation ceremonies in a historic auditorium is standing firm against legal threats from the ACLU, which claims the event violates the separation of church and state because of the Christian-owned site’s religious displays.
For generations, graduates of Neptune High School have walked down the aisle of the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, where the impressive 6,500-seat venue dominates the landscape of one of the area’s most historic beach towns. Built in 1894, the auditorium is owned and operated by the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, a Methodist group that owns not just the building, but all of the land beneath every home and structure in town.
The ACLU of New Jersey threatened legal action against the Neptune school district after an attendee at last year’s graduation ceremony took offense to the building’s religious symbols and Christian-based references — among them a 20-foot white cross above the auditorium’s entrance. The ACLU asked the school to remove or cover up the cross and three other religious signs, arguing their visibility during a public school event is a First Amendment violation.
School officials responded by agreeing to change the graduation program to remove the student-led invocation and two hymns — one titled “Onward Christian Soldiers” — to rid the ceremony of any religious references.
“The program was not of a religious nature — it was more tradition than anything else,” said Neptune Public Schools Superintendent David Mooij. “But we decided we would change the program and delete the things this individual found offensive.”
Removing or covering up the cross was another matter. The Camp Association said it could not cover the cross, said to have been a gift from movie director Woody Allen, who used the auditorium during shooting for the 1980 film “Stardust Memories.” Nor would they cover up the two illuminated indoor signs – “Holiest to the Lord” and “So Be Ye Holy” – which are said to be the oldest operating electric signs in America.

 “The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association is a Christian ministry, and we can’t change who we are,” said Scott Hoffman, the group’s chief operating officer. “We want this tradition to keep going as badly as anyone, but not at the expense of who we are.”
 
Mooij said the school board received a letter on Thursday from the ACLU saying they would “likely have to take legal recourse” if their demands to cover the cross and signs were not met.
 
The Great Auditorium, a nationally recognized landmark, is steeped in history. The building has hosted Ulysses S. Grant and six other U.S. presidents, as well as 27 of New Jersey’s governors. Mark Twain was a member of the auditorium’s board of directors, and religious leaders like the Rev. Billy Graham have spoken there. As for now, Mooij said the school has every intention of sticking with its graduation plans.
 
Good for the school!  They received ONE complaint from ONE individual that was offended and now must change their venue because ONE person is so sensitive?  The ACLU’s assault on Christianity continues while they go so far as to claim that there isn’t a “Sharia Threat” to our society. I’d say that the ACLU is the greatest threat to our American society.
DCG
Please follow and like us:
0
 

0 responses to “Why so Sensitive?

  1. ACLU is a threat to society,stand your ground New Jersey. ACLU needs to be cut off at the head. Maybe Chris Christie will run them the hek out of there.

     
  2. Ourlocal high school choir sang in my Methodist church last Sunday, and all four of their songs were religioous. They performed their end-of-year concert last night at First Baptist Church. This is the same group they prays before they travel for a school trip. ACLU— that’s the way we do things here!!!

     
  3. I have attended services and concerts in the Ocean Grove Auditorium. It is an amazing structure. Being in Ocean Grove one can experience spiritual renewal, regardless of one’s faith. The history and practice of the Methodist faith is strong through out the community. I hope that the Board of Education will be able to uphold their tradition. I hope that Christianity will be able to survive the onslaught of evil that we are faced with on a daily basis.

     

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *