Religious Right ‘Freedom & Liberty’ Group ACLJ Backed Russian ‘Gay Propaganda’ & Blasphemy Bans
Based on what Miranda Blue at Right Wing Watch, and others have pointed out, a better name for “the American Center for Law and Justice” would be “The American Center for Theocracy and Injustice.” It really sounds like the group has never met an anti gay law it didn’t like and the only cases when it seems to care about discrimination is when it thinks Christians are being discriminated against. Its also clearly opposed to secularism and refuses to accept the fact that the establishment clause mandates the Separation of Church and state. The group is also anti Muslim, and opposed the so called “Ground Zero Mosque.” Speaking of which, I wonder how these people feel about anti blasphemy laws in Muslim countries?
The American Center for Law and Justice, the group founded by televangelist Pat Robertson to be a right-wing counter to the American Civil Liberties Union, bills itself as a champion of the “ongoing viability of freedom and liberty in the United States and around the world.”
But the ACLJ - which has joined in the Religious Right chorus claiming that progressive policies are causing American Christians to lose their religious freedom - has never been so keen on the civil liberties of those with whom they disagree, especially in its work overseas.