‘This assault on religious freedom is yet another example of the ACLU’s
crusade to eradicate any public recognition of America’s spiritual
heritage.’ Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
WASHINGTON, April 0 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — The Louisiana American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is recommending that officials at a public school in New Orleans be “fined or jailed” for failing to stop prayer before a high school baseball game last month. ACLU of Louisiana executive director Joe Cook says that
prayer at a school related function is “un-American and immoral.”
Last month, the Louisiana ACLU asked Judge Ginger Berrigan to hold the
same school board in contempt for allowing an elementary school student to
recite the Lord’s Prayer before its meeting. This ruling was denounced by
Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco but is being appealed.
Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council released the following
“This assault on religious freedom is yet another example of the ACLU’s
crusade to eradicate any public recognition of America’s spiritual heritage.
I applaud the students, parents, and school board for standing firm in the
face of the ACLU’s intimidation and threats.
“While our high school campuses have become virtual battle grounds, the
ACLU has fixed its sights not on the perpetrators of violence but on those who
would allow prayer. When the latest school shooting took place yesterday in
Texas the students and dazed administrators didn’t turn to the ACLU or the
courts to be consoled but to local ministers who were summoned to the school
to pray and counsel with the students.
“If the ACLU and the courts would stop attacking students who are praying,
we might very well have fewer violent criminals preying upon their