Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia, on behalf of individual plaintiffs, is suing the School Board of Giles County, Virginia, over a display that contains the Ten Commandments as one of eleven historic documents.
Liberty Counsel will represent the school board on Monday, May 7, in the summary judgment hearing. I am calling on the Liberty Counsel team for prayer – Mat.
The ACLU of Virginia sued the Giles County School Board after the Board adopted an “open forum” policy, which permits the display of historical documents by private individuals or groups.
A privately-sponsored historical display consisting of eleven documents, one of which is the Ten Commandments, was posted in Narrows High School (Narrows is a small community near the West Virginia border, not too far from Blacksburg and Virginia Tech).
The additional ten documents in the “Foundations of American Law and Government” display include such items as the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, and the Mayflower Compact.
An “offended” parent and student have partnered with the ACLU to have the display of the Ten Commandments removed – even though the Ten Commandments is listed in Virginia’s secular schoolbooks as being among the core contributing principles of several civilizations, including the Hebrew people, and among the foundational elements of our own laws and government.
The “Foundations of American Law and Government” display has been upheld by multiple federal courts of appeal. It is clearly appropriate to include the Ten Commandments in a display on law, because there is no dispute that this ancient code helped shape American law and government.
As Liberty Counsel’s lead constitutional attorney, I will argue in federal court on Monday in defense of the Giles County School Board.
Lee S, I’m asking you to do two things right now…
FIRST, please pray!
The Liberty Counsel Litigation Team and I need prayer for strength to do the best possible job in this latest battle with the ACLU over the Ten Commandments. EVERY fight with the ACLU is crucially important because any ground they get will make them stronger in our next confrontation.
We never forget that prayer has been a vital part of Liberty Counsel’s litigation successes – especially against the ACLU. I never take any outcome for granted, even though the law is clearly against the ACLU’s twisted position on this issue.
SECOND, will you prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible gift right now so our team can continue to fight against the attacks of the ACLU and the activities of other radical legal groups, many of which are affiliated or highly cooperative with the ACLU?
Your financial support will keep our legal team engaged in stopping the ACLU from criminalizing Christianity and in good shape to advance other key legal positions and public policy initiatives in which we are engaged.
PLEASE consider a special gift to Liberty Counsel of any amount to meet this critical need:
++The ACLU is a daunting, deep-pocketed adversary.
Amazingly, the ACLU spent over 100 million dollars on their misguided mission last year alone!
As I’ve said many times before, the ACLU has an enormous war chest – far larger than their single-year expenditure in 2011 – and a formidable army of seasoned litigators. They can (and usually do) put a lot of “boots on the ground” when they want to bully a local school system into submission!
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++America has badly strayed from our original course.
As I mentioned in my message on the National Day of Prayer yesterday, our nation was founded upon Christian principles by men and women who held God’s Word, including the Ten Commandments, in high esteem – and America prospered as a result.
Tragically, I believe America has all but turned from its Christian founding and has left behind its rich heritage of godly leadership. I believe our country is experiencing the consequences of a severe moral decline that only God can correct…
That is why I am calling all Americans who stand with Liberty Counsel to commit to pray in this pivotal year that will literally determine the course of our nation – from Thursday, May 3, to Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
And that includes, of course, our confrontation with the ACLU in Giles County, Virginia, this Monday. Please remember my special prayer request!
God bless you for your spiritual and financial support – and all the other ways you help empower Liberty Counsel to perform our God-ordained mission.
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
P.S. Please pray for me and our litigation team as we once again enter federal court against the ACLU. Also, please consider a special financial gift to keep us strong in this pivotal year!
Without your financial support, we are weakened when we stand against deep-pocketed organizations like the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and these days, even the United States Department of Justice!
Saturday, May 5, 2012
ACLU HATES 10 COMMANDMENTS AS THEY HATE MORALITY!
ACLU puts Ten Commandments on trial!