Thursday, October 13, 2005

Hostettler Teams Up Again With Religious Wing Nuts To Stop ACLU

Agape News is reporting that Indiana Congressman John Hostettler (R) is teaming up with Christian extremists to block the ACLU from bringing Establishment Clause cases. Congressman Hostettler is proposing legislation to amend The Civil Rights' Attorney's Fees Act of 1976 to prohibit prevailing parties from being awarded attorney's fees in religious establishment cases, but not in other civil rights filings.

Agape News says that the Center for Reclaiming America is "mobilizing more than 100,000 Americans to urge Congress to curb the ACLU" by passing Hostettler's legislation. The petition calls for "a stand against the ACLU's radical agenda, which undermines our nation's moral and religious heritage."

Hostettler tried unsuccessfully to pass similar legislation in 2003, but it failed to even make it out of committee. Supporters are more confident of its passage this time. The report said,
"[S]upporters are hopeful that the current legislation will pass this session because of the more conservative makeup of the current Congress, as well as escalating calls to curb activist judges, particularly on matters of religion."

That pesky First Amendment to the Constitution. It's always getting in the way of the religious zealots. What would we do without it?

1 comment:

Robert Thompson said...

Anyone who fights the nuts at the ACLU deserves a handshake!