Diana Ronald-Szabo's Letters to the Editor

The Mountaineer, Waynesville, NC, Fri, Sept 1, 1989 

ACLU subverts moral values

To the editor:

In answer to the letter (8/14) dealing with what, in my opinion, seems to be the UNamerican (ooops, that was a slip of the typewriter's tongue) Civil Liberties Union, I would like to present the following facts:

The ACLU is working toward the termination of the tax-exempt status of churches, the removal of "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance, and the abolition of all obscenity laws. It supports abortion and the legalization of prostitution, homosexuality and marijuana. It supports marriage licenses to homosexuals and lesbians, and confidentiality concerning AIDS victims "because the major identifiable groups that are most at risk are deeply discriminated against."

The ACLU also opposes Christmas, Christmas carols and other religious observances (including prayer) in schools or on public property, and the rights of parents to make decisions concerning what their children learn in school. It denies school officials the right to search lockers for drugs, opposes movie and rock music rating systems. It is seeking to abolish military chaplains. There are many more issues too numerous to mention here.

With an agenda such as this, is the ACLU really acting in the best interests of our country when it attempts to do away with the traditional moral values on which this country was founded?

It seems as if God and His moral order are being eased out of our society. The libertine mentality is being promoted, making what is right wrong and what is wrong right. This mentality has penetrated our judicial system, giving vent to outrageous court decisions and instigating rebellion among our students. Our entertainment world is playing it up to the hilt and, yes, it has even penetrated some of our churches. And it's all being done with a misinterpretation of the First Amendment being used as its smokescreen.

How much longer will the American people tolerate this?

Diana Ronald-Szabo, Canton


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