The National Clergy Council and Faith and Action, two Washington, DC based organizations, will soon launch a campaign to expose the actions of the ACLU in a case involving the display of the Ten Commandments outside public schools in rural Adams County, Ohio.
After a seven-year legal battle, the ACLU succeeded in having the Ten Commandments displays forcibly removed, then sued this tiny, struggling school district for reimbursement of expenses. The court honored a settlement of $80,000.
The Reverend Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK) of the National Clergy Council released this statement today:
“Adams County is one of the poorest areas in Ohio with over 17% living in poverty, a nearly 8% unemployment rate and an adjusted per capita income of only $17,000. The ACLU takes in over $100 million each year and sits on top of nearly $180 million in income generating investments, meaning a low of $9 million in return. It is outrageous and obscene for a multi-million dollar corporation to pick the pockets of school children to add to their pot of gold.”
The combined campaign called “Operation Expose” will recruit tens of thousands of petitions from concerned citizens making three demands:
1) That the ACLU withdraw its claim on the kids of Adams County, OH.
2) That the federal courts cease acting as collection agents for the ACLU.
3) That concerned citizens act to stop abusive practices that enrich groups like the ACLU.
Reverend Schenck will personally deliver the collected petitions to ACLU headquarters and to the federal courts. He will also hold a public news conference in front of ACLU headquarters at the time of delivery.
Rev. Schenck is available for comment at 202-546-8329, extension 106, or, off hours at 703-447-1072 and 703-447-7686.
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