Why PJI stands up to 'bullies' like the ACLU

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A California government is standing up to the ACLU for a victory that one attorney says could go beyond the county line.

Calaveras County earlier passed a resolution commending the Door of Hope pregnancy center for helping women, and in the words of the resolution, "helping to save the lives of our most vulnerable children." But in response, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) threatened a lawsuit, claiming government involvement in religion because the charity is Christian-based. The county refused to rescind the resolution, so the lawsuit was filed.

Dacus, Brad (PJI)Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) tells OneNewsNow there is clear protection for local governments to recognize all charities, "and yet the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation, they continue to file these lawsuits; they continually lose. -- That's the critical lesson to be learned when they engage in these bullying tactics to try to sterilize faith and people of faith and organizations of faith from the market place," he contends.

And Dacus believes a victory for Calaveras could have a ripple effect "not only for the state of California, but also for the rest of the country."

"We need to send a loud message to bullies like the ACLU and the religious freedom foundation, that they cannot file these actions and expect to prevail or expect local governments to be intimidated -- Not anymore," the PJI president submits. "That's why we have to stand up to them."

Pacific Justice Institute plans to offer whatever assistance is needed to help Calaveras County claim victory.

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