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Mother Schlafly wants to b*tch-slap the ACLU

In January I reported on Phyllis Schlafly’s Conservative Agenda for 2005, in an edition of the House Blend’s “Get To Know Your American Taliban” series. She’s hard at work now in March, flapping her gums over her ludicrous agenda item that was at the top of her list, under the heading “Curb Supremacist Judges.” She wants the ACLU to be prohibited from receiving funds for any cases involving church/state issues. Mother Schlafly, whose son John is openly g-a-y (just so you know — there’s an interesting family dynamic), pulls no wingnut punches. Paging Nurse Ratched…(AgapePress):

Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum says the American Civil Liberties Union is getting rich at the expense of religious expression. She contends that the ACLU is stuffing its coffers with money gained by challenging the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance and Ten Commandments displays in various public buildings around the United States, and she wants something done about it. “Congress should repeal the law that allows the ACLU to collect attorneys fees when they have these Pledge of Allegiance and Ten Commandments cases,” she says. Schlafly believes U.S. lawmakers should amend the law so that the organization could not benefit monetarily from challenges to the acknowledgement of God under the establishment clause. According to the pro-family spokeswoman, the ACLU litigants are making millions of dollars from these court challenges — especially when they manage to get an activist judge to hear the case. But Schlafly says the law was never intended as a financial tool to generate windfalls for the ACLU or anyone else.

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