MOST of the time, I guess

MOST of the time, I guess

Hold up. Wait a minute!

It’s official. Stop the presses. HiScrivener has incontrovertibly seen it all. No spin, no positioning. The ACLU has taken sides with a church near Pittsburgh.

That’s right, Wall Watchers… WITH A CHURCH!

Evidently, the Anti-Christianer, American Civil Liberties Union got tired of that bum rap not living up to their and has decided to finally do so, according to the aforementioned story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The ACLU claims in a federal lawsuit filed this afternoon that a Jefferson County borough improperly enforced its zoning code, thereby denying a church its right to freely practice its religious ministry to help the homeless. Filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of the First Apostles Doctrine Church, the suit claims Brookville Borough’s refusal to permit the church to house homeless persons in its parsonage is discriminatory and violates the U.S. Constitution and federal and state law.

All I can say – with a grievous lump in my throat – is “Go ACLU Go!”

Are you kidding me? Jefferson County has such a weed for their homeless that they would rather see them languish in the subway, take up park benches as “home” and build cardboard boxes on City Hall’s steps than, oh, I don’t know, see a local church shelter them, take them off the street and possibly help them become productive citizens again?

Just a thought. Apparently a fleeting one to the dolts who run the forsaken county.

The issue came to a head in the summer when the zoning officer for the borough of 4,600 residents cited the Rev. Wisor for violating the code by allowing three homeless men to live in the parsonage of the 111-year-old church. Following an Aug. 5 hearing, a district judge fined the pastor $500.

Shame on that pastor for honoring ecumenical patronage and all that hyped-up “doing unto the least of these” crap. Throw the book at him. Whoa! Not that Book. You wouldn’t want him reading it and following the parables, right, Big Brother?

Good thing the economy is in the toliet and there are so many foreclosures across the country. Otherwise, the ACLU would probably sue the First Apostles Doctrine Church for excess of outreach and forcing conversion. Ah well, at least we got ’em this time, if even for a while.

  1. wickle says:

    I seem to think that a few years ago, the ACLU took up a case when a girl was told that she couldn’t sing “Awesome God” in a school talent show, too.

    I think that they take up one such case every 4-5 years just so that they have a token example to prove that they’re not all that bad.

    Still, it’s nice to see them pick this one up. One has to wonder why the county thinks they’re serving anyone’s interests by telling a church that they can’t house some homeless.

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