The ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice),
A supposed group whose mission statement is: " ACLJ focuses on constitutional and human rights law worldwide. Based in Washington, D.C., with affiliated offices in Israel, Russia, Kenya, France, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe, the ACLJ is pro-life and dedicated to the ideal that religious freedom and freedom of speech are inalienable, God-given rights for all people. The ACLJ engages legal, legislative, and cultural issues by implementing an effective strategy of advocacy, education, and litigation that includes representing clients before the Supreme Court of the United States and international tribunals around the globe."
Really what they are doing is performing a "money grab" for Jay Sekulow their lead council. The purport to help anyone that is experiencing "religious persecution" or is having their rights to religion impinged. Really, what they are doing is defending the rights of ONLY Evangelical Christians. Take the recent case in Hawaii where a Santoria church was barred from practicing their religion. Did the ACLJ jump in to help? NO! The Catholics, The Mormons and the ACLU jumped in and helped them since they saw this as impinging on EVERYONES Freedom of expression.
Where was the ACLJ? Nowhere, why? Because it wasn't a CHRISTIAN case! That's right people, if you aren't evangelical, don't bother contacting them, they aren't there for you, eventhough they CLAIM they are!
This isn't the big issue I have with them. The issue I have is this:
On their current radio and TV broadcasts they are asking their listeners to "sign a petition to save Pastor Yousef in Iran". When you call to sign their "petition" they ask you to donate $100 or more to help them in this fight. Now, we all know that Iran is NOT going to listen to a group of Evangelical crackpots and back off of executing ONE man in Iran! ACLJ is promising a "strongly worded letter" to Secretary of State Clinton urging her to pressure Iran to stop the execution. Guess what? If Iran won't stop building nuclear weapons, are they going to worry about a letter to Clinton? NO!
Save your money, feed your children and tell ACLJ and Jay Sekulow to Fuck off!
He doesn't need another house. (he has 3)
He doesn't need another car (he has several)
He already has a private plane.
He doesn't need to line his pool with gold.
He doesn't need your $$ to send a letter, he has enough for a fucking stamp!
Enough with the money grab already.
Matter of fact, call them and tell them how you FEEL! Go to the link at the top, and call their 800 number and let them know how you feel. Let them know they CANT have your money!
Greedy religion at it again!