Well, I’m sure some will try and make such a claim – but it just ain’t so.
First the story: The Fremont (Nebraska) Public School District had banned certain necklaces from its schools after hearing from local police that gangs were using them as identifying markers. So when a 12 year old girl showed up for classes wearing a necklace that fit the description, she was told to remove it while at school. The Nebraska branch of the ACLU is siding with the girl and her parents against the school policy.
Amy Miller, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, said Monday that the ban raises “serious concerns” about children’s religious liberty.
“Students have the right to express their faith in public schools,” Miller said. “Whether a student wants to wear a crucifix, a rosary or another symbol, it is wrong for school officials to interfere.
“We understand the serious concerns about gangs in schools, but Fremont Public Schools should demonstrate there is a concrete gang connection before shutting down a student’s free speech and religious rights.”
How many will believe the heading for this post? The ACLU has been demonised as the enemy of religion for so long that far too many will believe any lie about it.