For God And Country Forever Surrender To The ACLU Never” I had benefit of getting an interview with Mr. Reese Lloyd, a former ACLU lawyer affiliated with largest Veterans Organization in America, American Legions. When I called media relations department there and inquired about their support for Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005 , this is man they referred me to. I soon found out why. This was a very passionate, wise, and well spoken man.
I first inquired of his history with ACLU, how he became employed with them, and why he eventually disassociated himself with them. He informed me that he had worked two janitor jobs while attending law school. One day ACLU did some kind of fellowship interview, and he was given an internship with them. He eventually went on to be on their staff. He focused in area of worker’s rights with special attention to deprivation of speech in workplace…such as whistleblowers.
So why did he leave them? He said, “it was in part because around that time they established a separation of Church and State Staff Position.” He informed me that, “This was funded by Norman Lear and several other Hollywood millionaires.” It seems even back then that Hollywood sided with secular left. He went on to say that, “the very purpose of this staff position was to push “establishment clause” lawsuits against government.”
At this point he got pretty fired up, and dominated conversation for a while. I didn’t mind…what he had to say was passionate and cut right to truth of things.
“I think it is important that we shouldn’t forget that we had a civil rights movement that was needed in our history at time. I was around to see segregated bathrooms. There were black and white water fountains. You could sit at a lunch counter next to someone like Charles Manson because he was white, but not someone like Martin Luther King Jr. because he was black. The ACLU played a helpful role in civil rights movement defending these people, and I can’t turn my back on that. I have to give credit where credit is due.”
“But….that being said, what they have done in past is completely eviscerated by what they do in present. The ACLU has become a fanatical anti-faith Taliban of American religious secularism.”
I don’t think I could have come up with a better more colorful description myself. I think I will be sending him a Stop The ACLU T-Shirt. But wait…he was just getting warmed up! He went on to say….
“I have done more cases for minorities and civil rights violations myself than whole bunch of them put together. I was in trenches of Civil Rights movement. They can’t tell me anything about civil rights. We did that 40 years ago, and we accomplished that goal. There are now laws protecting people from those things we fought against. The Civil Rights movement has now taken some crazed “Jesse Jackson” turn to point that often it is now white people that are being discriminated against.”