The usual suspects, the ACLU, have launched an attack on Florida's Gov. Crist for placing a Jewish Mezuzah outside his office doorway. Crist hung the Mezuzah, made of Jerusalem stone, outside his office after receiving it as a gift from state Rep. Adam Hasner, a Jewish Republican from Delray Beach who accompanied the governor on a recent trade mission to Israel.
"The problem is that if he says yes to this religious symbol, he's not going to be able to say no to any other religious symbol," said Howard Simon, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida.
Well duh??? Why wouldn't any other elected politician not be able to put a religious symbol on their door? Isn't that what freedom of expression is all about?
The ACLU points to the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court issued a series of recent rulings prohibiting courts from displaying the Ten Commandments and restricting governmental displays of religious symbols. But these symbols were restricted from the building halls not personal office doors.
My question is why does the leadership of the ACLU, on a national level, have such a big problem with religion? Why do they spend so much time and money on making cities remove the cross from the skyline of their city just because a church is part of the actual skyline? Who's civil rights are violated because of a cross in the picture of a skyline? Who's civil rights are violated because a governor hangs a beautiful Jewish gift on his door?
Is this civil justice or just plain angry intolerance?