The ACLU will stand up and fight for the rights of men who want to go out in public in thong underwear, but will sue a five year old child for saying grace over her lunch in the school lunchroom. And they’ll take tax payer money to do it.
The American Civil Liberties Union will file suit today on behalf of six men who were arrested when they stripped down to thongs and made a human pyramid in anticipation of President Bush’s motorcade.
The demonstration in Lancaster County, Pa., on July 9 was meant to mimic the pyramid prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad were forced to make at the hands of American military personnel.
According to a statement from the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the lawsuit charges that police officers from East Lampeter Township’s police department, state troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police and federal agents violated the men’s constitutional rights by illegally arresting them to suppress a peaceful, symbolic political protest against the president. . . . . . .
So, let me get this straight. The mere sight of a Christian symbol on a flag or in front of a public building is offensive, and therefore unconstitutional, but a pyramid of men in revealing underwear isn’t offensive, and is protected free speech. Interesting how that works.