Thursday, November 25, 2004

Not in THIS Post Office, you don't!

You know how contracted post offices work, don't you?

If a town isn't large enough for the Post Office to build and staff a facility, they look to businesses or other organizations to contract the service out to.

Could be an office supply store, a grocery store, even a restaurant. Obviously the store owner continues to conduct his business the way he wants, within the city ordinances, and can decorate his store or office any way he danged well pleases.

In this case, the Post Office contracted with a company called Sincerely Yours, operated by the Full Gospel Interdenominational Church.

You can see it coming, can't you?

Some mistreated religionphobe spotted a picture of Christ on the wall or something, became extremely upset and ran screaming to the ACLU.

Briefcases at the ready, boys? Billing meter running? Got get 'em.......!!!

ACLU Files Challenge to Religion-Themed Post Office in Connecticut Town

October 3, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
HARTFORD -- The Connecticut Civil Liberties Union today filed a federal lawsuit against the United States Postal Service, saying that a contract postal unit in the town of Manchester is replete with Christian religious symbols, messages and images.

"Consumers have a right to use government services without being proselytized," said attorney Philip Tegeler of the CCLU. "In appearing to endorse the religious message of a particular church, the government is sanctioning actions explicitly prohibited by the Constitution." 

In addition to the United States Postal Service, the lawsuit also names the United States Postmaster General and the Postmaster of the Manchester Postal Office as defendants....."

As addendum , I went to our local "contracted" Post Office in a nearby shopping center recently to buy some stamps.

It's located in a small office supply/gift shop operated by an enterprising Jewish fellow named Lou.

Lou is a hard working, good natured fellow but his jaw dropped open when I told him about the contracted Post Office in New Hampshire that was being sued by the ACLU to remove all religious displays.

I pointed out some Christmas cards displayed in a rack near the window and told him that he was in direction violation of the constitutional mandate requiring the separation of church and state.

I also told him, good humoredly, that one day he'd likely receive a visit from the local ACLU chapter and he would be required to either take the Christmas cards out or give up his Postal contract.

He blinked and stammered for a moment and the customers in the store turned to see his response.

He finally said "Well I can tell you right now who I'd be "taking out"!!

The customers laughed and one black gentleman said "Amen brother"!

The ACLU is doing a wonderful job of bringing the American people together..........

14 comments:

Legend said...

Just checking in to let you know the place looks nice, and I'll check back in later when I can really read your post and respond.

bedrocktruth said...

Thanks, buddy.....

The Liberal Avenger said...

All right!

Budsdad said...

Great posting Bedrock. The ACLU seems to have declared war on Christianity. I remember when the organization had guts, however. As I recall they once defended the rights of the despicable George Lincoln Rockwell. Today, they sic their lawyers on Boy Scouts and little old ladies trying to put up manger scenes in town squares, while turning their backs on the second amendment.

bedrocktruth said...

Yep. And I truly believe the American people are finally fed up with it. You saw some of that in the recent election and the red tide is going to rise even higher in 2008 unless the Democrats disassociate themselves from the ACLU moonbats...

runr53 said...

This probably doesn't gel with this specific item but had to tell you Mr. Bedrock truth, I know a rel live moonbat that fits your description as to the part of "never having gone to the moon". He also believes in the "black helicopters" theories, too funny. Like your ideas!

bedrocktruth said...

Thanks, runr53.......

Anonymous said...

budsdad says, and bedrock agrees, that "the ACLU seems to have declared war on Christianity."

sorry to disappoint you guys but you've got the ACLU confused with some other group. the ACLU works, on behalf of a multitude of different people, entities and points of view, in defense of the Constitution of the United States. i absolutely agree, on its face, this was a completely ridiculous lawsuit. but what do you ACTUALLY know about that specific case. do we know that people were free from proselyzation while they were buying their stamps? sure, we can all agree that if the case is as simple as stated in that short newspaper story, yeah, it is a waste of taxpayer money and a headache for one specific contract post office and potential headache for others. i'm not really sure at this point what being a moonbat means (i read the 101) because i'm feeling a lot of knee-jerk hostility here around the aclu and "war on christianity."

i am really infuriated every time the aclu steps up to bat for the klan, for instance. other people get really ripped when the aclu steps up for larry flint or the store that sells sex toys.

i had the impression from the postings to "pascal's wager" that folks here were more open minded and less inclined to throw brickbats at the slightest imagined provocation.

Anonymous said...

Matt, Portland, OR

RE: Anonymous (4:23 PM time tag)... you're right and wrong. By the time ACLU finishes with a case it seems that they alienate (for ref: To cause to become unfriendly or hostile; estrange: alienate a friend; alienate potential supporters by taking extreme positions) more groups of people from each other. Almost sounds like a recipie for future civil disunity, ya think???

Nice site, by the way

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