Believe it or not, the AMERICAN COMMUNIST LIBERTIES UNION has threatened the Gwinnett County, Georgia school system for having an internet filtering system on school computers that blocks access to pornographic websites. In blocking students' access to pornographic websites, the filtering system also blocks access to gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual websites (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION ARTICLE). It's a well-known fact these sites are pornographic and very explicit, and certainly not appropriate for school-age children.
To show the extremes to which the ACLU will go to further it's extreme left-wing agenda, here are a couple of quotes. The first is from the legal director of the ACLU Georgia, Chara Jackson. Speaking of the homosexual, transgender, and bisexual websties, Ms. Jackson said in her letter to the Gwinnett County School Board, "If you continue to censor these websites, you could be subject to legal liability and the expense of litigation." Use of the threat of causing a very expensive court battle is a frequent tactic. The ACLU hopes that a local government will cave in to their demands to save money. Ms. Jackson also said "the use of a filter that blocks access to websites about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues 'doesn't serve a legitimate purpose.' " on the grounds that it violates the First Amendment and the Equal Access Act the requires equal access to school resources for extracurricular clubs.
"No legitimate purpose." Really? Preventing school children from accessing pornographic websites serves "no legitimate purpose?" This shows just how warped their reasoning is.
What makes this even more ludicrous is that the filtering complies with guidelines contained in the Federal Children's Internet Protection Act, which means that if these left wingnuts are successful in court, then school systems everywhere could have to grant access to such websites.
Since of the ACLU's assertions is "equal access", let's look at a hypothetical scenario. If this was an extracurricular Christian club rather than the gay-straight alliance at Brookwood High School, and the organizer of the group complained to the ACLU about not having access to Christian websites on school computers, do you think the ACLU would raise any objection whatsoever? Not a chance.
The ACLU had originally given the Gwinnett County school system until this past Monday to respond, but extended the deadline according to an ARTICLE posted by the Gwinnett Daily Post. The school board has not responded to the ACLU's demands yet.
As we have seen before, public opposition will stop them. Whether or not you are a resident of Gwinnett County does not matter. You still have very much a vested interest in this if you have children in school. It's time to organize, and creating a Facebook page or group would be a great place to start. It happened in King, North Carolina and Cherokee County, Georgia recently, it can happen this time. Organize, then contact every news media outlet you can to publicize your group and gain support in other areas other than locally. Be sure to show overwhelming support to the Gwinnett County School Board for maintaining the smut filters. Click HERE for a listing of the superintendent, school board members, and how to contact them.
The leftists can be stopped, and outward public opposition is the way to do it. We don't need to run and hide every time the ACLU says, "boo".