Jewish Family Flees Delaware Town: Stop The ACLU Coalition Director "Pleased" By Outcome
After looking over various treatments of this emerging scandal, I've decided I like Richard Bartholomew's best : see Bartholomew's Notes On Religion
. The only details I'd add to Richard's account
[Talk To Action version], below, are these : two families seem to have fled the town of Indian River MD., amidst alleged death threats and threats of violence [one family has remained anonymous] and the Dobrich family has sold its home in the town and completely relocated to another area. Further, the Stop The ACLU Coalition
also has been doing significant work in the recent campaign accusing the New York Times and the Washington Post of treason
, and that, besides being "pleased" by the Indian River outcome, Stop The ACLU is no doubt pleased with its new radio show
UPDATE, and a followup:
PLease see the update on this story Richard Bartholomew has kindly posted and also my comment attached to Richard's update. Excerpt:
A few days ago, as this story was heating up, I posted an idea - that the bloggers who say they support the "Stop The ACLU Coalition" should simply be asked, directly and politely - one by one as individuals with their own voices - whether they thought the outcome in Indian River was a good thing. I only emailed few people - 7 in all - and only received a response from one person, whose views I sharply differed with but who was willing to post his views and who was, in the email exchange, quite polite.
However, nothing more than my call for such an undertaking - which really could have only worked if many joined in, because one person alone cannot serve as any sort of collective moral voice - had an unexpected result. Others in the group of 200 bloggers listed as supporting the "Stop The ACLU Coalition" stepped up as voices of moral clarity to shame an entrenched few who chose to hunker down and defend their behavior.
When I called for such a project, there were voices on the left who told me that my idea was pointless because the group in question was "extreme" and all the same......
[ Richard Bartholomew writes ]
br / >Stop the ACLU Director "Pleased" with Role in Jewish Family's Flight
A couple of days ago Bruce Wilson posted on a story broken by Jews on First about a Jewish family who had allegedly been forced to leave town after complaining about aggressive proselytising by the local Indian River School District in Delaware. One detail which was not included by Jews on First, but which I picked up on via a commentator at Dispatches from the Culture Wars, was that an organisation named the "Stop the ACLU Coalition" (STACLU) had publicised the family's home address and phone number, in order to "expose" them as "ACLU plaintiffs". STACLU's denunciation wasn't even accurate - the ACLU has given the family some support, but they are in fact being represented by a Wilmington law firm.
Jesus' General has now contacted STACLU director Nedd Kareiva, to congratulate him for his part in what he calls the "Indian River Pogrom":
...I think you deserve partial credit for making that happen. After all, you did publish their name, address, and phone number on your web site (see screen cap below) as part of your "Expose ACLU Plaintiffs" project. It certainly wouldn't be much of a stretch to say that such information gave people the means they needed to drive the Dobrich family from their home...
Kareiva responds to the General (emphases added):
Pogrom? I'm not sure I want to call it that. That is not an appropriate term, however, I am pleased that we had an effect in this case. We have others we want to put up on the site to shame them but have not gotten around to it. And I'm not so sure I can take credit for it. However, if an ACLU speaker was booed, that's music to my ears.....
story now running at Crooks and Liars and The Daily Kos : see Jesus' General, Bartholomew's Note's On Religion, and Talk To Action for recently uncovered aspects of this scandal
Here's the blurb, from the Stop The ACLU Coalition website, on their new radio show. I believe it's only an internet stream.
Stop The ACLU Radio Show
by Jay on 07-02-06 @ 3:58 pm Filed under ACLU, War On Terror, 1st Amendment, Boyscouts, Child Exploitation, News
If you havenít heard yet, a huge line up of conservative bloggers will now be getting their own talk radio shows on Wide Awakes Radio. The launch is on the 4th of July, and we will have our first show next Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. That will be a weekly show for the time being. We are doing some testing right now if you wanna listen in. Just click on the wideawakes radio icon in the left sidebar. Our show will be hosted by me, Misha from Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiller, and our other main contributor here Gribbit who put together this little promo video for our show. Tune in! [ Link ]