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Without A CLU

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Jun 30, 2004

The ACLU has discovered a new assault on the Bill of Rights: A Virginia law that bans nude camps for teenagers.

You can see their logic immediately, I'm sure. Allow the legislature to prevent teenagers from running around naked together, and pretty soon they'll be banning apple pie and baseball.

I'm not making this up. The actual quote from the ACLU representative is:

Using the overall logic of this law, legislators are now free to prevent children from swimming, playing baseball or riding a bus.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: - Jun. 30, 2004 8:13 PM ET USA

    "Curiouser and curiouser" -- through the looking glass, we see and hear from the ACLU the strangest equivocations: now the unwholesome penchant for unrestricted nudity is matter-of-factly included with healthy and unwaveringly neutral activities like swimming, playing baseball, etc., the issue being, curiously enough, one of a "right to privacy".

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Jun. 30, 2004 2:41 PM ET USA

    Dear Mr. Lawler, Why Phil...! I'm surprised...! We practice insanity within the Church..., Why shouldn't the ACLU be allowed to practice insanity outside of it???