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Where Was Hawaii’s Fear Of The ACLU On Islam Day? | Founding Bloggers

Where Was Hawaii’s Fear Of The ACLU On Islam Day?

January 21, 2011

Gateway Pundit is reporting that the Hawaii Legislature has banned prayer, out of fear of suffering an ACLU lawsuit.

Hawaii Becomes First State to Banish Daily Prayer In Senate

Fearing a possible court challenge, Hawaii’s state Senate has voted to silence the daily prayer offered before each session began — making it the first state legislative body in the nation to halt the practice.

A citizen’s complaint had prompted the American Civil Liberties Union last summer to send the Senate a letter noting that its invocations often referenced Jesus Christ, contravening the separation of church and state.

Leaving us to wonder where their fear of the ACLU was when they enacted Islam Day:

File Under WTF?! Hawaii Legislation Declares 9/24/09 “Islam Day”

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to celebrate “Islam Day” — over the objections of a few lawmakers who said they didn’t want to honor a religion connected to Sept. 11, 2001.

The resolution to proclaim Sept. 24, 2009, as Islam Day passed the Senate on a 22-3 vote.

They weren’t too afraid of State endorsed religion back then. They must have had a change of heart. A conversion if you will.

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