July 4, 2006

Religious persecution masquerading as hatred against the ACLU. Jesus General finds this heartbreaking story about a Jewish family that is forced to move out of town because...they are Jewish.

A large Delaware school district promoted Christianity so aggressively that a Jewish family felt it necessary to move to Wilmington, two hours away, because they feared retaliation for filing a lawsuit. The complaint recounts a raucous crowd that applauded the board's opening prayer and then, when sixth-grader Alexander Dobrich stood up to read a statement, yelled at him "take your yarmulke off!" His statement, read by Samantha, confided "I feel bad when kids in my class call me Jew boy."

...A former board member suggested that Mona Dobrich might "disappear" like Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the atheist whose Supreme Court case resulted in ending organized school prayer. She disappeared in 1995 and her dismembered body was found six years later.The crowd booed an ACLU speaker and told her to "go back up north."
In the days after the meeting the community poured venom on the Dobriches. Callers to the local radio station said the family they should convert or leave the area. Someone called them and said the Ku Klux Klan was nearby.

Read JC's email exchange with Nedd Kareiva who is pretty proud of himself.

Richard Bartholomew documents the entire story:

Alex Dobrich claims that he was called “Christ-killer” by classmates; the school board’s lawyer, Thomas Neuberger of the Rutherford Institute, suggests that Dobrich is lying. One website, the Stop the ACLU Coalition, decided to publicise the Dobriches’ home address and phone number, as part of an “Expose the ACLU Plaintiff” campaign....read on

Charles Johnson won two awards from the Jerusalem Post Blog/the Jewish & Israel Blog-so I hope he takes up their case.

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