Apparently NASA’s legal department doesn’t have enough work to keep them busy.
The name of Jesus is not welcome in the Johnson Space Center newsletter, according to a complaint filed on behalf of a group of Christians who work for NASA.
The JSC Praise & Worship Club was directed by NASA attorneys to refrain from using the name ‘Jesus’ in club announcements that appeared in a Space Center newsletter.
Why? (emphasis in bold is mine)
Following is the complete posting that appeared in the May 28, 2015 edition of JSC Today:
Join with the praise and worship band “Allied with the Lord” for a refreshing set of spring praise and worship songs on Thursday, June 4, from 11:15 a.m. to noon in Building 57, Room 106. (The theme for this session will be “Jesus is our life!”) Prayer partners will be available for anyone who has need. All JSC civil servants and contractors are welcome.
“Soon after that, the legal department called the organizers and told them they could not use the name Jesus in their announcements,” Dys told me. “They said, no Jesus.”
The club’s leadership was told that “NASA would be censoring all future club announcements that featured the name, ‘Jesus’,” Liberty Institute alleged in its complaint letter.
NASA’s legal department explained that including the name ‘Jesus’ within the club’s announcement made that announcement “sectarian” or “denominational.”
They also alleged such announcements would cause NASA to violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
THAT is a huge pile of berning (I spelled that correctly) C-R-A-P. Back in 2010 Obama directed NASA to extend it’s infidel hand out to the Muslim world “to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering.” The word “Jesus” on an advertisement of a Christian club violates the first amendment, but this doesn’t?
I could see some saying the difference as the outreach being secularly based whereas the group’s activities are unequivocally religiously based. That doesn’t explain how the establishment clause is being violated. The fact that an organization hosts a Christian group and conducts Muslim (as opposed to Arab) outreach proves this false.
The truth isn’t that NASA cares about the first amendment, it’s that some anti-Christian axe-grinders in NASA are miserable and they want company.
no offense to the Muslim world, but isn’t it hard to “feel” anything about math and science when they’re too busy throwing murderous temper tantrums over cartoons?
I suspect that if NASA has the nerve to take this to court they’ll get legal dhimmi rears handed to them. The frightening thing is that this could change if Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton get 4-8 years of judicial appointments, including up to 4 SCOTUS justices.