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First Things Biography

Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

“The reason the ACLU goes to extremes with unsettling regularity is that the ACLU is an extremist organization…. As for our opinion, we would no more support the ACLU for the little good it may occasionally do than we would support Louis Farrakhan because he encourages black men to wear a shirt and tie.”

June 2005


“First Things is published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute.”

“Mission Statement,” (accessed Oct. 18, 2007)


“[T]o advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.”

“Mission Statement,” (accessed Oct. 18, 2007)

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Quoted in:
  1. Would Amending the US Constitution to Allow for a Moment of Silence or Voluntary Prayer in Public School Undermine the First Amendment?
  2. Should the US Constitution Be Amended to Prohibit Same-Sex Marriage?