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SEMINARY UPROAR MEAN-SPIRITED

I'm not one of those who thinks the ACLU is the devil incarnate, but the recent uproar over the temporary use of West Jordan High School for seminary classes can only be described as mean-spirited. Wait, I was wrong. It can also be described as knee-jerk.

A building burns down, displacing hundreds of high school kids throughout the school day, and the best you can come up with is, "They can go without religious instruction in school and besides, there must be a nearby ward where they can go"?Defend our Bill of Rights, if you will - and I do appreciate your efforts - but remember, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction: For years people will remember that the ACLU (and the Society of Separationists) blew smoke so people would think there was another fire. This wasn't a case of state-sponsored religion. This was a case of people helping people in an emergency. In this instance, the people being helped were Mormon high school kids.

Carol Gnade, you and the ACLU have bigger fish to fry than this, don't you? Don't waste your political capital on a mere emergency response. Did you ever read the story of the boy who cried wolf?

Greg Taggart

Provo