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AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE INC
January 23, 2010

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) claims to defend Religious liberty (“Religious” referring to the Christian Religion, and understood in the same sense as America’s founders understood it). They essentially try to undo all the damage done by the ACLU (a communist front organization). Their lead attorney, Jay Seculow, apparently has taken cases all the way to the Supreme Court and won some of them! However, I have had a bad experience with the ACLJ. Having been a faithful, yearly donor for at least the last 7 years, and in October (2009) having been confronted with a legal problem that I understood to be closely tied to Religious liberty (my Christian Faith), I called their legal help-line. Instead of being allowed to explain my concern, I was rudely interrogated by a minimalist personality who appeared to be more interested in marginalizing my concern than in hearing what my concern was! He hung up on me while I was in mid-sentence. Being troubled at the incongruity between this man’s behavior and the ostensible objectives of the ACLJ, I wrote a certified letter to the ACLJ asking for clarification. After they refused to answer my first letter, I wrote a second letter, not certified this time. Again they have not responded; and in fact they have apparently removed me from their mailing list –- something I had NOT asked them to do. Add to this the fact that they send copious numbers of alarming communications; and they have been unabashed at asking for huge sums of money –- they once called me on the telephone and asked for $1000 –- I now have grave concerns about whether this organization is actually doing what they claim. My recommendation: STEER CLEAR of the ACLJ.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

… rude, narrow-minded, terse, and unresponsive.

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... they had responded to my letter.

One thing I'd also say is that...

... their lack of responsiveness is more characteristic of a criminal organization than of one serving the interests of a Christian people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Donor & I sent them yearly donations and received their mailings.