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A.C.L.U. apologizes to humanist organization…on April Fool’s day?

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on April 1, 2010

The A.C.L.U. has released an official apology over the rejected $20,000 donation from American Humanist Association as reported earlier today under the general category of idiocy. So I tentatively retract my idiocy remark and assign the snafu to apparent staff incompetence, although I must say I don’t know what to do of an apology issued on April Fool’s. Hmmmm……….

On behalf of the ACLU of Mississippi, I would like to offer our sincere apologies for the inappropriate e-mail you received from a member of our staff regarding your generous offer to sponsor and donate to a prom for Constance McMillen.

As I believe you’ve heard from the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition, MSSC makes the final decision about which sponsorship related offers to accept. It was an error for our staff member to insinuate to you that our organization had that decision-making power.

Furthermore, please understand that the sentiments expressed in the e-mail you received from our staff member do not reflect the views of our organization in any way. The ACLU of Mississippi is a stalwart defender of freedom of belief and expression for all, and we are appreciative of your commitment to protecting those principles, as well.

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