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Florida School Bans Christmas… And Christmas Colors
gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com ^ | 12/02/2012 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 12/02/2010 8:12:46 AM PST by massmike

It begins… A Florida school not only banned Christmas but banned everything associated with Christmas including Christmas colors… Because someone might be offended.

(Excerpt) Read more at gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; antichristian; antichristmas; constitution; culturewar; establishmentclause; firstamendment; floriduh; freespeech; grinchstolechristmas; indoctrinationcenter; merrychristmas; moralabsolutes; publicschools; religiousintolerance; secularismandstate; unconstitutional; waronchristmas
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1 posted on 12/02/2010 8:12:50 AM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

Another reason why home schooling makes sense.


2 posted on 12/02/2010 8:15:44 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: massmike

I don’t celebrate Christmas, but I think what they did and why they did it is just disgusting. Stupid liberals...


3 posted on 12/02/2010 8:16:02 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Chag Sameach!)
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To: massmike; The Comedian; Revolting cat!; wagglebee
Pre-emptively ban blue, gold, green, and white during EID and Ramandan. Just because...

CC CAIR and the courts on the memo.

4 posted on 12/02/2010 8:17:15 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: massmike

where in Fla????

The article doesn’t say...


5 posted on 12/02/2010 8:17:21 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: massmike

So does this mean they don’t get Christmas off?


6 posted on 12/02/2010 8:17:30 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: massmike

The heathen should go all out and ban the CHRISTmas holidays too.

Let’s see how that flies.


7 posted on 12/02/2010 8:17:30 AM PST by rock_lobsta (Enemy of obama.)
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To: massmike

where in Fla????

The article doesn’t say...


8 posted on 12/02/2010 8:17:30 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: massmike

Question is will the parents put up with this BS? If so, they’re useful idiots similar to 1933 Germany.


9 posted on 12/02/2010 8:17:35 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: massmike

I wouldn’t be surprised if the diversity holiday of Kwanzaa is allowed to be celebrated.


10 posted on 12/02/2010 8:18:01 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: massmike

It’s almost as if I’m having a bad dream, and soon I’ll wake up and America will still be like it was when I was a kid.


11 posted on 12/02/2010 8:18:08 AM PST by 04-Bravo
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To: massmike
Seriously...who is offended by Christmas?
12 posted on 12/02/2010 8:18:59 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: massmike

Of course! Ban those “Evil” Christians...But allow the ROP....(Makes me want to puke) And how are you going to Ban Christmas Colors?? You’re going to try and ban two of the Primary Colors?? FREAKIN IDIOTS!


13 posted on 12/02/2010 8:19:03 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: massmike
The best that people can do is decorate their homes inside and out with as much Christmas as they can (or can stand); put the nativity scene in their front yard and do everything possible to show Christmas. I am always disappointed with folks that don't ask people next to court houses and other government buildings to put the nativity sets up. To me that is a great way to tell the local government to screw off. Of course most people would rather just complain amongst themselves and anonymous Internet FRiends.
14 posted on 12/02/2010 8:19:11 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Heathrow Elementary School

5715 Markham Woods Road
Lake Mary, FL 32746-4604
(407) 320-6850


15 posted on 12/02/2010 8:20:33 AM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: massmike

The school says it isn’t true. I wonder if Fox will get a copy of the guidelines.


16 posted on 12/02/2010 8:20:41 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: HIDEK6
So does this mean they don’t get Christmas off?

Does this mean they won't get holiday pay for holding classes on Christmas Day?

17 posted on 12/02/2010 8:21:02 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: massmike

It’s time to dissolve the public school system.


18 posted on 12/02/2010 8:21:32 AM PST by Ge0ffrey
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To: 04-Bravo
It’s almost as if I’m having a bad dream, and soon I’ll wake up and America will still be like it was when I was a kid.

The Left laughs at the nightmare scenario of "Red Nightmare", a Twilight Zone-like short film narrated by Jack Webb from the 1960s.

Churches being turned into state museums, children going off to indoctrination centers to deprogram the messages they get at home, etc.

"As if America could ever go Commie..."

19 posted on 12/02/2010 8:21:36 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: massmike

Life imitates South Park.

I suppose they’ll bring in Phillip Glass to do the music for their Winter Program.


20 posted on 12/02/2010 8:21:48 AM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: massmike

Iran will be upset...

those are the colors of their flag...

Profiling of Moslems is not allowed...

Plus theres Mexico...

When the illegal alien students turn up wrapped in their own flag...

then what ???


21 posted on 12/02/2010 8:22:16 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: massmike

Needed an excuse to post this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXh7JR9oKVE

Flash mob singing Hallelujah Chorus at a food court. They’re good!


22 posted on 12/02/2010 8:23:32 AM PST by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: massmike
Well, if they don't want Christmas mentioned, practiced, or reference to, they shouldn't have the day off from teaching. Seems to me, the majority of the parents should stop worrying about the minority and exercise their rights as parents. . . join the PTA, get on the school board, etc. and let their wants and concerns be known.
23 posted on 12/02/2010 8:23:57 AM PST by mia
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To: napscoordinator
... put the nativity scene in their front yard and do everything possible to show Christmas.

...Already took care of that!


24 posted on 12/02/2010 8:24:59 AM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: massmike
It is in St Mary, Seminole County. Here is the districts response:

November 29, 2010

The school district of Seminole County would like to correct the recent news stories regarding the "ban of red and green" at Heathrow Elementary School in Lake Mary, Florida. The banning of red and green is simply not true.

Out of respect for their diverse community, the common practice for December classroom activities has been a winter theme which can include red, green, or any color.

Unfortunately the principal of the school was not contacted by any parent prior to the news stories. Parents are encouraged to contact the principal with any questions relating to school policies and practices.

Regina Murray Klaers Public Information Officer Seminole County Public Schools

Being a native Floridian from a small town, I know they are on a very hot seat right about now...

Mike

25 posted on 12/02/2010 8:25:21 AM PST by MichaelP (It's the end of the world as they know it, and I'm so glad!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Heathrow Elementary School is in Longwood/Lake Mary (Orlando outskirts). A very affluent area filled with snobby and Politically Correct drones.
26 posted on 12/02/2010 8:25:58 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Most people who celebrate Kwanzaa also celebrate Christmas; it’s just something extra for them.

And yeah, I know the truth about Kwanzaa and I think it’s a stupid holiday, I’m just saying that most people lighting those green and black candles will be doing so with a Christmas tree in the background.


27 posted on 12/02/2010 8:26:29 AM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: massmike

That’s great. But will we stop sending our kids to these re-education camps?
Will we have insurrection over the billions of tax dollars poured into these cesspools?
Oh, no! “Because I want my son on the football team...blah, blah, blah.”
I do my best not to purchase anything with a “greenie” label on it, especially food. I know, I know, I’m fighting windmills. But, if it’s sugar free, fat free, salt free, flavor free, organic, chemical warfare free, and has any green on the label, I say, “Drop dead.”
I figure I’ve consumed enough artificial preservatives I will live forever.
So there!


28 posted on 12/02/2010 8:26:51 AM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: mia

And when the majority make their will known,
the minority head off to some judge who dictates
that the majority must yield.


29 posted on 12/02/2010 8:27:34 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: massmike

This is probably old news by new, but there is a post on the Gateway Pundit site that reads:

**Start Quote******
#40 November 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm
bg commented:
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UPDATE: SCPS Statement Re: Alleged Ban
of Red & Green at Heathrow Elementary

November 29, 2010

The school district of Seminole County would like to correct the recent
news stories regarding the “ban of red and green” at Heathrow
Elementary School in Lake Mary, Florida. The banning of red and green
is simply not true.

Out of respect for their diverse community, the common practice for December classroom activities has been a winter theme which can include red, green, or any color.

Unfortunately the principal of the school was not contacted by any parent prior to the news stories. Parents are encouraged to contact the principal with any questions relating to school policies and practices.

Regina Murray Klaers
Public Information Officer
Seminole County Public Schools

[Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Virtually all written communications to or from School District Personnel are public records available to the public and media upon request. E-mail sent or received on the School District system will be considered public and will only be withheld from disclosure if deemed confidential pursuant to State Law.]

*****end quote***

So, not sure what this room mom was referring to or if she cares to come forward with some proof of any memo or communication, but seems it was maybe it’s a non-story after all.


30 posted on 12/02/2010 8:27:36 AM PST by austinaero ((More Bark, Less Wag))
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To: massmike

Making the school safe for Kwanzaa.


31 posted on 12/02/2010 8:28:10 AM PST by Iron Munro (This is our culture; fight for it. This is our flag; pick it up. This is our country; take it back.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

More information
http://nation.foxnews.com/culture/2010/11/29/school-bans-christmas-colors


32 posted on 12/02/2010 8:29:02 AM PST by svcw (If you put a crouton on a your sundae instead of a cherry, it counts as a salad.)
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To: AppyPappy

You’re right. The school is denying the report about banning colors. They’re simply doing what a lot of schools do, focusing on snowflakes, snowmen, and evergreens instead of Santa, angels, and presents.


33 posted on 12/02/2010 8:29:30 AM PST by sand lake bar
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To: massmike

I insist the schools ban red yellow green and black- Kwanzaa truly does offend me

ban green twice because it is the color of islam and a reminder of beliefs that I dont share and that may offened me

and blue and white - because I am not Jewish and do not want to be offended that others are

SARC

where does it end?
Looks like the kids will be wearing pink purple and brown this month


34 posted on 12/02/2010 8:32:16 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: MrB

I never heard a Judge declare that schools can not mention Christmas or Santa. It’s the Superintendent who makes those decisions.


35 posted on 12/02/2010 8:33:41 AM PST by mia
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Kwanzaa is a made-up holiday . . . but don’t ban Kwanzaa and surely do not ban any Muslim Celebration. The fit would hit the shan should someone suggest that Muslim Students not be allowed to practice their religion in the U.S. public schools.
Only the Christians are now persecuted . . . and to think of all the brave men and women who fought to keep this country free . . .look what it has become.


36 posted on 12/02/2010 8:34:29 AM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: MichaelP

ah yeah, things sure must have changed in those small central/northern Florida towns, to make them so “diverse” that any sight or sound of Christianity offends people


37 posted on 12/02/2010 8:35:35 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: massmike

That’s just 30 minutes from me. I pass that area three times a week.


38 posted on 12/02/2010 8:36:48 AM PST by RightFighter (So this is how liberty dies - with thunderous applause!)
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To: massmike

Maybe they should wear Xmas colors and pine trees and say they’re Minnesota Wild fans. Works for me!


39 posted on 12/02/2010 8:44:29 AM PST by NorthStarStateConservative (I'm just another disabled naturalized minority vegan pro life conservative.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
"Teachers at Heathrow Elementary School..."

GOOGLED "Heathrow Elementary School" "Florida" and got:

Heathrow Elementary School. 5715 Markham Woods Road Lake Mary, Florida 32746 407-320-6850

40 posted on 12/02/2010 8:44:37 AM PST by azhenfud (The government is not best which secures life and property-there is a more valuable thing-manhood.)
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To: 04-Bravo

This country has been a BAD DREAM(more like NIGHTMARE) since Election Day 1988. Will I EVER wake up and find out that President Reagan is STILL in office.


41 posted on 12/02/2010 8:44:58 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: massmike

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end.”


42 posted on 12/02/2010 8:47:52 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: massmike

If it was my kid’s school, my children would demand to wear green and red each day PLUS jingle bell earrings and anything else you could think of. Of course, I am raising hooligan radicals.


43 posted on 12/02/2010 8:48:20 AM PST by momtothree
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To: massmike

No red and green for Christmas, means no Hannukah blue and gold also, right?

Right?


44 posted on 12/02/2010 8:49:59 AM PST by EyeGuy (RaceMarxist Obama: The Politics of Vengeance)
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To: massmike

They didn’t ban green or red colors according to one of the comments. They are going to have a winter theme, however.


45 posted on 12/02/2010 8:50:05 AM PST by goldi (')
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To: massmike

Christmas is the most important time of the year for atheists.

Pray for America


46 posted on 12/02/2010 8:51:19 AM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopfully!)
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To: massmike

Does this outlaw fire extinguishers and live plants in the school? Heaven forbid the kids draw a firetruck!

By banning certain colors, somebody’s radiating DUMB in Floriduh.


47 posted on 12/02/2010 9:00:16 AM PST by azhenfud (The government is not best which secures life and property-there is a more valuable thing-manhood.)
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To: silverleaf
What's changed are the composition of the school boards...

Mike

48 posted on 12/02/2010 9:15:42 AM PST by MichaelP (It's the end of the world as they know it, and I'm so glad!)
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To: BenLurkin
Seriously...who is offended by Christmas?

And who is not offended by this and similar policies?

49 posted on 12/02/2010 9:16:39 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (The American Revolution is just as unpopular with statists today as it was at our founding.)
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To: massmike

Red and green are “Christmas colors”. Did they ban the Mexican flag? Some kid should put a picture of Jesus on a Mexican flag, wrap it around him and wear it to school. The school officials would have to call a special meeting to decide what to do.


50 posted on 12/02/2010 9:17:20 AM PST by Terry Mross
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