Skip to comments.ACLU WARNS SCHOOLS TO SAY "HOLIDAY" VS. "CHRISTMAS"
Posted on 12/09/2010 4:12:22 PM PST by NYer
School superintendents across the state were reminded by the ACLU this week that holiday celebrations focusing primarily on one religious holiday amount to an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) letter, addressed to 137 public shool leaders across the state, stated that it was responding to a number of complaints from families about school party activites this Christmas season.
Hedy Weinburg, ACLU executive director in Tennessee, cited several U.S. Supreme Court decisions about the matter.
But several area citizens, like Jim Brown, think that such admonitions are misguided and potentially dangerous. Brown commented on the news, saying "We are a Christian nation. Let's act like it." and said that he hopes that the teachers and administration will celebrate the Christmas season.
Said one area teacher (name withheld), "I respect people of different faiths, but that doesn't mean that I'm going to eliminate my own from my work and and my classroom. I can enjoy Christmas as Christmas without worrying that I'm going to offend someone. My money still says that I trust in God. Are they going to stop me from using that, too?"
The letter was sent from the ACLU to the top administrators across the state. What those administrators do with the information is yet to be seen.
The ACLU is a curse upon our nation.
How about we all bombard the ACLU with religious Christmas cards this year like, “Jesus is the reason for the season.”
How about we all bombard the ACLU with religious Christmas cards this year like, “Jesus is the reason for the season.”?
Schools are not “Congress”.
Christmas Day is a Legal United States Holiday and State Holiday on all USA calendars and public school calendars.
Yep! I send ‘em one every year, just to say Merry CHRISTmas.
Here’s their address, if you want to do the same:
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004-2400
Well, that was their address for donations, at least. I’m sure it will work.
PS - I’m adding the American Atheists to my card list this year, too.
All Christians Lets Unite.
I had to go to the site to find out what state this article was talking about. I wish people would include that info.
It’s TN, btw.
I think everyone has had just about enough of this anti Christmas crap & will ignore anything the ACLU has to say.
Up yours ACLU, and have a very Merry Christmas!
Pls ignore prior rant, I didn’t read the posting carefully enough. Sorry. My bad. Long day.
Why can’t WikiLeaks hit the ACLU and DNC?!
Exactly. There would be no “holiday” if it weren’t for the birth of Christ.
I’d love to see all 137 of them tell the ACLU to go p!$$ up a rope.
Don’t think that they are not working to change that.
I don't see how anyone could bring themselves to contribute to such a farcical organization.
Warning, political correctness will not be tolerated in this house!
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