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Lincoln Unified teachers told no Santas (or poinsettias)
Stockton Record ^ | December 03, 2011 | Keith Reid

Posted on 12/05/2011 4:34:33 PM PST by Selene

STOCKTON - A letter sent to Lincoln Unified teachers that may have sounded like it came from the Grinch who stole Christmas has become fodder for how far school districts are willing to go in recognizing the separation of church and state.

The letter from the Lincoln Unified district office told teachers not to display Santa Claus or poinsettias in order to maintain sensitivity toward those who don't celebrate Christmas.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: waronchristmas
Disturbing, to say the least.
1 posted on 12/05/2011 4:34:37 PM PST by Selene
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To: Selene

What do you want to bet that they’ll talk about Ramadan and EID and the Muslim holy days, color some pictures, stuff like that?????? huh huh???


2 posted on 12/05/2011 4:36:29 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Selene

This anti Christian stuff is approaching the boiling point. I’d hate to be the ones on the “Anti” side when she blows. And it will!


3 posted on 12/05/2011 4:36:59 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Selene

Aluminum pole acceptable with feats of strength ?


4 posted on 12/05/2011 4:37:21 PM PST by Para-Ord.45 (+)
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To: Selene

How about those intolerant freaks show some respect for those who do celebrate.


5 posted on 12/05/2011 4:37:49 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: SkyDancer

lol.

They will take Arabic names, bring them to a Mosque, tell them to pray to Allah and memorize lines from the Koran but that would be fine.

lol

Somehow Santa and some flowers is religious...


6 posted on 12/05/2011 4:40:03 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Selene
Separation of mainstream Christianity and state.

Religions of all minority groups welcome.

7 posted on 12/05/2011 4:40:14 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: Para-Ord.45
Yes, but the airing of grievances may only last one hour before instruction resumes.
8 posted on 12/05/2011 4:40:38 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Selene
The letter from the Lincoln Unified district office told teachers not to display Santa Claus or poinsettias in order to maintain sensitivity toward those who don't celebrate Christmas.

I wondered if a similar letter go outs asking teachers to be sensitive toward children who don't celebrate Gay Pride Week.

9 posted on 12/05/2011 4:41:20 PM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Para-Ord.45

This part is funny:

“Snowmen and snowflakes, however, were considered acceptable.”

There is never any snow in the area.


10 posted on 12/05/2011 4:42:00 PM PST by Selene
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To: Selene

THERE IS NO SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.
Not in our Constitution.
Not in anything our founders and the framers said.
Not in anything they wrote.
We must stop these people. Our Nation is sliding into hell.


11 posted on 12/05/2011 4:42:00 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Selene

The way you end this anti-Christmas absurdity, is to convince 300+ million Americans to end the consumerism associated with Christmas.

If 300+ million Americans said....OK no Santa Clause, no Christmas Tree, then no shopping, and no money goes on my credit card from Oct 1 to Dec 31.

This movement by these (whatever they are) to end Merry Christmas would end overnight. I’ll guarantee it.


12 posted on 12/05/2011 4:43:44 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Selene

INSANITY!

What has caused Americans to become so self loathing in a mere 45 years?


13 posted on 12/05/2011 4:43:51 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Selene

The letter from the Lincoln Unified district office told teachers not to display Santa Claus or poinsettias in order to maintain sensitivity toward those who don’t celebrate Christmas.


So what about the majority who DO celebrate Christmas? Oh yeah, that’s right all we are good for is to pay more taxes to support these people.


14 posted on 12/05/2011 4:44:14 PM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: Selene

Sharia 4 Ua. That’s all it is. And there isn’t much difference between the left and the islamists.


15 posted on 12/05/2011 4:45:22 PM PST by BigFinn (BigHat wisdom: Always drink upstream from the herd.)
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To: Selene
Santa is the humanistic replacement of Jesus at Christmas time. I find it odd that many will believe in man who comes down chimneys compared to a man who took away their sins.
16 posted on 12/05/2011 4:46:16 PM PST by guitarplayer1953
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To: Selene
Icthus drawn in the playground.


17 posted on 12/05/2011 4:47:36 PM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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To: apoliticalone

I agree 100%!


18 posted on 12/05/2011 4:49:30 PM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: Selene
I'm good with this. From December 26th - January 6th, any non-Christians in the school can continue going to school, and the study focus can be on religious freedom, the foundation of our government, and the constitution. Oh, and teachers can not get paid extra for this time.

Or they can put up the damn Santa Clauses and poinsettias and even acknowledge that it is a celebration of Christ.

19 posted on 12/05/2011 4:50:20 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Selene

I just want to see or meet the person that is “offended” by Santa Claus, poinsettias, Christmas Trees, etc.

Traditions that have been around for 200 years here in this great country. When I meet this person, I just want to say how much despise everything about their narcissist self centered attention seeking insecure self absorbed mind and what utter Humbugs they are.

As Dennis Prager says, the LEFT is all about taking the Joy out of life. The LEFT does few things well but what they do well, they are the best at. And taking the Joy out of life is their specialty.


20 posted on 12/05/2011 4:52:46 PM PST by JNRoberts
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To: Don Corleone

Michigan produces more teachers than any other state. We could sure use some help when it comes to electing true conservatives here who can have an impact.


21 posted on 12/05/2011 4:53:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: apoliticalone
Not in the schools. They don't care as the money supplied is “free”. It floats down from the skys.
22 posted on 12/05/2011 4:54:36 PM PST by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: RightOnTheBorder; Para-Ord.45
Yes, but the airing of grievances may only last one hour before instruction resumes.

And Christians aren't allowed to share in that part.

23 posted on 12/05/2011 4:56:57 PM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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To: JNRoberts
Traditions that have been around for 200 years here in this great country.

Christmas trees were used by the German and Scandinavian settlers, some as early as the Revolutionary War period. Dutch colonists, from the mid-17th century, had Sinter Klaus, in his Medieval Bishop's costume, but "Santa Claus" in his present form dates from the mid-Victorian period (post-Civil War), having first been popularized in Britain by Prince Albert.

Poinsettias are a more recent arrival, although they were a common Christmas-season decoration in Mexico and other Latin American regions for a longer time. Any association with Christianity is in the mind of the viewer. You can find articles on a religious meaning to poinsettias, but the general point is something pretty and red in the winter.

24 posted on 12/05/2011 4:59:51 PM PST by Tax-chick (I'm surrounded by sullen mammals.)
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To: apoliticalone
The way you end this anti-Christmas absurdity, is to convince 300+ million Americans to end the consumerism associated with Christmas.

Why do we have to stop celebrating Christmas the way we like simply because some liberals and people like you don't like when people like me celebrating Christmas the way we want? If you don't like Christmas three, giving presents, and others, it's up to you. Me, I like those things. And no, I don't buy that dichotomy that if we're into those then we don't understand the real meaning of Christmas. We can have both. The Lord has used Christmas threes, presents, etc., to bring people to know Him.

25 posted on 12/05/2011 5:03:45 PM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car - he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: Tax-chick

>>>>You can find articles on a religious meaning to poinsettias, but the general point is something pretty and red in the winter.>>>>

Yeah, please don’t hang me up on a technicality. Christmas trees and Santa Claus have been around a long time and poinsettias long enough and Christmas lights, Christmas songs, .....did you know they used to sing Christmas Hymns at Disneyland back in the 50s and 60s, maybe even 70s and 80s.

There’s a Youtube of a high school band on Main Street singing Joy to the World (or some other Christmas song) as they march down Main St. I believe it’s in the 60s.

But I think you got my point. The people who are offended by this are the purest of Narcissists. Self absorbed , self righteous, humbugs who live to take the joy out of life. It’s the mission of people who live Godless shallow petty lives, and it’s their religion as much as Christianity is to the Christian.

I would love to see the person, the utter humbug “administrator”...always an “administrator” who lives to control people and take the joy out of lives. What sorry lame A@# people in this world. Small little nothing people.


26 posted on 12/05/2011 5:08:03 PM PST by JNRoberts
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To: JNRoberts

Yes, I got your point. I’m just being tiresomely pedantic, because that’s what I’m like. (As I always tell my students, *any* fact may turn out to be the one you need on an important test, so assimilate “eminent/imminent/immanent” before you leave class!)

Also, I was pointing out the absurdity of anyone’s being religiously “offended” by poinsettias, of all things.

And as to the rest of your post, I agree with your excellent invective.


27 posted on 12/05/2011 5:14:26 PM PST by Tax-chick (I'm surrounded by sullen mammals.)
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To: Selene
“Snowmen and snowflakes, however, were considered acceptable.”

So, dress the snowmen as Santa...and, use poinsettias for hands!

28 posted on 12/05/2011 5:15:48 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Selene

29 posted on 12/05/2011 5:20:13 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

OK, but if there’s no Christmas, then make them work that day like it’s a normal day.

They can’t downplay the holiday and then expect to take it off, too.

(and btw, Congress declared, for better or worse, that Christmas is a holiday; and no school board can override
that)


30 posted on 12/05/2011 5:21:54 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Selene
(or poinsettias)

Well, they are poisonous (though you'd have to eat a lot of them to actually die).

Also, Poinsett was a slaveowner and the Aztecs had human sacrifices (though they were a people of diversity).

31 posted on 12/05/2011 5:39:42 PM PST by x
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To: Tax-chick

>>>And as to the rest of your post, I agree with your excellent invective.>>>

Thanks Teacher...now excuse me while I see what invective means. Hopefully, it’s good! :)


32 posted on 12/05/2011 5:43:01 PM PST by JNRoberts
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To: Selene

Just think. These are the same commie bastards who used to call Newt Gingrich, “the Grinch” back in the 90s.


33 posted on 12/05/2011 5:53:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Selene
The only ones 'offended' by Christmas are usually those atheist troublemakers who are offended about everything. The other boobs are those hypersensitive types who are on a mission of protecting those anonymous ones who might somehow be offended.
34 posted on 12/05/2011 6:07:45 PM PST by JPG (Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.)
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To: paudio

Some of the same people that wish to end the overt celebration of Christmas by Christians so as not to offend others, are the same ones who often profit from it. The store manager that tells his employees to say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas, needs to lose customers.

Those that want to muzzle Christmas and Christians and destroy the celebration that 90% of Americans still identify with, for the sake of political correctness, will understand only when they discover that profits might be at stake.

Any store that tells me Happy Holidays I don’t buy there. Actually our family has cut down significantly on buying imported stuff from China to give at Christmas.


35 posted on 12/05/2011 6:17:57 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Selene

Next to be banned, the colors red and green because they are deemed “Christmas colors”.


36 posted on 12/05/2011 6:36:38 PM PST by Engedi (Hec)
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To: Selene

When I was in Elementary School, back in the Middle Ages, we always had Christmas symbols, esp. trees, snowflakes, and manger scenes.

What did I leave out? Hmm, my elementary school was about 80% Jewish, and many of our teachers were Jewish, and we loved the holidays.

Also had a Chanukah menorah. Never any complaints, no anti-Christian feelings, no anti-semitism, no nothing bad.

We all had a good time and learned about each others’ holidays. It didn’t kill us, make us go on “jihads” against non-believers, or raid villages and towns, as they do today in Iraq, Pakistan, Indonesia and Nigeria.

Jews and Christians must unite against the hateful atheists who want to start a religious war and create divisiveness among fellow Americans, as well as against the Sharists among the Moslem extremists in the US.


37 posted on 12/05/2011 6:44:29 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: guitarplayer1953

The modern story of Santa Claus is of very recent origin. St. Nicholas of much earlier church note was IIRC a real life cardinal who was said to have dropped coins into the smoke-holes of houses of poor children. (There were no traditional chimneys, but the holes were set up to allow smoke from an open hearth to be ventilated.) St. Nicholas once got so furious at a misbehaving bishop he reportedly boxed the bishop’s ears.


38 posted on 12/05/2011 6:59:18 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Iron Munro
What has caused Americans to become so self loathing in a mere 45 years?

Antidepressants + Neurolinguistic Programming + creation of the United States Department of Education.

39 posted on 12/05/2011 9:45:22 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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