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Atheists cry foul over ĎA Charlie Brown Christmasí
The Daily Caller ^

Posted on 11/21/2012 4:58:05 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Atheists cry foul over ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ 12:01 PM 11/21/2012

Caroline May Political Reporter

Charlie Brown’s Christmas is on the outs at an elementary school in Little Rock, Ark. — at least among atheists who are calling foul over a planned student trip to see a stage production of the beloved Peanuts story.

The trouble began when students at Terry Elementary School brought home letters detailing the trip to see “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at a local church, according to a report from Arkansas’ KARK. A parent who had a problem with the play’s content notified the local atheist group of the field trip.

“We’re not saying anything bad about Charlie Brown,” Anne Orsi, vice president of the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers, told KARK. “The problem is that it’s got religious content and it’s being performed in a religious venue and that doesn’t just blur the line between church and state, it oversteps it entirely.”

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is about the title character’s struggle to overcome the holiday’s commercialism and embrace the true meaning of Christmas. The holiday classic culminates with the character Linus quoting from the second chapter of Luke.

While students can opt out, the parent whistle blower who preferred to remain unnamed told KARK that she is letting her child go because she does not want her child to be bullied.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alaska; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: charliebrown; linus; waronchristmas; waronchristmas2012
Just swell........
1 posted on 11/21/2012 4:58:10 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver


"Oh, brother..."


2 posted on 11/21/2012 5:00:37 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Mr. Obama.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Id love to punch an Atheist in the face just for funzies


3 posted on 11/21/2012 5:02:54 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s time to just start telling these people “No”.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 5:03:15 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I read this to my elementary students every year. The book I have comes with audio clips of music and some dialogue. Yes, they get to hear Linus reciting the Christmas scripture in the Peanuts’ Christmas play, as well as all of the characters singing Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. My students love it!


5 posted on 11/21/2012 5:06:51 PM PST by TXBlair (We will not forget Benghazi, Mister Prez.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m offended by busybody atheists. Can’t we find some way to ban them?


6 posted on 11/21/2012 5:07:06 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Sub-Driver

Let him stay home with his mother while the children who want go to may go!!!


7 posted on 11/21/2012 5:10:32 PM PST by SootyFoot2
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To: reagan_fanatic

Good Grief


8 posted on 11/21/2012 5:12:06 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Atheists have their own holiday to celebrate. It is April 1st each year. They can celebrate theirs..we can celebrate ours.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 5:15:13 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sarah Barracuda

How Christian of you. Don’t you mean you want to love your enemies and turn the other Cheek? The meek shall inherit the Earth after all and vengeance is mine sayeth the lord.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 5:15:59 PM PST by albionin
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To: Sub-Driver

I repeat this sort of post every year, but when it comes to holidays - and proms/dances - EVERYTHING should be taken off school grounds and no involvement with the school should be sought or even permitted.

A community/volunteer board should communicate with students/parents - EXCEPT known malcontents such as atheists, idiot parents who are convinced that their daughter (who has yet to complete puberty) is a lifelong lesbian, etc.

Keeping the school out of things will drive the control freak administrators and teachers nuts but again that’s icing on the cake.

Exclusion that is bulletproof i.e. no legal recourse for their gripes is the best revenge. You want special treatment? Go in the backyard and whistle for it. We’re going to watch a religious play with our classmates and friends. Your heathen punk kid can stay home with his miserable parent (singular used intentionally).


11 posted on 11/21/2012 5:17:33 PM PST by relictele
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Anne—you scumbag.

Their whole life the kids will be faced with religious content.As hard as idiots like you try, they will have to decide themselves.

I know you, and trash like you, will do your best to convince your kids that there is no God, but one day they will turn to God and be comforted, while you moulder in your grave.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 5:18:25 PM PST by Venturer
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To: reagan_fanatic

Good Greif!


13 posted on 11/21/2012 5:18:33 PM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: albionin

You can love your enemies, I’d rather punch them. So much more liberating. Besides I don’t particularly want to inherit the Earth.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 5:19:18 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: albionin

I dont know about you but I can’t turn the other cheek on people who have no problem destroying faith. They have already ruined the Nativity scene in Santa Monica, CA..they complained and now it’s banned..trust me I have tried ignoring these people but it gets harder to do everyday


15 posted on 11/21/2012 5:22:57 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SootyFoot2

Better yet home school the little $##t and teach
him whatever they want while the real children learn.
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!!!!!


16 posted on 11/21/2012 5:24:26 PM PST by YOMO
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To: Sub-Driver
she is letting her child go because she does not want her child to be bullied.

...and you know how brutal those Christian bullies are. /s

17 posted on 11/21/2012 5:27:05 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: albionin

Even Jesus stood up to the moneychangers and David often prayed for the demise of his enemies.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 5:28:38 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Id love to punch an Atheist in the face just for funzies”

They really know how to make friends and influence people, don’t they?


19 posted on 11/21/2012 5:28:54 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Americans....you so missed a chance to start voting PC out. PC is also the enemy as are the politicians who promote it or tolerate it.

When are you going to get your fill of this BS???


20 posted on 11/21/2012 5:33:00 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: relictele

-— EVERYTHING should be taken off school grounds -—

Especially the children.

But there’s that free babysitting thing.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 5:33:49 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: The Antiyuppie

LOL yeah they sure do..what pathetic pieces of garbage they are..they are so miserable they want to make everyone else miserable


22 posted on 11/21/2012 5:35:04 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sub-Driver

I would ask what the h&ll is wrong with these people, but I already know the answer.

The increase on the war against Christianity has the same roots as the people who voted for Obama - public educa . . . . . . er, indoctrination. Since the late 60s and early 70s, liberals across the country have made conquering the schools a primary goal. In many states, schools have been converted into a “jobs program” for liberals by reducing class sizes, thereby requiring more “teachers” (leftists) to be hired to staff them.

As liberals and unions have conquered public educa . . . . . . (sorry), um, indoctrination, they have undertaken a curriculum that espouses leftist philosophy while casting aspersions on those of us on the right. For 12 years, these people have had mandated access to our kids to “teach” them whatever they wanted, as long as it didn’t include topics like English, math, science, history, civics or phys ed.

Johnny may not be able to write or read above a second grade level and he may not be able to make change for a dollar without a machine telling him how much he needs to return, but he knows why his best friend, Billy, has two mommies and how to put a condom on a cucumber.

And, Johnny was probably an “honor” student when he “graduated”.


23 posted on 11/21/2012 5:36:26 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I actually do understand how you feel. I feel the same way when I see my kid’s teachers pushing Altruism/ Collectivism on my kids. If we are going to publicly fund education then the solution to this problems is a full voucher system. Parents who don’t like their kids exposed to religion could choose a school that doesn’t do that and vice versa.


24 posted on 11/21/2012 5:38:07 PM PST by albionin
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Id love to punch an Atheist in the face just for funzies

I've found a sock with a snooker ball in it to be more effective.

25 posted on 11/21/2012 5:38:20 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Chuckster

So she is teaching her child to be a wimp and an atheist? Cool.


26 posted on 11/21/2012 5:40:39 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

27 posted on 11/21/2012 6:00:03 PM PST by shineon
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To: Sub-Driver

*shrug*

My feeling is, if you have a problem with the field trip, don’t sign the permission slip for your kid to go.

Charlie Brown Christmas rocks, btw. I still get a lump in my throat when Linus explains the true meaning of Christmas.


28 posted on 11/21/2012 6:30:39 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

By saying she’s letting her child go because she doesn’t want him to be bullied, she’s trying to give the impression that Christians are a bunch of meanies who push others around and victimize them.


29 posted on 11/21/2012 6:35:54 PM PST by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
When are you going to get your fill of this BS???

I've had my fill of the libs. I was shocked to see one of our 60+ females in the congregation tell one of the two libs we have to get her mind "right" or face hell forever. She made me smile.

30 posted on 11/21/2012 6:36:00 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“We’re not saying anything bad about Charlie Brown,” Anne Orsi, vice president of the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers

I have to admit, I get a little annoyed at that particular appellation. Not only does in insinuate people of faith aren't capable of rational thought, but it's been my unfortunate experience that many atheists aren't exactly "free minded" themselves. I'm sure there are many folks out there who do believe in live-and-let-live. But it's been my misfortune to mostly encounter folks cut from the Madeline Murray O'Hare and Damon Vix mold. Nasty, condescending "I'm so much more enlightened than you" types who look down their noses at the rest of us.

31 posted on 11/21/2012 6:39:56 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: DemforBush

Freethinkers, as in “people are free to think how they want, as long as they think like me.”


32 posted on 11/21/2012 6:45:13 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Eesh.

My brothers and I were raised atheist/agnostic. My parents had no problem whatsoever with the Charlie Brown Christmas special every year - non-consumerist Christmas with a little Christian mythos for tradition’s sake - what’s the problem?


33 posted on 11/21/2012 7:13:25 PM PST by heartwood
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To: Sub-Driver

I wish the atheists would just go off somewhere and ponder their genitals and let the normal people just live a normal life. Atheists are a bigger pain in the @$$ than their pals, the homosexuals.


34 posted on 11/21/2012 7:21:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: Don Corleone

The atheists also celebrate April 15. It’s the day they take their sacrifices to their god.


35 posted on 11/21/2012 7:42:34 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: Sub-Driver
Just for that, here's "Linus and Lucy."
36 posted on 11/21/2012 8:27:42 PM PST by Disambiguator (America chose...poorly.)
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To: Sub-Driver
XXX E PRIME 06 A ENT
Charlie Brown, Linus and the poor tree in 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.' / United Features Syndicate

37 posted on 12/14/2012 11:11:12 AM PST by Coleus
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