Skip to comments.College: Students Can’t Sell “Christmas” Trees
Posted on 11/27/2012 7:53:13 PM PST by massmike
A North Carolina community college has been accused of violating the First Amendment rights of students after they told a club they could not use the word Christmas to promote a Christmas tree sale.
Its ridiculous that anyone would have to think twice about using the word Christmas as part of a Christmas tree sale, said Matt Sharp, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom.
ADF sent a letter to officials at Western Piedmont Community College urging them to either reconsider their decision to censor the word Christmas or else face a possible lawsuit.
College officials did not return multiple phone calls and email messages seeking comment.
The student club, called the BEST Society, was planning to sell the Christmas trees to raise money for Angel Tree, an organization that provides Christmas presents to children.
Club members followed college protocol and submitted forms to promote the sale. The proposed text read, The BEST Society will be selling Christmas Trees
But when the announcement appeared on the colleges website and in other venues it had been altered. Ever reference to Christmas Trees had been replaced with holiday trees.
The community relations director allegedly told the students, We cannot market your trees in association solely with a Christian event.
As a result of the change, the club began receiving complaints from the community and some customers told the students they would not purchase trees because of the change in wording.
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Cowboy Bob is correct! If people are singled out and publicly admonished, then these idiot lib cowards will reverse their positions and, hopefully, not make these idiotic decisions to begin with. When these dorks think that they're safe in their bubbles, that's when they get emboldened. Most of them have a deep seated need to be liked or "morally superior" - and most will fold when they are called out. By the way, this is also why I think we should target Susan Rice... Let Obama's goons know that THEY will be the ones who are marginalized for their blind obedience to the boy king.
“You there, members of Congress! You can’t be passing laws respecting an establishment of religion on campus!”
“But, we’re students selling Christmas trees!”
“You look like members of Congress to me! I’ve got my eye on you.”
Western Piedmont Community College
In MY red state...some pissant COMMUNITY college in Morganton where they have like 3 atheists and 5 muslimites [don’t bother,,,,its sarcasm, Sheldon]
How DARE they do such a stupid thing. SCREW these people.
I’m a retired AF and current DOD civilian. We got an email telling us about this years squadron “Holiday” party. Someone else replied to all and asked “Which holiday?” The silence was deafening. And the Booster Club and others actually wonder why participation at such events has been taking a death spiral over the last decade.
ooops, can’t say “Angel Tree” either, can they?
“Mythological Winged Beings” Tree?
We should start calling mlk day Desegregation day’ from now on. He was a reverend after all.
Has anyone considered just telling these fools to get lost?
Keep doing what you’re doing and ignore them.
Acadumbia needs a good fumigating.
I’ll say “Christmas” if I want to, and the heathens can bloody well go to perdition if they are so determined to. After all, some people are rocky ground [Gospel reference]. Merry Christmas to everyone else!