Plano Texas Politics

December 18, 2009

Christmas and Christianity Under Attack

Filed under: National News — jdalley @ 8:41 pm
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I am sorry that I have been out of touch with the political world for the past month or two but now I am back and barreling straight into some ugly stuff here.

This year, the war on Christmas started early when new proposed social studies statewide curriculum standards, unveiled in August, showed that Diwali would be taught instead of Christmas!  The study of Christmas had been dropped from the current sixth grade social studies when students normally discuss major religious holidays, including Easter, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan.  We discovered this absurd change and brought it to the attention of our supporters and the media. Following the immediate public outcry, the State Board of Education chairman announced that the Board wanted to make clear that they were not going to remove Christmas.  While we won this issue, we have to make sure we keep it that way.  There are 15 Board members and they have not yet voted on keeping Christmas in social studies, so there’s still time to make your voice heard!  The Board will vote on this issue in January and we will present testimony! – Free Market Foundation

I must say that this astounded me. Why remove Christmas, which is a partial secular holiday, and not Easter which is almost completely religious? Why are people attacking Christianty so much lately? Are there other cases of Christianity being attacked? Most certainly here is another case also from the Free Market Foundation.

This year, Eastfield College in the Dallas County Community College District gave the gift that unfortunately some keep on giving – religious discrimination.  A retired Dallas resident was told by Eastfield instructors and officials that he would no longer be allowed to make crosses in his non-credit ceramics class.  Joe Mitchell, who has taken the classes for three years, began making ceramic crosses and other religious items to give as gifts to church volunteers and friends, and even donated some to be sold for homeless charities.  When instructors told him to stop making crosses, he consulted with Free Market Foundation’s legal arm, which just sent a demand letter to Eastfield’s explaining that such discrimination is unconstitutional. – Free Market Foundation

According to the Rasmussen Report on Wednesday, December 16th 66% of America celebrates Christmas as a religious holiday. If so many people celebrate Christmas than why should people attack it so fiercely?

~James Dalley

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