Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas in Public Schools

I get tired of those who try to push Christmas out of public schools because it's Christian.  There are two types of Christmas celebrations, secular and religious, and while I'd agree that the religious component's presence in public schools can be considered tenuous under the First Amendment, the secular celebration is on rock-solid ground.  Unless you can show me where in the Bible there is referenced a fat man with flying reindeer, or a decorated evergreen tree, or even just a snowman, then you've got nothing.

My point of view rests strongly on the First Amendment, it seems many Americans would go further than I would:
Earlier this week a New York City school superintendent ordered Christmas festivities be restored at a Brooklyn elementary school after the principal declared the small campus to be a Santa-free zone.

The nation would likely agree with the decision: A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 76 percent of Americans believe Christmas should be celebrated in public schools. Among adults with school-age children at home, 82 percent favor celebrating Christmas in the classroom.

Another 61 percent overall believe there should be more religion in those schools. Another 54 percent say there’s not enough religion in the public schools; 70 percent of Republicans, 61 percent of the parents and 44 percent of Democrats agree. The survey of 1,000 U.S. adults was conducted Dec. 10-13.

Rasmussen Reports notes that the findings are virtually unchanged from similar surveys in recent years.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I bet those 24% that are against Christmas in the schools have no problem with forcing kids to know verses from the Quran. I heard on the news where a teacher had an assignment where students had to write a verse from the Quran professing allegiance to allah. Schools shouldn't force students to do that. If it was the same project but with writing John 3 16 instead, the liberals would go nuts.

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