"(The kids) were very upset over the fact that she can no longer play Christmas carols or any Christmas music relating to religion, or (use) the word 'Christmas' on school buses," Hartough said.
When it comes to freedom of expression, those kids have a right to express their good holiday cheer with a hearty Christmas song on a school bus. Better than to sing a foul-mouthed, police-killing rap song. And yet, it is these Liberal weenies who are so afraid of offending anyone they're willing to start with religious group, notably the Christian group, by ignoring completely the freedom of expression given to everybody. We are eerily getting close to that of Saudi Arabia where they ban anything related to Christmas (any non-Muslim related theme) that smacks of religious intolerance. We are a nation becoming intolerant to Christian themes, notably the Christmas celebration.
Saudi Arabia has stated publicly that its policy is to protect the right of non-Muslims to worship privately. However, Defense Minister Prince Sulta also stressed that the kingdom would never allow churches to be built.
Earlier this year, Sheik Ibrahim al-Ghaith, chief of the powerful religious police, said Saudi Arabia would never allow public displays of non-Muslim faith.
The State Department said in 1993 that "non-Muslim worshippers risked arrest, lashing and deportation for engaging in overt religious activity that attracts official attention."
Religious police agents become very active in the days leading up to Christian and Western celebrations. A few weeks ago, a toy store owner was detained for promoting witchcraft because he carried such Halloween decorations as scary masks and witches' hats.
It is fascinating and funny (and sad) to watch people throw themselves into a fit over Christmas decorations, songs, Nativity scenes, and the Christmas holiday cheers that go with it. Seems like every Liberal is against Christmas Day (1 day out of 365 days of the year) who want to ban it and play the role of the Grinch. Maybe they are complaining that the celebration leading up to Christmas Day is too long? That's not us, that's a marketing ploy. We want to celebrate that one day, given to us, by Congress, as day of remembrance and thanks for Jesus Christ.
You cannot sing Christmas songs on a school bus. You cannot have a Christmas parade. You cannot do anything publicly in some places for fear of offending someone (Liberals, mostly) when they know they have advanced warning that Christmas is coming down the road once a year. Well, when they start banning anything related to Christmas, I'm offended! The majority of Americans become offended. The ACLU does not have A CLU!!
The ACLU is always finding new ways to outrage traditional America. This month, the ACLU’s biggest focus is censoring Christmas, a national holiday. The ACLU is clamping down on school districts, trying to deter them from promoting Christmas in any way. No Christmas tree, no carol singing, and by no means, any mention of the name of Jesus Christ.
The ACLU says that we cannot publicly celebrate our own national holiday unlike Halloween or Thanksgiving, which is celebrated in public schools without much prejudice.
The ACLU believes that Christmas offends the beliefs of non-Christians. Yet homosexuality doesn’t impose on other people’s values? How biased can one organization be? Not even Ramadan or Hanukah were discriminated against by the ACLU last year.
In the First Amendment, it says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. "
If the leaders of the ACLU ever took the time to find out why this phrase was there, then maybe they would reform its views.
England, the country that the colonists came from, had only one church and it was the Anglican Church or the Church of England. All others were illegal. King Henry the Eighth had a falling out with the Catholic Church some years back over a divorce issue and outlawed the Catholic Church. He established the Anglican Church and allowed no others to exist.
Our forefathers saw this as religious tyranny, and some groups like the Quakers came to America to escape from religious persecution. One of the fundamental principles laid down by the founding fathers was the concept of religious freedom, without repercussions from the government.
Today, it has been bastardized into the popular notion that religion (especially Christianity) has no place in our society or in any public forum. It is ironic that the laws of this nation are based upon the laws laid down in the Ten Commandments.
Some Christians are fighting back. People in the "Public Advocate of the United States" will sing Christmas carols at noon on December 8 in front of the ACLU office building in Washington, D.C. But they are not alone in this fight. In Maplewood, New Jersey, parents of the Columbia High School brass ensemble, are fighting for their rights to sing Christmas carols at the school’s holiday concert. Since the ACLU will not defend the students' rights, Attorney Demetrios Stratis, affiliated with the conservative civil liberties group Alliance Defense Fund, will do so.
You have Liberals like Maureen Dowd whinning and complaining about Christmas. Gee, they must've had real bad experiences as kids, or really, really bad and "grinchy" parents. Maybe they did not get the train set they wanted as kids?
Maybe a solution can be found here. However much reasoning we try to impart, we are fighting back and will fight back against the insanity of those who claim to be a tolerant group (i.e. Liberals) when they are mostly intolerant when it comes to Christmas and Christians. Liberals are the wolves in sheep clothings looking out for your best interest. It is the Political Correctness they have at heart. Not freedom of expression or freedom of religion.
Let the Battle of Christmas begin so that we won't become like Saudi Arabia which is a model of intolerance. Is this what Liberals want? Somehow I seem to think so.
Oh, by the way, Merry Christmas!