Hey! How about having a big cup of shut the hell up with that plate of whine you have there?
From EAG News:
Parents in the Missoula County, Montana school district have taken bullying accusations to a whole new level. They’re claiming Christmas songs that refer to “our Lord” are “unfair, unconstitutional and [are] a form of bullying,” according to the Billings Gazette.
The parents say there are all sorts of faiths represented in the community and children singing the songs at a recent school concert “were uncomfortable.”
The school district responded by saying, “During the holidays we, as a school district, are very cognizant regarding our district policy pertaining to the holidays and the importance of separation of church and state,” Superintendent Alex Apostle said. “But at the same time, we as a school system, want our children to enjoy the holiday season. In the process, we are obviously respectful of the beliefs and cultures of all children and their families.”
Responding to an anonymous letter submitted by parents, Apostle said the concert was no different than last year.
The letter stated, “We have no problem with it being called a Christmas concert, it’s just the fact the material should be secular. Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. These are things that offend no one, but when the children are singing about their lord and savior, Jesus Christ … public school is not the place,” according to the paper.
Like it or not, the Christmas holiday was based upon the birth of Jesus Christ and most Americans celebrate the holiday for that reason. It’s an ingrained part of our culture that the vast majority of citizens observe and support.
So you have no problem with a program being a Christmas concert but then you get all butt-hurt when Jesus Christ…you know…the whole reason for Christmas…is mentioned? How stupid and thin-skinned are you people.
Just a clue for next time: A program that says CHRISTmas will more than likely feature a thing or two having to do with Jesus and Christianity. If that’s going to shatter your fragile sensitivities then keep your weak ass at home.
No one wants your lame, PC worshiping, delicate feelings, easily offended butt-hurtedness there anyway.
Moronic Political Correctness rears its butt-ugly head again.
From Fox News Radio:
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.
“It’s 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.
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 college’s website and in other venues – it had been altered. Every reference to “Christmas Trees” had been replaced with “holiday trees.”
Here’s an idea: Don’t like the term “Christmas”? Then don’t buy a tree, you pompous, self-righteous, fragile in the feelings, panty-waisted turd-hopper!
I can imagine these are the same school administrators that would bend over backwards, howling about diversity and freedom of religion, if it was a Muslim group wanting to sell…whatever Muslims sell for their holiday…or a black student group selling Kwanzaa….zebra skins or whatever they sell…for their holiday. But ask to sell a Christmas tree and suddenly the butt-hurt police come raging across the campus!
Political correctness if a freaking nightmare that has no purpose other than to slowly intimidate the mindless masses into obedient silence. Pull your heads out and push back, people. Good Lord!
A battle is brewing in Snohomish County over a church’s Christmas decoration.
The controversial bright white star sits 90-feet in the air atop a flagpole, and now the county is threatening to take it down.
The county wants the church to pay for a permit to display that star, but the church has refused.
Pastor Brad Sebranke’s church put it there as a giant Christmas light for the whole community.
“Just reminds them what the seasons really about,” he said.
But county officials say because the church doesn’t have a permit for the flagpole, it must come down or the Park Ridge Community Church must pay a hefty fine.
“Just so we can make it safe,” said Snohomish County Deputy Executive Gary Haakenson. “It’s 90-feet tall, and it’s up in the power lines. And we just want to make sure everybody’s safe underneath.”
A cell-phone company built the pole a few years ago, never used it, then just left it right on the church’s property.
So Sebranke has taken to decorating it each Christmas with either a cross or the star. And he doesn’t believe he should have to pay.
“In the county, there hasn’t been, for at least 10 years, a flagpole permit issued,” he said.
So far the county has fined the church $1,500.
“Their interpretation is the county shouldn’t be regulating it and ours is we should just for the safety of everyone involved,” said Haakenson.
But of course, there’s much more to this controversy than just a flagpole.
It all started last year when somebody complained to the county about the star and the cross, and the message they send from way up there.
But Sebranke doesn’t see what the big deals is over a church displaying a cross or a star.
So the pole has been there for ten years without an issue but the city wants the church to pay for a “flagpole permit” to display the star. Maybe it’s me but what does a decoration have to do with a permit for a pole? It’d be one thing if they said the pole was unsafe but then issuing a permit would not make the pole any safer.
Just another BS anti-Christmas fiasco that wastes everyone’s time. Besides, from what I could tell from the article, the pole and evil Christmas decoration is on private property so screw the city.
They call themselves the “Christmas Sweater Club” because they wear the craziest ones they can find. But they also sing Christmas songs at school and try their best to spread Christmas cheer.
But now all 10 of them are in trouble because of what they did at their school, Battlefield High School.
“They said we were maliciously wounding other kids. But nobody intentionally tried to do that, or did,” said Zakk Rhine, a junior at Battlefield.
The boys say they were just tossing small two-inch candy canes to fellow students as they entered school. The ones that are in plastic wrap and are so small they often break apart.
Skylar Torbett, also a junior, said administrators told him, “The candy canes could be used as weapons by sucking on them and making them have sharp points.” He said neither he nor any of their friend did that.
Next thing they knew, they were all being punished with detention and at least two hours of cleaning. Their disciplinary notices say nothing about malicious wounding, but about littering and creating a disturbance.
“It was 7 a.m. in the morning, when kids were coming to school. So I can‘t see how we’d be creating a disturbance,” said Cameron Gleason, also a junior.
I swear, the people running our public schools are getting lamer by the minute.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has warned school officials across the state about holiday celebrations.
In a letter to the 137 public school superintendents, the group reminded them that holiday celebrations focusing primarily on one religious holiday amount to a school’s unconstitutional endorsement of religion.
The ACLU said in a news release that it was responding to numerous complaints from families about such school activities.