Monday, December 05, 2005

It's Okay To Say 'Merry Christmas'

Threats and intimidation from different groups have made schools feel like they can't do certain things because it's constitutionally wrong. One of those things that schools have started disallowing is the ability to have Christmas programs, Christmas parties, or even to say 'Merry Christmas' in school.

The ADF Christian attorney, David Cortman, is fighting this battle in a school district in Georgia. They have stopped their teachers from wearing any clothing that might have a religious connotation, or wearing any religious jewelry. They are to call their Christmas party a 'winter' party. Jackson County schools have completely taken Christmas out of the public school system. And, Cortman is trying to change their thinking on the subject. He says law does not support what they are doing.

The Alliance Defense Fund had sent out memos to 9,000 school districts this year, informing them the constitutionality of religious expression. But, apparently Jackson County, Georgia never got the memo.

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