Progress report from the front lines of the war on Christmas — you know, the war that according to atheists, leftists and the lamestream media doesn’t exist?
An elementary school in Frisco, Texas, under the pretense of not offending anyone, has banned talk of Christmas or the wearing of red and green from its annual “Winter Party.”
Not only is the school being politically hyper-correct, it’s also breaking Texas’ “Merry Christmas Law,” which was passed to prevent just this sort of liberal nonsense.
In an email, Nichols Elementary School’s PTA told parents that children attending the Winter Party would be forbidden from mentioning Christmas or any other religious holiday, wearing red or green, or displaying Christmas trees.
The issue has drawn the ire of state Rep. Pat Fallon, whose district includes the school.
Fallon said he has received numerous emails and phone calls from parents as well as from teachers asking about their rights.
Fallon responded to the issue in an email sent to every teacher and official in the school district. “Texas law clearly permits Christmas-themed celebrations, events and displays,” he wrote. “The district may also display scenes or symbols with traditional winter holidays (e.g. nativity scenes, Christmas trees, menorahs, etc.)”
When challenged on the Scroogesque anti-Christmas rules, the school district at first disavowed any knowledge, then said it was the PTA. It turns out the superintendent had allowed school principals to make their own decisions on the subject, and it seems to be the Nichols principal who is behind this.
After meeting with parents over the issue, the principal decided to stand by her Draconian rules, claiming she doesn’t want anyone to be offended by a stray bit of Christmas. Presumably by “anyone,” she means anyone other than the hundreds of families who no doubt celebrate Christmas, because she’s definitely offended those folks already.
Fallon told FoxNews, “When Gov. Perry signed ‘The Merry Christmas Bill,’ clearly that didn’t solve the issue. The battle rages on. It’s distressing.”