Good grief, Charlie Brown. What a bunch of blockheads.
A school principal in Killeen, Texas, got her bells jingled after ordering a staffer on Wednesday to remove a Charlie Brown Christmas poster quoting the famous Bible passage in the book of Luke which says “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior which is Christ the Lord.” The poster also then shows Linus saying “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”
Well, ma’am, this is Texas. As in “don’t mess with.” And one of the things they don’t mess with is Christmas. So when the state attorney general called, the school principal probably knew to expect a lump of coal in her stocking.
“This is an attack on religious liberty and a violation of the First Amendment and state law,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “I am calling on the school board of the Killeen Independent School District to immediately reverse their unlawful decision.”
The school board has a long history of standing up for religious liberty. The Board of Trustees voted to change the name of “Winter Break” to “Christmas Break,” refused to cease praying before meetings, and ignored the federal Department of Education’s demand for transgender bathrooms.
In 2013, then-Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, signed the “Merry Christmas” bill into law. TheBlaze reported that this legislation protected public school officials’ right to make biblical references to Christmas. The principal might have inadvertently broken this law.
This isn’t Linus’ first foray into the storm of political correctness. Fox News reported that last year a Kentucky school cancelled a Charlie Brown Christmas play due to the inclusion of Bible verses.
In another school, one horrified grandmother told WND that “Silent Night” had been replaced by the “Whip Nae Nae” song. Seriously.
The hypocrisy of school officials who preach diversity but miss no opportunity to exclude all things Christian is glaringly nonsensical. December 25th is called Christmas. Not Wintermas, not Breakmas, not Giftmas. At the center of the holiday is Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God. He was a flesh-and-blood, real, historical person, the evidence for which is overwhelming, both in the Bible and in secular writings. Our schools might as well start teaching that George Washington never existed as to try to ignore Jesus the Messiah.
Thank you, Linus.
Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown.
Texas, we’re depending on you.
Hillary’s doomed recount effort still doomed: “Borders On The Irrational,” says judge
Four days after Green Party candidate and Hillary Clinton point woman Jill Stein was informed by a federal district court judge that she had no standing to call for a vote recount in Michigan, she received the same “Dear Jill” letter this morning from a judge in Pennsylvania. From the Associated Press:
A federal judge on Monday issued a stinging rejection of a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots in Pennsylvania’s presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and scan some counties’ election systems for signs of hacking.
In his 31-page decision, U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond said there were at least six grounds that required him to reject the Green Party’s lawsuit, which had been opposed by Trump, the Pennsylvania Republican Party and the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office.
Suspicion of a hacked Pennsylvania election “borders on the irrational” while granting the Green Party’s recount bid could “ensure that that no Pennsylvania vote counts” given Tuesday’s federal deadline to certify the vote for the Electoral College, Diamond wrote.
America’s Sore Loser Party (aka the Democrats) may just tell its members to hold their breath and pout till their faces turn a much deeper shade of blue.
NORM ‘n’ AL Note: Call us crazy, but we think the whole “Hillary for President” thing bordered on the irrational.
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