Six things banned for Christmas in America in 2016

Six things banned for Christmas in America in 2016
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Santa Claus. In early December, taxpayer-funded officials in the Hillsboro, Oregon school district banned imagery of Santa Claus because “images and artifacts” “like Santa Claus” create insufficiently “inclusive and welcoming spaces.”…

Linus van Pelt’s account of the true meaning of Christmas. Last week, a state court judge in Texas smacked down a middle school principal in the city of Killeen who had told a school nurse’s aide that she must take down a poster featuring Linus from “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The poster read: “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. … That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”…

Saying “Merry Christmas” at work. On Dec. 12, the chief executive officer of a 46-location health services provider in Texas sent a “cultural sensitivity” memo to employees advising them not to utter the words “Merry Christmas” around any patients. The memo came after a non-Christian patient expressed displeasure with the Christmas decorations that were hanging at one of the clinics.

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