Students and teachers in a Georgia Elementary school are upset after they returned from Thanksgiving break to find that someone had taken their Christmas cards. To their surprise they weren’t stolen, but removed by Brooklet Elementary School administration.
This comes in the wave of Christmas attacks starting all around the nation. The removal of the Christmas cards are part of the Bulloch County Board of Education’s attempt to limit the school attendees’, both faculty and students alike, freedom of religion and speech.
The cards were removed because they had the words “Christmas” and “Nativity” on them, which as they describe, could be considered offensive. The removal of the cards came as a shock to teachers who state that they have hung the cards since they can remember—it was an even worse shock to the students.
Robb Kicklighter, the husband of the teacher, says:
“It’s really sad because the students looked forward to seeing those homemade Christmas cards every year,” he said. “It’s stirred a lot conversation. This has been a tradition and the kids are wondering what happened to the cards.”
According Ms. Kicklighter’s husband, this isn’t even the worst of it, in what he is calling “an attack on Christianity.” Teachers have also been ordered to remove any religious symbols, “ranging from bibles, to Christmas music.” Teachers have also been instructed to “avoid student led prayer at all costs.” They were told to turn their backs to students should they begin to pray in order to avoid appearing as it they were in support of the religious act.
“It seems like every time we turn around, someone is offended.”
Doesn’t it seem as though it is only Christianity that people find offensive? Why are there not orders to remove all religious aspects? Other religions have symbols for their time of thanks and giving, such as the Menorah yet we see no mention of this.
If we speak out against Islam, we are considered arrogant and bigots, yet everyone is allowed to be offended by Christianity. Prayers were taken out of school and people are trying to take the word “God” out of things like the pledge of allegiance and off of our currency.
Even Obama took the word “God” out of Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address.
This nation was founded on God–so why are we so hell bent on silencing the most powerful aspect our founding fathers attributed to their cause?
Are you sick of being silenced in effort not to offend anyone?