I heard about this one on the news this morning, and honestly it made me laugh.
As some one who never celebrated Christmas for religious reasons, this kind of made me happy. let me explain
It seems so backwards to me that Christmas could ever have a place in the school system. Not only are we wasting classroom time on it, but it also doesn’t take into consideration the kids who either, aren’t Christian, or like me are Christian but don’t take part in the tradition of Christmas. If there is supposed to be a separation of Church and State, than why do we make exception when that church is Catholic?
Now BANNING may be a step to far, just like I wouldn’t want a kid lose the right to wear any other symbol of their religion. Whether its a Catholic kid with a cross, or a Jehovah’s Witness wearing a pin that says JW.org. There is nothing wrong with being proud of your religion and wanting to show that outwardly,as long as you don’t hurt someone else in the process, but using our education system to indoctrinate religious tradition into small children is kinda messed up. Not to mention the exclusion that happens when a child(like myself and now my son) has to tell their teacher they need to leave the room, or the school, because they do not want to be a part of those religious practices.
Also this line is just pure bologna
“a policy guide to teachers, the district said “Christmas trees, Santa Claus, and Easter eggs and bunnies are considered to be secular, seasonal symbols and may be displayed as teaching aids provided they do not disrupt the instructional program for students.”
These religious symbols are fine because they aren’t religious symbols.