Post by Jason Maxwell Post by Ubiquitous
2) One government school principal near Boston called off a
class trip to see "Miracle on 34th Street." The reason?
"too focused on Santa Claus."
Care to give cites for any of these? I know that your #4 is wrong, it was
one mall in Australia and it was because some paper pusher thought "Ho ho
ho" was demeaning to women, not because it scared kids. I expect your other
points are just as "accurate".
#2 was Winchester. The principal is named French. See
It was a local production (Stoneham Theatre.) He's been giving all
sorts of reasons, like "It isn't part of the curriculum", but they saw
"A Christmas Carol".
If it were up to me, the Christians would keep their Christ in
Christmas, and the government would stop celebrating one religious
holiday. (Lip service to minor holidays of other religions that may
fall out around the same time doesn't cut it.) Nevertheless, "Miracle
on 34th Street" is about as innocuous as these things get, and if he
was trying to make a stand, he picked the wrong place. On the other
hand, if he was trying to shut up those who dare mention that maybe a
public school shouldn't be celebrating a religious holiday, he's done
a good job. There has already been hate speech directed against
Jewish students at that middle school.
Three miles up Massachusetts Route 38 there's a creche on the Woburn
Commons, the centerpiece of the annual decorations. The Mayor threw
the switch to light up the Commons, turning on the lights strung up by
the Department of Public Works, just Saturday night. Christians here
aren't worried about losing the tyranny of the majority.
- David Chesler <***@post.harvard.edu>
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