People are offended at everything these days and Christmas is no different. For years, every holiday season, instead of enjoying the pretty lights and warm atmosphere, somebody raises a stink. So here are this year’s first crop of complaints:
Pooping on Peanuts
A teacher at the Killeen School District in Texas put up a poster of Linus from the Peanuts cartoon. In the show “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Linus tells Charlie: “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.”
The school principal forced the woman to take down her poster. Even after intervention of the Texas State Attorney General, who said that it was likely a violation of Texas’ “Merry Christmas Law,” the school refuses to back off their stance.
No one was forced to convert. No one was denied access to the teacher’s classroom. The Principal and the school ruined Christmas for everyone else.
Town Bullied over a tree topper
The ACLU filed a lawsuit against Knightstown, Indiana because one resident, Joseph Tomkins said that the cross in the top of their Christmas tree- the one that had been there for as long as any of the other residents could remember- was causing him to have “unwelcome contact” with the cross and causing “irreparable harm.”
The town caved to the lone complainant and took down the cross rather than fight the ACLU. Frankly, Mr. Tomkins should find another city to live in. Several residents have put up crosses in response to the town’s decision. Hope he likes THAT “unwelcome contact.”
“I am incredibly disappointed by the town council’s decision to not pursue this matter and to allow just one Knightstown resident and the ACLU to bully our town into removing the cross as a tree topper for a Christmas tree…It’s sad that our society has come to this, where one person can dictate their opinion onto everyone else. What’s next?”Angela Moore, Knightstown resident to IJR
Oh Come All Ye stupid liberals
All of these are bad, but the owner of a restaurant in Florida was stunned when he received a note from a diner that said his Christmas music was “offensive.”
Michael Lugo, the owner of Michael’s Tasting Room in St. Augustine decided to post the note online. More than 800 comments later, most have been supportive.
The fact is there really is a war on Christmas. People are offended at the celebration of a Christian holiday. Christ+Mas = the Birthday of Christ. He is the reason for the season. They should be taking up their complaint with Him instead of ruining Christmas for everyone else.
H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children- post by Faye Higbee