The War on Christmas continues (as I mentioned in one of my articles from three years ago) amidst the war against ISIS, the Republicans lack of backbone in passing the omnibus bill (thus giving Obama a blank check before he goes on a two-week Christmas vacation — I guess they were also in a hurry to get home for Christmas), and climate change talks in Paris (perhaps a harsh winter will change their minds).
At any rate, one battlefront in the War on Christmas has taken place in Johnson County, Kentucky, where a school production of A Charlie Brown Christmas has had its biblical references omitted after the Johnson County School District received a complaint over the content.
A conservative law firm informed the school district that it is under no legal obligation to censor the play, despite the school district’s fears that the biblical content will lead to a lawsuit from the person who did all the complaining.
But the school district gave in, just like the Republicans in Congress did when they passed the omnibus bill. Maybe the Republicans were also afraid of being blamed for another government shutdown.
Contrary to popular belief, the biblical content of A Charlie Brown Christmas is not a violation of the First Amendment (which, by the way, several Yale students recently signed a prankster’s petition to do away with) because it does not force any particular religious beliefs upon anyone.
When Charles Schultz faced concerns that the biblical lines in A Charlie Brown Christmas might cause controversy, he simply replied “if we don’t do it, who will?” And he was right, because Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ.
Other battlefronts in the War on Christmas this year include the following:
— The University of Tennessee telling its students to have “holiday parties” instead of Christmas parties on campus.
— A kindergarten field trip in San Jose to see Santa Claus being canceled due to inclusivity issues, despite the class’ having celebrations for Diwali, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa (I wonder if anyone still celebrates that made-up holiday).
— Starbucks, which is known for its liberalism and henceforth phasing out Christmas every year, replaced its Christmas-themed cups with plain red cups.
— The City of Orange, Texas has removed a nativity scene from in front of its city hall after several atheists wanted to put a banner of their own next to it.
This is what happens when you get political correctness, along with a lack of backbone and a lack of knowledge.