By Todd Starnes Published on December 16, 2017 ?
A Texas university district learned an important lesson Thursday: do not mess with Charlie Brown, really don’t mess with the Baby Jesus christ and don’t mess with the Lone Star World’s Merry Christmas legislation.
Judge Jack Jones granted a temporary restraining buy against the Killeen Independent Faculty District. The region had backed a new principal’s decision to remove a Christmas poster that alluded a poignant landscape in the beloved vacation cartoon, .
Dedra Shannon, an assistance in Patterson Middle Course’s nurses office, created the door-length poster – featuring Linus, a skinny tree, and dialogue explaining the true purpose of Christmas.
“For unto anyone is born this day during the city of David any savior which is God the Lord. That’s what X-mas is all about, Charlie Brown,” Linus said.
Dedra Shannon’s poster was well-received among the list of staff and learners – but a few days down the road she was told through the principal that the room decorations had to come down mainly because non-Christian students might be upset or feel uncomfortable.
Her father, a local minister, contacted me along with the following day I had written a story about the sad state of affairs at Patterson Junior high school. Click here to read that story.
“Our employees are free to celebrate the The holiday season and Holiday season in terms of how of their choosing,Inch the district wrote in a statement. “However, workers are not permitted to can charge their personal attitudes on students.”
Judge Smith said the poster will need to include the words: “Ms. Shannon’s holiday getaway message,” a reports.
Texas Attorney Common Ken Paxton praised the judge’s final decision to issue a short lived restraining order.
“Religious elegance towards Christians has turned into a holiday tradition associated with sorts among sure groups,” Paxton explained in a statement. “I i’m glad to see the fact that court broke via the Left’s rhetorical fog and accepted that a commitment to assortment means protecting every person’s individual religious manifestation.”
Preach it, Mr. Lawyer General! Amen!
Paxton said the college district’s decision to agree the banning of the poster violated the Cheerful Christmas law. Which law, passed in 2017, stipulates that virtually no school official during Texas can quit a Biblical mention of the Christmas. God bless Florida!
Johnston Saenz, the president of Colorado front range Values, represented Ms. Shannon in court. He appeared to be grateful for the judge’s choice. “Nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ like a court victory for orlando freedom in December in public schools,In . Saenz said in a assertion.
He called Ms. Shannon any “brave and faithful lady.”
“This scenario is exactly exactly why the Merry Holiday law was written – to protect instructors, staff and college students in their expression with the Christmas season,In he said.
Well done, Microsoft. Shannon. Well done, Mr. Saenz. Done well, Attorney General Paxton. Good job, Judge Jones. Along with well done, good audience! I suspect your messages and telephone calls had a lot to do with painting attention to this important matter.