OUTRAGEOUS: School Bans Kid’s Christmas Poster Because it ‘Might be Religious’

It’s a sales job, not a religious message!

It could be, it might be, it… isn’t religious, but the fearful authorities at a Minnesota school thought that a skeleton carton on a kid’s Christmas poster was “religious” and should be taken down.

The poster featured the cartoon character Jack Skellington from the Tim Burton movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas” but this didn’t stop the absurd authorities at the PACT Charter school in Ramsey, Minnesota from taking it down for fear of “religious” themes.

The civil rights advocacy group The Rutherford Institute has taken up the cause and sent a letter to the school warning them of their folly.

In fact, the poster couldn’t be any less religious. The poster was created as an advertisement to urge kids to buy the school yearbook, it features a skeleton cartoon, but it does say “Merry Christmas.” I guess just saying the word Christmas is too “religious” these days.

In the convoluted logic of the school, the kids can’t use the cartoon image because of the “First Amendment.” Apparently these so-called educators missed several parts of that Amendment such as the “free speech” part and “freedom of religion” part.

“Afraid of controversy, indoctrinated by political correctness, steeped in a zero tolerance mind set, and constitutionally illiterate, school administrators persist in playing the part of the Grinch every December,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute.

It is yet another example of how our schools are utter failures that need to be torn down and remade in America’s image!

What do you think? Is this just another example of the failure of our schools? Or is the school right?


Posted by on December 18, 2013.
Filed under Big government, Constitutional Issues, corruption, Culture, Culture Of Corruption, Democrats, Education, Liberals, Multiculturalism, Religion, Religious Liberty.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • Commander_Chico

    The Rutherford Institute does good work on civil liberties.

  • Lawrence Westlake

    Leftism is a mental disorder, not a legit ideology, and K-12 education, even of the charter school variety, is so infected by leftists it would make even the media blush.

  • Brucehenry

    The school already backed down and is allowing the poster. Good thing Rutherford Institute was on the case.

    This post needs an update.

    • Jwb10001

      It’s not enough that they backed down, when ever these idiots get unwanted attention they back down. When will they stop doing this crap all together?

      • Brucehenry

        Never, which is why outfits like Rutherford, ACLU, etc are needed.

        • Jwb10001

          I suppose that’s true and the reason we shouldn’t let our guard down.

  • GarandFan

    Just think, those IDIOTS are “educating” children.

  • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

    Now it’s a phobic reaction. “Well, it MIGHT offend someone, somewhere, maybe, and it might be illegal via separation of Church and State, so even if it isn’t codified into law, and even if it isn’t illegal, we’re going to act like it is anyway because… well, we don’t really know but we don’t want to be called nasty names!”

    • Commander_Chico

      Yep, like a lot of things in school “zero tolerance” policies.

      Can’t deal with anything a little complex.

      • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

        A teacher friend of mine says it’s because of the potential for lawsuits. Individual variation, or simply ‘common sense’ responses to common sense things aren’t allowed by the administration.

        Heh. The Bible wasn’t predicting plagues of locusts in Revelations – it was plagues of lawyers that consumed everything in the land…

  • Par4Course

    What should be posted above the front door at PACT Charter school in Ramsey, MN:

    “If I could work my will,” said Scrooge indignantly, “Every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!”

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      I’d rather not encourage their Scrooge like tendencies.