“Never give in” reverses school policy against the Christmas colors

In the continuing effort to take “Christmas” out of “Christmas” in our nation’s schools, under the guise of separation of church and state, perhaps a small ray of hope has shown through. Recently, a law suit filed by Liberty Legal Institute and the Alliance Defense Fund in Federal Court on behalf of some of the parents of the Plano Independent School District in Texas alleging “religious hostility.” On December 16 the Federal Court granted a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the district. What was the TRO against? According to a December 15 WorldNetDaily.com article, entitled “Schools prohibit Christmas colors,” among other things the banning of the “the colors red and green from a ‘Winter Break Party,’ requiring parents to bring only white plates and napkins.”

To an Ole Seagull what’s exciting was that as soon as the lawsuit was filed the Plano Independent School District issued a “clarification” of the future applications of its policies. Can a reasonable person believe that anything would have changed if the parents had simply “given in” and had not had the conviction to file the lawsuit? As indicated in this situation, to keep all vestiges of Christianity from being removed from public life will require effort, sacrifice and the will to fight. Perhaps Winston Churchill said it best when he said, “Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

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