When it comes to defending Christmas, Texas’ Attorney General Ken Paxton is definitely a champion. When a Killeen, Texas middle school staffer was told that Linus from Charlie Brown could stay, but the Bible verse must go. That happens to be not so in the great State of Texas. The AG was quick to so inform the school.
As Written By Todd Starnes for Townhall:
Christmas in the Lone Star state has no greater defender than Attorney General Ken Paxton. So when he read my column about a middle school in Killeen that tried to censor the true meaning of Christmas, he decided it was time to jingle somebody’s bells.
First, a quick refresher on the back story:
A staffer at Patterson Middle School was told she had to remove a poster depicting a scene from the cherished holiday classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
The door-length poster featured Linus, a scrawny tree and that beautiful recitation of the true meaning of Christmas.
“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,” Linus said.
Dedra Shannon’s poster was well-received among the staff and students – but a few days later she was told by the principal that she should either have to remove the religious references or remove the entire poster.
Linus could stay but the Baby Jesus had to go.
“She said my poster is an issue of separation of church and state,” Ms. Shannon told me. “She said the poster had to come down because it might offend kids from other religions or those who do not have a religion.”
Ms. Shannon refused to compromise her religious beliefs and ultimately removed the poster……
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