Apparently, the supposedly non-existent “war on Christmas” has another example of Christmas being banned. Nichols Elementary School in Frisco Texas has not only banned Christmas trees, but even the colors red and green have fallen to the censor’s ax. FOX News has more…
Boys and girls who attend the Nichols Elementary School “Winter Party” will not be able to make any reference to Christmas or any other religious holiday. Christmas trees are also banned – along with the colors red and green.
The rules were sent to parents in an email from the school’s PTA and first reported on by MyFoxDFW.com
Ironically, the school is located in the district of state Rep. Pat Fallon, the author of a bill signed into law in June that codifies the fact that students and staff are permitted to discuss winter holidays as they please.
Fallon tells me he was alerted by an angry parent.
“When Gov. Perry signed ‘The Merry Christmas Bill,’ clearly that didn’t solve the issue,” he said. “The battle rages on. It’s distressing.”
The school district released a statement to MyFoxDFW.com noting:
“The school was unaware of this and it was not an official PTA correspondence either. There have never been any limitations on what students wear, what they bring to share with their classmates on party days … what greetings people exchange with each other.”
So, they said there was a ban. Then they said there was no ban. Then, they were back to a ban…
Fallon said the ban on Christmas trees and traditional holiday colors remains in place and calls it “unnecessary, inappropriate, and quite frankly draconian in nature.”
However, after a meeting between the principal and the PTA, the school decided to keep the draconian rules in place.
“She [the principal] said they didn’t want to offend any families and since each family donates money they feel this is the best policy,” read an email sent to the lawmaker.
What about all the families who might be offended by not being able to call Christmas, Christmas?
So, confusing it is, but even is Texas passed a law permitting Christmas, the liberals will ban it anyway.
Did you ever think we’d see the day that we needed a law to permit us to celebrate Christmas?
Then again, this in only an extension of the fight between good and evil. And we should always remember that evil cheats.
Update: There is still a great deal of confusion.
December 5, 2013
Dear Nichols Elementary Parents,
Fox 4 News reported yesterday that Nichols Elementary and Nichols PTA were not supporting the newly passed Texas Merry Christmas law which protects the rights of Texans to celebrate all traditional winter holidays in public schools.
Nichols PTA categorically denies any stance denying our students and families their right to celebrate any winter holiday. No official correspondence was issued by Nichols PTA Executive Board, the only party authorized to speak on behalf of Nichols PTA, regarding which holidays may or may not be represented in our school, nor was any such correspondence authorized.
Mrs. Murphy, our principal, also spoke at our November 19, 2013 PTA meeting stating that all holidays may be celebrated and represented in our school. She specifically stated that the phrase, “Merry Christmas” and any other traditional holiday phrase is permitted and encouraged at Nichols Elementary.
Many holidays are celebrated by Nichols families at this time of year. Our December celebration is called a “Winter Party” in an effort to include all holidays celebrated in our Nichols community. All children are allowed and encouraged to represent any holiday they choose at this event by saying, “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hannukah,” “Happy Kwanzaa,” or any other traditional phrase, by wearing any holiday attire they choose, or any other form of expression. Our effort is focused on allowing all children to celebrate any winter holiday without excluding anyone.
Nichols PTA is committed to representing and serving all of our members and families. If you have any further questions regarding Nichols PTA or our holiday celebration, please contact [email protected].
So, the question remains, which is true, what the school and PTA sent to the parents, or what they are saying now? Or, did a atheist group pull a false flag and send the email forbidding Christimas? Hopefully, we get an answer.