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Nichols Elementary School of Frisco Texas Bans Christmas Trees, and Even the Colors Red and Green UPDATED!

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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.

Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com
And Twitter user Laurie Guthrie sent me this…

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.

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  • Infidel de Manahatta

    Look on the bright side. I’m sure the administrators feel very inclusive and tolerant. It’s for the children!

    • MattRoss

      The real question was, what was for the children or not.

  • John Allman

    I think I found your answer.
    it turns out it wasn’t an email. It was a printed memo to PTA parents
    about planning the Winter Party. The rules were for those PTA members
    organizing the parties and not intended to regulate the dress or behavior of those attending. The point
    seemed to be that decorations or party supplies should not be red,
    green, or include Christmas trees. While this is annoying to some it is typical
    political correctness and nothing new. This entire incident is further
    proof that the left are not the only ones who use the media to distort
    information and intentionally mislead. If you want to see something that is truly offensive try reading some of the comments out there on the
    internet from so called “Christians” on this issue. God help us all.

    • MattRoss

      Can you document that, as in, having a copy of the memo? If you have a scan of it, I would publish it.

  • MattRoss

    You’re not being censored. Disqus sent you to moderation for some reason,

  • MattRoss

    No problem, I added it early in the afternoon. A Twitter user tipped me off with the info. I’d much rather be right that be a propaganda outlet. After all, the name at the top of the page isn’t MSNBC!