This is really getting ridiculous. If you want to take Christ out of Christmas, then why the heck would you bother to perform “A Charlie Brown Christmas?” I mean, that is the whole point, right? Apparently not to liberals…
The Daily Caller reports that Thursday’s student performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at W.R. Castle Elementary School in rural Johnson County, Kentucky “will be bereft of its heart and soul because a single whiner has scared school district officials into censoring all references to religion.
The main scene which will be deleted involves Linus van Pelt reciting a handful of verses from the New Testament’s Gospel of Luke to explain to Charlie Brown “what Christmas is all about.”
The 53-second banned segment contains seven verses from the second chapter of Luke:
“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men.”
“But Castle Elementary principal Jeff Cochran has announced that anything related to Christianity will be completely scrubbed from the play, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Johnson County school district superintendent Thomas Salyer said he has concluded that both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals flatly forbid any public school student from uttering Linus’s seven Bible verses.”
Here’s how it appeared in the original animated television special in 1965.
Bear in mind that at the same time this ridiculousness is occurring, students in other American schools are practicing calligraphy by writing “there is no God but Allah” in Arabic.
Liberals will go to any length to turn America into a secular society — but only as far as Christianity is concerned. This selective targeting is not only ridiculous, but downright disturbing.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]