The Catholic League’s enormous Times Square billboard (click here) sends a message that is both joyful and serious: Christians will not allow the Scrooges in our society to stop us from honoring Jesus.
Scrooges are trying to censor Christmas again. In Bordentown, New Jersey the superintendent of schools initially sought to ban religious Christmas music from school concerts. Following an outcry from parents, and the intervention of the Alliance Defending Freedom, the decision was reversed. The same issue arose in Wisconsin’s Wausau West High School, but sanity ultimately prevailed there, too.
In College Park, Georgia parents were told that at a charter school, all religious songs were prohibited. The educators proved their lameness when they allowed Feliz Navidad to be sung: if the kids can sing “Merry Christmas,” what do the administrators think they are celebrating?
A South Carolina charter school went so far as to cancel the annual toy drive because atheists said it would convert kids to Christianity. They’re worried about that—it’s not something a free society can tolerate.
Leading the anti-Christmas wars are American Atheists, Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Humanist Association. These groups are driven by bigotry, not the Constitution. Unfortunately, there is a lot of ignorance among school officials about what is permissible and what is not.
The Catholic League will proudly display its billboard, and will erect a life-size nativity scene in Central Park. Scrooge won’t beat us.