School’s overboard, holiday political correctness may violate state law

Parents and a Texas lawmaker are plenty steamed at an elementary school’s idea of a Christmas party. There will be no Christmas tree, the words “Christmas” and “Hanukkah” are prohibited, along with even the colors red and green. Oh, and it’s dubbed a “winter party.”

Parents received an email from the party’s organizers at Nichols Elementary School in Frisco, Texas. It combined the above into two party rules for for everyone to follow, along with a third: The kids should bring “nothing that will stain the carpet,” according to MyFoxDFW.

“I agree with number three, but not one and two,” said state Rep. Pat Fallon who was forwarded the email by an angry parent.

Fallon co-drafted the Merry Christmas bill, passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry earlier this year. It specifically makes it OK to say “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah” and “Happy holidays” in Texas schools.

“We’re celebrating Christmas, so why can’t it be a Christmas party or maybe a holiday party?” said Fallon. “But they’ve skipped over ‘holiday’ and go to ‘winter.’ That’s political correctness gone too far.”

The lawmaker got conflicting stories when he tried to investigate further. Both the school district and district PTA claimed they have no such policy. Nonetheless the ban apparently remains in place. He received yet another email from from a parent. It read:

“Today at the PTA meeting it was stated that they had decided to keep everything the same. She said they didn’t want to offend any families and since each family donates money they feel this is the best policy.”

Watch the news report from MyFoxDFW, and check out A cappella group’s amazing version of ‘Little Drummer Boy’ goes insanely viral.

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  • Liam Anlage

    So to not PISS off any Liberal/atheists/muslims/IDIOTS they go and Royally PISS OFF the Christians..Smart move you Icecicles.

    • God’s Child

      It is quite simple. If you do not like it do not attend. We have our rights to celebrate our holidays and Christmas the way we always have. Go have your own celebrations and call them what you will. Just leave us alone.
      What would a reason be for having Christmas if not for the birth of Christ? It isn’t a retailers sale promotion it is a religious and wonderful day for all Christians to celebrate. If you are not a Christian, then you have no business at our parties or our celebrations anyway. So stay out and leave the children and Christians alone. Go on your liberal way and do something else somewhere else

      • Blarg

        @disqus_IAOfxmBSDu:disqus : You must not know your own religion’s history alongside world history. Christ was a name given to Jesus, which wasn’t really Christ to begin with. It was Christo, sounds Vatican doesn’t it? Also, ‘Christ’mas is a thievery of a holiday due to bad astrological and poor historical records. The Yule holidays of pagan religions is the original source of the present Christmas. Much like Halloween, also known as All Hallow’s Eve, Savhain, etc. quite a few others…also pagan in origin. Also, might I note this as you begin to peak an interesting shade of red…the word ‘pagan’ means folk…also can be understood to mean old folk, common, blah blah blah. Get it? Easter too….a thievery from Beltane, a celebration of life and seasonal rebirth…also an equinox.

        • God’s Child

          You believe what you want as I will. Your negativity and bologna are a symptom of what is wrong in this country. I will not read any more of your lying negative posts.

  • older-woman

    A Pew Research Center report stated recently that 80 percent of the United States is Christian. Neither our Bill of Rights or Constitution says anything about a freedom from being offended.