Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Colors Red and Green Now Banned in Government Run School

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Recently, the Texas Legislature passed what they called, "The Merry Christmas Law."

The bill allows for public school teachers and staff to "educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations including 'Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy holidays.'"

Additionally, the law allows schools to "display on school property scenes or symbols associated with traditional winter celebrations, including a menorah or a Christmas image such as a Nativity scene or Christmas tree."

Thus, the schools are no longer living under the fear of lawsuits they cannot afford. They will no longer be bullied by the threat of lawsuit from the ACLU or atheist groups, seeking recognition.

So public education in Texas is "free at last" to say forbidden words like "Christmas." Public education can now practice its open minded pursuit of Truth. And not be concerned that the anti-Christmas groups will get them.

All is well.

Well, not exactly.

I read this story and checked it twice to be sure...it's true, Nichols Middle School in Frisco, Texas has not only banned all things Christmas, but they have banned the colors "Red" and "Green."

And the school is in the legislative district of Rep. Pat Fallon who authored "The Merry Christmas Law" in Texas.

Here's the explanation.


All this time, the 90 to 96% of us Americans who "do" celebrate Christmas thought the public schools were simply acting responsibly under the law and abolishing Christmas to avoid lawsuits they could not afford.

Or at least merely acting out of fear.

Not so, apparently.

Nichols Elementary is banning all things Christmas or Hanukkah, including the colors "red" and "green."

The school's principal said in an email that she and the PTA chose to ban Christmas at the party to "avoid offending anyone."

But what about the 93% of Americans whom Gallup says celebrate Christmas? And who pay the school bills with their taxes.

Ironically, Nichols Elementary School is in Rep. Fallon's Legislative District. Several parents, after receiving the Principal's email, forwarded it to Rep. Fallon. He in turn wrote a second letter to all the school districts reaffirming the new law.

Fallon told local Fox 4 News, "We're celebrating Christmas, so why can't it be a Christmas party or maybe a holiday party?"

The lawmaker says he is shocked at the number of calls his office has received from nervous teachers and principals---"wondering what they could and could not do."

Fallon told Fox News' Todd Starnes, "One teacher wanted to do 'Elf on a Shelf' and thought she would get in trouble."

That's where we are in America today.

A college educated teacher, teaching our kids, is afraid to put a toy elf on a shelf because it is the Christmas season. And she might get in trouble or be sued by some anti-Christmas group.

Rep. Fallon told Starnes, "When Gov. Perry signed 'The Merry Christmas Bill' clearly that didn't solve the issue. The battle rages on. Its so distressing."

The battle does indeed "rage on."

And it isn't really about fir trees, the colors red and green, or even the word Christmas, a Nativity scene or even a heartfelt "Merry Christmas."

Among some, it's about fear, and for some, it's about rebellion toward God Himself.

That first Christmas struck fear in the hearts of shepherds and others, so much so that angels tried to quiet their emotions.

Zacharias was told to "fear not" (Luke 1:13).

Mary was told to "not be afraid" (Luke 1:30).

The shepherds were told to "fear not" because the angels said, "I bring you good 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."

Fear always creates action or re-action.

The shepherds ran to Bethlehem to get acquainted with the Messiah, while others, even then began to plot his death.

Not only is there a spirit of fear when confronted with Truth, there is also a spirit of rebellion.

From the beginning, humans have rebelled against God. Adam and Eve believed they would "become as God" if they ate the fruit.

Prophetic Scripture tells us the end of this age will feature a great rebellion against God, led by those who claim to be God, resulting in Armageddon.

Why is Jesus Christ so polarizing? Because His name is Wonderful. He is to be worshipped. Counselor. We are to submit to His leadership. Mighty God. He is much more than a good man or good rabbi. Everlasting Father. He is God. Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:11).

Merry Christmas.



3 comments:

  1. The insanity goes on, banning Christmas in public places. Don't these people who want Christmas banned realize, even if those who do not believe in God, that human law is not enough to protect people of the ravages of evil visited upon mankind. This is what happens when the state basically becomes the law giver not God. What fools are they. Can't they see that any country including ours in moving away from God, chaos and evil expands evermore.

    Even the natural law is not enough to protect mankind if there is no lawgiver. Again if the state is to fulfill this function, lawgiver, it is led by men and women who are everything but perfect and we are seeing the results of this today and in history.

    The good news in all of this is that by those who do want to celebrate Christmas (the Word being made flesh), they by their very actions in trying to abolish Christmas recognize the power of God and His Way. If this were not the case, they simply would not care about whether or not anyone celebrated Christmas. It would be just another holiday, like Veteran's Day, where most people liked it and other did not like.
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    With all this being said may all those of Good Will be blessed by the Father this Christmas season who sent His only Son into the world for the salvation of mankind.

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    1. The same Martin Howser that has the radio program on 630-KTW ?

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  2. We know that the darkness of men's hearts hates the light, for it reveals the wickedness within. It was as true with Adam and Eve as it is today. The Bible tells us that the "heart is desperately wicked, who can know it?" God knows it and sent Jesus as the remedy "that all who believe in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life".


    It can be disheartening to see so much rebellion and silliness as in banning "red" and green", we must not have a spirit of fear, but of power and a sound mind. Thanks Gary

    Merry Christmas indeed!

    Craig in Lacey

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