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December 12, 2012

Letters to the Editor – Wednesday, Dec. 12

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• A Little Rock church has cancelled a student matinee performance of “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown” after critics complained the show was too religious and therefore violated the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

This headline will really rock your Christmas socks off!

• Residents Say School Traded Jesus for Frosty the Snowman

The flashpoint in this Christmas controversy is the tiny town of Cottondale, located in the Florida panhandle.

For the past 30 years, a Nativity scene has been erected on the front lawn of Cottondale Elementary School. But now the annual holiday tradition has been abandoned – over fears that the Baby Jesus might somehow violate the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Principal Brenda Jones told television station WJHG the decision to keep Baby Jesus in the closet came after an official with the Dept. of Education dropped by to discuss the separation of church and state.

The flashpoint in this Christmas controversy is the tiny town of Cottondale, located in the Florida panhandle.

For the past 30 years, a Nativity scene has been erected on the front lawn of Cottondale Elementary School. But now the annual holiday tradition has been abandoned – over fears that the Baby Jesus might somehow violate the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Principal Brenda Jones told television station WJHG the decision to keep Baby Jesus in the closet came after an official with the Dept. of Education dropped by to discuss the separation of church and state.

Officials at the school said, “You’ll see Frosty the Snowman but you will not see anything related to Christ,” he said. “School employees are not allowed to say Merry Christmas. They’re not allowed to display anything that relates to Christ or religion in Christmas.”

There are many more such headlines on the war on Christmas, these are just a few and there will be many more to come. Lets not let a few, you fill in the blank, _______ people ruin Christmas for the rest of us. This so called war on Christmas has already been won. I read the end of the Book!

John3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.

Look around you and find a need and meet it, the joy of doing so will give you great joy in this Christmas season.

Joy and Peace to all in this Christmas season!

David Nowak, Weatherford

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