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How the ACLU Grinch Steals Christmas: Are Public Nativity Displays Constitutional?

Alan E. Sears

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For 75 years, the Creche at Balch Elementary School in Massachusetts has been a Christmas tradition.  But this year, something repugnant has been added to the tradition: a lawsuit from the ACLU to eliminate the nativity scene on the school lawn.  It reminds us of an editorial cartoon from last December: "This missing nativity scene is brought to you by your local chapter of the ACLU."  But the ACLU has not won that case in Massachusetts, and resistance to the censorship of Christmas is mounting.

Despite the fact that a Gallup Poll in 2000 revealed that 96 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas, the situation has grown out of control. This year the New York City School System is trying to strengthen its argument against Nativity scenes by denying the historical fact of Christ's birth in pleadings filed in federal court.

It's all part of the ACLU's 30-year track record of trying to erase our Judeo-Christian heritage and to censor Christmas because of the so-called "separation of church and state."  But we're not going to take it anymore.

Read the entire article on the Breakpoint website.

Posted: 12-16-03



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