Successfully Stopping Santa and A-Caroling We Won't Go

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    The ACLU has successfully stopped Santa from visiting public schools in Baldwin, Kan., because his presence constitutes illegal proselytizing by the school, reports the Baldwin City Signal.

    After receiving a letter of complaint from the American Civil Liberties Union (search), the school board there voted to put a stop to the nefarious activities and said it will re-examine how it treats all religious holidays in the schools.

    The ACLU complained that in a visit to an elementary school last year, Santa gave out candy canes and asked the kids why Christmas is celebrated. The kids had the nerve to pop up and answer JesusÂ’ birthday.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,105744,00.html
     
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    jimnyc, what do you have against the ACLU? don't you want us all to where white uniforms and walk through the streets hand in hand while we are all spoonfed BS about everyone being a winner?

    Needless to say, I disagree with the ACLU. Even if you don't believe Jesus was the son of God, then you can at least respect that he was arguable the most important philosopher of western civilization.
     
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    What the hell are you talking about? I simply posted an article that was on Fox news. Have I EVER stated my opinions on the ACLU? I defy you to find my words on how I feel about them.

    Why do you respond with nonsense?
     
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    How many hours do you have to spare ?
     
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    I guess I should have said I was being rhetorical and sarcastic.

    And besides, you're such a hardcore conservative of course I know what your stance is.
     
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    My apologies if I misread your sarcasm as your feelings on my post.

    I doubt you know my stance, as I've never made it known before. Truth be told I have mixed feelings about the ACLU. I think they do plenty of good, but when I read issues like this I see just how much bad they can do as well.
     
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    Believe it or not I used to be a member. There was a time when the ACLU stood for something, protecting our rights. They have turned out to be nothing more than a special interest group in their own right, with a political and social agenda. They defended NAMBLA, who does not need defense, but rather a bullet lodged in every members sick ass brain, but did not defend the man in Florida, who was told he can not display the American Flag. They provide their services to people who do not like under god in the pledge, but do not give this same courtesy to the women told she can not have a bible on her desk at work. A little one-sided, you think ?
     
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    I think ACLU support of NAMBLA alone is cause to hate them. Who the hell cares how many rights of people they "save" when they are causing children to be exposed to the worst men in the world.
     
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    :laugh: whats next??? the tooth fairy? the easter bunny? these shits stop santa from making has rounds at school in Kansas but in Oregon the schools are allow to teach religion [force them] muslim at that. the ACLU is today what the KKK was in the 60s.
     
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    Y'know, for an organization with the word 'liberties' right in the title, all these people seem to do is ban things.

    The nature of Christ or even his birth may not be definite, but his existence is pretty much historically truthful, so why can't those that believe in his divinity have a holiday to celebrate him?

    How long have Jews lived in this country? You haven't heard of them trying to ban Christmas, have you?

    I guess in theory the idea of pleasing every religious and racial denomination all the time is a nice one, but it's ridiculous to think that one day, the entire country is going to turn around and say, 'well, we all love each other now, let's all go get a Coke!' Newsflash for every uppity rich idiot living off of his/her daddy's trust fund, having nothing to do with their life other than fight for stupid causes like this: life is hard. People can be intolerant. Christmas is a popular holiday, it used to be a time when everyone, no matter what they believed, could generally be nice to each other. Don't ruin it just because you feel guilty hanging a christmas tree in front of your Muslim housemaid.

    Thank you.

    ***steps down off soapbox***:D
     

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