Atheists Freak Over Bringing Schoolkids To See A Charlie Brown Christmas
They’re probably just pissed about that part about “Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”
(The Blaze) When one thinks of typical War on Christmas targets, Charlie Brown is, perhaps, the furthest catalyst to come to mind. Yet the popular cartoon character is at the center of an atheist-led battle in Little Rock, Arkansas, against the popular play and its production at a local house of worship.
The controversy commenced when some teachers at Terry Elementary School sent letters home to parents regarding taking first and second-grade students to see “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at Agape Church, KARK-TV recently reported. While the event isn’t school sanctioned, local atheists are outraged that educators are planning to take children to see the play, which includes religious themes.
Or perhaps they’re upset about the part that goes “and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
“We’re not saying anything bad about Charlie Brown,” Anne Orsi, a lawyer and vice-president of the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers (ASF), told KARK-TV. ”The problem is that it’s got religious content and it’s being performed in a religious venue and that doesn’t just blur the line between church and state, it over steps it entirely.”
This is all about one parent having a hissy fit, contacting the “Freethinkers”, and the group having a typical tizzy. Surely all left side politics leaners, who yammer on about diversity, multiculturalism, tolerance, expanding horizons, yet, blow a gasket over any mention of religion and want to deny others their right to practice.
“Those who stand up for the rights of children to be free from coercion aren’t making war either on religion or Christmas,” ASF spokesperson LeeWood Thomas said in a statement. “Rather this is a case of a church forming an alliance with local government to violate religious freedom.”
Have you ever read a story where any of these atheists groups have blocked schools from having Muslim days? Oh, oh, have you ever read a story where they work on Christmas and refuse holiday pay, or at least considered Christmas as just another day off? Yeah, me neither. These people (lets not blame all atheists, most simply go about their lives and couldn’t care less what you believers think or do) are simply miserable people who have to ruin it for everyone else.
“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring unto 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. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'”
“That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”
*Note- I know that John hit this yesterday, but I have a personal story with Sen. Turban to relate… Once
On the eve of Father’s Day, I heard on the air on Chicago’s WIND AM some typical left-wing babble about