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Thursday, November 13, 2014

School Dumps Christmas, Easter

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing Christian marginalization



It's pretty darn sad that a grade two student needs to take his school to court in order to be able to hand out candy canes at Christmas time which have a brief reference to Jesus attached to them.  But of course the next battle for the grade two student will be to keep the name "Christmas" on the school calendar for that two week stretch that kids take off at the end of December, (we must now call it "Winterfest"  - sigh!!!!).  Christianity is being marginalized in this post Christian secular society of ours as even many who call themselves "Christian" never dare to set foot in a church.

There are those who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground. Amos 5:7 NIV

School Dumps Christmas, Easter
There’s a new battleground in the war on Christmas – the suburbs of our nation’s capital. The school board in Montgomery County, Maryland has decided to appease Muslims families by making the school calendar — religious neutral. That’s bad news for all you Jews and Gentiles out there. As of next year – all Christian and Jewish holidays will be removed from the calendar. That means no more Christmas, no more Easter and no more Yom Kippur. There’s no word on whether the board will remove the Irish from St. Patrick’s Day or the love from St. Valentine’s Day or the trees from Arbor Day. For years local Muslims had been urging the district to close schools for two of their holidays. Many gathered outside the school board offices holding signs like “Support Equality for Eid” and “Because…our children matter too.” Instead, the school board opted to eliminate all religious holidays.

Second Grade Student Asks that Federal Court Protect His Religious Speech this Christmas Season
Advocates for Faith & Freedom has filed a request for a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Wednesday, November 12th 2014. The injunction, if granted, will prohibit the West Covina Unified School District from stopping seven-year-old Isaiah Martinez from passing out candy canes to his classmates with the candy cane legend attached during the Christmas season.
Last Christmas, Isaiah Martinez took Christmas gifts intended for his first grade teacher and classmates at Merced Elementary in the West Covina Unified School District. Each gift consisted of a traditional candy cane with a message attached that recited the legend of the candy cane. The legend references a candy maker who created the candy cane to symbolize the life of Jesus Christ. When Isaiah brought his Christmas gift to school, his teacher took possession of the candy canes. At the direction of the school principal, the teacher instructed Isaiah that “Jesus is not allowed in school” and she removed the candy cane messages from each candy cane, threw the messages in the trash, and handed the candy canes back to Isaiah for delivery to his classmates. Isaiah then nervously handed the candy canes to his classmates in fear that he was in trouble for trying to bring a little Christmas cheer and “good tidings” to class.
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/67512

SECULARISM GROWS AS MORE U.S. CHRISTIANS TURN ‘CHURCHLESS’
If you’re dismayed that one in five Americans (20 percent) are “nones” — people who claim no particular religious identity — brace yourself. How does 38 percent sound? That’s what religion researcher David Kinnaman calculates when he adds “the unchurched, the never-churched and the skeptics” to the nones. He calls his new category “churchless,” the same title Kinnaman has given his new book. By his count, roughly four in 10 people living in the continental United States are actually “post-Christian” and “essentially secular in belief and practice.”

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