What do you mean, schools have to call the Christmas vacation a “winter
holiday?” It is not true. It’s just that the ACLU has bullied schools into submission.
Check this out: In Saudi Arabia, all religions except Islam are illegal…against the law…and you can get
in big trouble even visiting that country if you happen to be carrying a Bible. Or anything about any other religion
except their official one.
And if you’ll read our Declaration of Independence, you’ll
see that the entire thing was written because of what the King of England was doing to his people. And that document
was to announce that the colonies had declared themselves free and independent from all allegiance to the British Crown because
of his unfair treatment of them. And they freed themselves from having to have the Church of England as their religion,
which had the king as its head, and who decided what religion they would follow.
perfectly clear in the very first amendment to our Constitution, which begins with these words, “Congress shall make
no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
the ACLU has taken that sentence and has harmed this country greatly by claiming that term means, “separation of church
and state,” and then saying the sentence means that our government should throw out anything having to do with religion…that
“freedom of religion” should say “freedom FROM religion.” They want no mention of God within
our government, whose very foundation is built on belief and trust in God, as writings by Washington, Jefferson and many other
Colonists show. And despite the obvious, the ACLU continues to bully, and usually loses when someone has the money and
the time to buck them in court.
For example, back in 1979, the Sioux Falls school district was
sued by the ACLU because of its policy on the celebration of religious holidays. The ACLU lost. On April 22, 1980,
the U>S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, upheld the constitutionality of the school policy, which said, in short, the
religious holidays may be observed in the public schools…the historical and contemporary values and the origin of religious
holidays may be explained in an unbiased and objective manner…that music, art, literature and drama having religious
themes or basis are permitted as part of the school-sponsored curriculum…
that the use of religious symbols such
as a cross, menorah, crescent, Star of David and others may be displayed…and that the school district’s calendar
should be prepared so as to minimize conflicts with religious holidays of all faiths.
(1) The facts are these, from our
United States Constitution: A teacher can read the Biblical Christmas story in class. And the students can read
it aloud if they choose…
(2) A school may ask a local minister or priest to tell the class the Christmas story…
(3) Christian students in a class may share what their families or churches are doing to celebrate Christmas…
(4) Lessons may be prepared on the ways Christianity has affected American culture…
(5) Discussions may be held
on teachings of Jesus, including the Golden Rule, going the extra mile for someone…turning the other cheek…the
Good Samaritan story, and His other teachings.
(6) Students may write religious articles for the school newspaper.
Editorials, cartoons and news stories.
(7) Students may examine how Christmas and other holidays are celebrated
by Christians in other cultures.
As for singing Christmas hymns and carols in public schools and other
public places can be done. Remarks by the Supreme Court said, “To forbid such activities would be…contrary
to our history and to our holdings.”
It boils down to this…persons who don’t want
to celebrate these special times, do not have to. And persons who DO want to celebrate and discuss, are allowed to,
so long as they don’t press their beliefs on those who don’t want to hear it.
If you don’t
like the good Christians of this world, why don’t you….pray about it.
37BT Bill Thornton October 18, 2004
To all Feds who want God deleted...We're having a Godly, and a Merry Christmas Merry Christmas merry
I’ve noticed that some of my Conquest articles have taken on a new complexion since my wife
went to her new home. I don’t feel the same about passing from this life to the next. I like to use the
term “The Promise” that the Lord gives to everyone…that Christians will immediately be with loved
ones who’ve gone on, when our turn comes.
King David used that consolation we see in 2nd Samuel 12:23,
after his son by Bathsheba died; “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” And of course Jesus
showed the same comfort to us, as He hung on the Cross, when he told the thief hanging beside Him, who had become a believer
there, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
I’ve written about that in an earlier article, but for those of you who didn’t see it, I’ll give
my interpretation of those words by Christ. “Today” means now…assuring us that we won’t be
put in a waiting area until some time in the future. And “shalt thou be with me” means that He will go to
the same place with this person who’s dying at His side.
And the Bible clearly shows that the word “Paradise” and
“Heaven” are the same place. Revelation 2:7 is enough to convince us: “He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which
is in the paradise of God.” And the tree of life serves double duty, also indicating that we’ll eat the
best of foods in Heaven.
The only ones who
should fear death, are those of you who haven’t given your heart to the Lord. I beg you to take care of that,
at this very moment. It’s the only time you’re guaranteed.