Jesus banned from His own birthday celebration

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

Nov. 16, 2018


In an effort to be more inclusive, a Virginia middle school is excluding Jesus from its annual Christmas concert.  
 
Liberty Counsel has sent a letter to the school and the district informing them that they have crossed the line into unconstitutional censorship.
 
Liberty Counsel's annual Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign educates, and if necessary litigates, to make sure that Christmas and Christian themes are not censored.  Your prayer and financial support will help us keep Christ in Christmas in America this season.  See my update below – Mat.

 

Robious Middle School recently notified parents by letter that their renamed "Winter" event would now be void of Christmas songs containing the name of "Jesus" as part of their effort to be "more sensitive" toward the increasingly "diverse population" of its student body.

One teacher said, "We had a few students who weren't comfortable singing [because] it does mention Jesus."

The irony of excluding Jesus as a means to to promote diversity doesn't escape us.

We have sent a letter to the school and the district indicating that what they are doing is wrong. It is clear that in censoring Christian words and viewpoints, they have crossed the line to unconstitutional censorship. The letter seeks to determine if the school's actions were done out of ignorance or that they want to censor Christian viewpoints.

Celebrating Christmas is legal in other public schools and in public venues. There is clear case law regarding including Christian and religious songs during the holiday season, and all the cases come down on the side of including religious songs.

+ + Liberty Counsel remains on high alert for the increased attacks that come during the Christmas season.

This time of year, anti-faith organizations like Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the ACLU and other like-minded groups increase their efforts to secularize Christmas. Using strong-arm tactics, they intimidate communities, retail stores, government offices and schools into stripping "Christ" from Christmas.

Since our inception, Liberty Counsel has helped lead the charge to put "Christ" back in Christmas, both in the courts and in the public arena. Our legal team is actively monitoring cases across the country where there is intimidation by officials and activist groups to remove the celebration of Christmas in public and private sectors.
 

Being able to fight back against such bullying is more important than ever in 2018. The enemies of Christmas have gotten encouragement from the "We don't see ourselves as a Christian nation" statements coming from radical secularists with loud voices and even members of our own elected government!
 
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+ + Keep "Christ in Christmas."

Contrary to what the ACLU and secular organizations may stand for in the public square, an overwhelming majority of Americans celebrate "Christmas." The words "Merry Christmas" still roll off our lips. And we proudly display the lifestyle and symbols celebrating the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ, for whose birth Christmas is celebrated. No secular organization is going to make honoring Christ politically incorrect! We will help faithful Americans stand their ground with your support. 
 
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God bless you for your support,
 
Mat
 
P.S. I Love ChristmasOur powerful Christmas campaign is a unique opportunity to proclaim Christ this season. This year we want to help every believer enjoy a joyous Christmas holiday in which they can freely celebrate the Reason for the Season! With your gift of any amount, we will send you our I Love Christmas oval sticker.  
 
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P.P.S. If you encounter Christmas censorship, let us know. Our dedicated email address for reporting is Christmas@lc.org