Atheists continue their war on Christmas, Christians or anything religious in the public environment. Now a school in Little Rock was forced to cancel a field trip for students to watch Merry Christmas Charlie Brown in a church.
The Little Rock School District received a complaint the other day. Was it someone upset over drugs in school? No. How about bullying? Nope. Maybe an outbreak of cheating? Not even close.
In this case, the complaint had to do with the fact that a field trip was scheduled for elementary school students to see a performance of Merry Christmas Charlie Brown at the Agape Church in Little Rock. Some teachers saw the performance, and thought it would be great to organize a field trip for the kids. However, a parent complained that the play violated her religious beliefs. In came the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers, and the rest is history.
The ASF takes offense at students being invited to a church for a field trip. The fact that the teachers planned to allow a version of the Christmas classic to be shown to the students only compounded the problem as far as the ASF was concerned.
Apparently, these freethinkers don’t want anyone else to be allowed to think freely. Besides, the field trip was optional – no one had to go, especially the student of the parent that complained!
How do you think the rest of the class feels after being denied the field trip because of one student. Do their feelings count in this battle of control against religious freedom by atheists?
The ASF is in reality denying the other students in class and their parents their free choice to attend the performance, unless they attend without association with the school.
When will the ASF object to Charlie Brown being shown on Public Broadcasting Service – another good reason to remove tax dollars from the PBS, so other programing will not also be cancelled at the whim of these ”Freethinkers.”
The school still planned to attend Merry Christmas Charlie Brown, but the church then backed out, cancelling the matinee and instead offering parents a different time to view Charlie Brown with their children.
What about the majority? Does the fact that 99% of the families have no problem with this trip mean anything? In fact, as the television report stated, NO parent complained directly to the school. But even so, someone complains behind the scenes, atheists get wind of it, and the whole effort is shut down. This is insane.
I’m so tired of these assaults on Christmas, and I’m just as tired of people backing down and giving in. What’s that old saying? If we don’t stand for something, we will fall for anything. America is falling… fast!