Christmas Controversy & Opinion Presented by Defend Christmas, this forum covers the difficult topics of the season -- from the famed and fabled War on Christmas to church and state debates to using the star or the angel on the Christmas tree. Modern Christmas celebration has it's complications -- schools are divided, some Christmas light displays are too much, some even argue that it is better to call it a "holiday" tree. Some merchants won't even say "Merry Christmas"! Where there is controversy, there is insanity. Even in Christmas.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
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All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
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My Dog Sam
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Parents Lash Out at Schools Bowing to Muslim Pressure
OAK LAWN, Ill. A southwest suburban school district has taken action, responding to the concerns of a Muslim parent.But now, as CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports, other parents are angry that traditional school holidays will be renamed or even eliminated.“That does not represent all the Muslims, all of the Arabs at that school,” [...]
what kills me is that half the time the complaint is they just want to be included. Alot of them are upset when things are eliminated. Its not what they asked for.
This is the truth They just want their own Celebration, they are not asking for others to give up their own. However Schools and places like that are just figuring it is easier just to cut everything than try.
I don't think it is that simple. Schools have a great opportunity to teach with their actions and they fail nearly every time to grasp that opportunity. These debates are healthy and important but schools are more interested in just shutting down the debate rather than truly investigating the right thing to do.
I think this school board this time got it right though -- they reversed the decision to cancel Halloween and Christmas and just added Ramadan instead. That's what they should have done in the first place.