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Atheist Group Backs Parents Upset School Wants To Take Kids To See ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’
CBS Atlanta ^ | November 20, 2012 | Unknown

Posted on 11/20/2012 5:30:43 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron

Full title: Atheist Group Backs Parents Who Are Upset School Wants To Take Kids To See ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ At Church

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CBS Atlanta) — Charlie Brown has been caught in the crossfire of the “war on Christmas” mantra.

KARK-TV reports that some parents were upset that Terry Elementary School in Little Rock wanted to take children to go see a play of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at a local church.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: arth; charliebrown; culturewar; peanuts; revisionisthistory; waronchristmas; waronchristmas2012
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Sorry FRiends, I've had it with these people.

They are emboldened now that the marxist in chief has stolen the election, no more mister nice guy here, this is war.

1 posted on 11/20/2012 5:30:48 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron
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Full title edited to fit FR guidelines:

Atheist Group Backs Parents Who Are Upset School Wants To Take Kids To See ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ At Church

2 posted on 11/20/2012 5:32:11 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

This 1965 cartoon is too “extreme” for today’s progressives.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 5:36:38 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I detest militant atheists but there is no reason Christmas should be celebrated in public schools or Yom Kippur or Satan’s birthday, or Ramadan.

Religious holidays are wonderful. Celebrate them at home in church or temple but not in the public schools.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 5:38:28 PM PST by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewis)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Well, what’s their problem? I personally have no problem attending other religions services respectfully, seeing what they’re all about then walk home still the same religion afterwards. I don’t see why these atheists can’t at least do the same. Combine that with the fact that I grew up with an atheist Dad, and still chose Christianity. There’s not a threat to seeing something related to other religions, in fact, it’s a good opportunity to understand and discuss afterwards.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 5:38:36 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Atheist Group

They need to have the stigma of "murdering atheists" attached to them.

Fire at will.

6 posted on 11/20/2012 5:40:05 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Hound of the Baskervilles
I detest militant atheists but there is no reason Christmas should be celebrated in public schools or Yom Kippur or Satan’s birthday, or Ramadan

Guess you never read George Washington or Samuel Adams words.

Shove your secularist point of view and comparisons with satan.

I'll not post more lest I get banned for the opinion I hold of your insulting diatribe.

Go to Du fool.

7 posted on 11/20/2012 5:44:16 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Ah , PEANUTS !!!!!


8 posted on 11/20/2012 5:45:20 PM PST by molson209
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To: Las Vegas Ron

This country is going to hell in a hand basket with each passing day. These jackasses are taking over the country..first they make Santa Monica take down the Nativity scene and now this..how the hell are these cockroaches aloud to have so much power


9 posted on 11/20/2012 5:45:59 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hound of the Baskervilles
there is no reason Christmas should be celebrated in public schools or Yom Kippur or Satan’s birthday, or Ramadan.

That reason is called the First Amendment.

Specifically:

(Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,) or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

10 posted on 11/20/2012 5:52:12 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Hound of the Baskervilles
Lincoln/Grant (Who Federally sealed the deal) “imported” the South's love of celebrating Christmas and incorporated the celebration into the Federal government. Take it up with their spirits if you will (Lincoln promoted Christmas, thought he is a “god” to atheists, lol).
11 posted on 11/20/2012 5:55:45 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER; Sarah Barracuda

You two are the best FR has to offer.

Kudos and MERRY CHRISTmas to you!


12 posted on 11/20/2012 5:56:25 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Hound of the Baskervilles

We grew up celebrating them in school. What has changed?


13 posted on 11/20/2012 6:01:34 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Ahhhhh....Little Rock.....Home of the “Bill Clinton Adultery Tour”. Water available at all 234 stops!


14 posted on 11/20/2012 6:03:31 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Thank you so much I appreciate that..MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone here, and Happy Chanukkah to my Jewish friends(I’m Jewish but I love Christmas) in fact, during the holiday season I always say “Merry Christmas” I don’t say “Happy Holidays” that’s something that liberals want people to say I refuse to say it


15 posted on 11/20/2012 6:07:06 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Las Vegas Ron
"Sorry FRiends, I've had it with these people.

They are emboldened now that the marxist in chief has stolen the election, no more mister nice guy here, this is war."

I'm with you. This crap should have been slapped down right at the beginning. As it is, people humored it, and now they have the upper hand.

16 posted on 11/20/2012 6:09:57 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

God bless you, Sarah Barracuda! Happy Chanukkah to you (even though it’s early).


17 posted on 11/20/2012 6:12:16 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; CatherineofAragon

18 posted on 11/20/2012 6:16:18 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

May the Great I Am bless you and your family.


19 posted on 11/20/2012 6:19:40 PM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Should be taking the kids to see “Charlie Brown joins jihad”. Then nobody would have uttered a word of protest.


20 posted on 11/20/2012 6:25:48 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: lowbridge

Bunch of Grinches....


21 posted on 11/20/2012 6:28:33 PM PST by nevermorelenore
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Well if Christmas is to be celebrated in public school then I hope you won’t object to your child also celebrating a few major Hindu, Wiccan, Muslim, and Voodoo holy days as well.

Scenario. Kid comes home from school. Wow mom look at the picture I drew today. See, this is the Voodoo priestess praying to the goddess. Uh huh. We learned all about it cause today is a big holy day for the religion of Voodoo.
And we even had like pretend magic potions to drink and we danced all around too. It was fun mom!

Scenario two. Hi dad I had fun at school today. Today is an Islamic holiday. So instead of Arithmetic we saw cartoon of this kid who went on a pilgrimage to this place were thousands of Muslims pray to the Holy Rock. I prayed to the rock too but I was pretending.....kinda like.


22 posted on 11/20/2012 6:37:22 PM PST by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewis)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Merry Christmas to you(Even though its early :-) and have a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving


23 posted on 11/20/2012 6:40:49 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hound of the Baskervilles; ROCKLOBSTER
Scenario. Kid comes home from school. Wow mom look at the picture I drew today. See, this is the Voodoo priestess praying to the goddess. Uh huh. We learned all about it cause today is a big holy day for the religion of Voodoo. And we even had like pretend magic potions to drink and we danced all around too. It was fun mom!

That's what I liked about the movie The Princess and the Frog. It drove home in no uncertain terms that messing with Voodoo was evil and destructive.

24 posted on 11/20/2012 6:51:47 PM PST by thecodont
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To: ilovesarah2012

What has changed? We should not have been celebrating Christmas in the public schools in the first place, What about the Jewish kids, And the Jehovah’s Witness? Were their beliefs celebrated?

Those were the days of Christian privilege. Yes “privilege” is the proper description. Those days are fading.

Don’t get me wrong. I will fight to the death for religious freedom. But taxpayer money should not be spent for the promotion of ANY religion. This in my mind protects Christian kids from the above scenarios. YOUR kids should learn about their faith from YOU or at church. Your job is to see to it. It is not the job of the public schools to foster religion of any kind.


25 posted on 11/20/2012 6:53:43 PM PST by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewis)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Have had it as well. So; 'dear parents'; keep your freaking kids home.

Or do; what many parents feel inclined to do; if not forced; when their values clash with those proscribed by public education 'group think'. Go the full nine yards and Home School. Whereby; you are FREE, totally; to protect your child's atheism from 'undo' influences/covert 'values'; etc.; as might be found in a Charlie Brown Christmas. . .viewed in a Church; yet.

Too bad; but they should be thanking the Church; for teaching the very tolerance they demand and get from 'non-atheists; versus that which they offer to those 'Faithful'; whom they refuse, by turn; to tolerate.

Where do these people think 'Value' and Virtue (and yes, that virtue of 'Tolerance') came from? An athiest?

26 posted on 11/20/2012 6:54:24 PM PST by cricket
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I feel so blessed that I grew up when I did.

You said the Pledge Of Allegiance. You prayed. You celebrated holidays. No controversy.

I recently read that certain groups deemed Charlie Brown as too violent. Alrighty then. Let’s look at what they watch now.


27 posted on 11/20/2012 6:55:47 PM PST by berdie
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To: Hound of the Baskervilles

One crazy atheist got rid of prayer in public schools. My teachers read the Bible to us each morning and we prayed. We pledged allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. We sang God Bless America. We didn’t need “resource officers” (cops) in our schools. We didn’t have metal detectors. Not one girl in my high school ended up pregnant. Now we have day care centers in high schools for students’ babies. My church started by holding services in my elementary school on Sundays. We had fish on Fridays at school for the Catholic kids and no one complained.

It is people like you who have helped destroy America with your “fairness” crap. America was built by Christians on Christian values! You can’t change the facts.

But Obama was right, wasn’t he. America is no longer a Christian nation. And it shows!


28 posted on 11/20/2012 7:01:01 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”


29 posted on 11/20/2012 7:01:20 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: berdie

I agree w/ you completely! I am an agnostic, but I remember the charm of our Christmas pageants in school and in elementary school I was in the choir & we would sing “Let There be Peace on Earth” & other songs. We had an innocence back then.

I would not give it back for anything. I have to say “A Charlie Brown Christmas” makes me cry like a baby. My husband got me the complete Charlie Brown holiday DVD gift box a few years ago.


30 posted on 11/20/2012 7:06:43 PM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: HerrBlucher

And that is PRECISELY where I cry when I watch it.


31 posted on 11/20/2012 7:08:15 PM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I spent of today helping a friend decorate for “Christmas” in her home and we both agreed that this is one of the most wonderful time of the year! Merry Christmas to my dear FR friends!

Please remember the reason for the season!

God Bless America !


32 posted on 11/20/2012 7:09:17 PM PST by Die_Hard Conservative Lady (When all the working class leave California what will be left?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Thank you. :)


33 posted on 11/20/2012 7:09:38 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: Hound of the Baskervilles
Come on, let's face it. I'm sure there are enough religious holidays during the course of a school year so as to have something different happening every day.

You gotta admit that the children's exposure to world religions would teach them some morality (except islam) and would certainly consume all or most of their classroom time thus depriving them of the hideous socialist indoctrination they are currently getting.

34 posted on 11/20/2012 7:10:14 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Children shouldn’t be pulled out of school to go to a church and view an overtly religious program.


35 posted on 11/20/2012 7:11:47 PM PST by stormer
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Here’s how I see it. If a child wants to pray over her lunch at school during lunch hour, say a Catholic making the sign of the cross and quietly praying. That is a first amendment right. But that is entirely different from taking a whole class to a movie that has for it’s theme a Christian Holy Day. They need to be learning to read, write and spell, not having parties.

You take your kid to that movie! You teach your child about Christ and Christmas. That is Your job not a public school teachers job.


36 posted on 11/20/2012 7:14:42 PM PST by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewis)
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To: berdie

I feel sorry for the kids today, they do not realize what it was like in my generation growing up in the 50’s and 60’s.... Celebrating Christmas in school and a nativity scene on the school property and not even being aware that some people might be offended! Where has our Christian nation gone?

Merry Christmas to all! May God Bless American again soon....


37 posted on 11/20/2012 7:16:49 PM PST by Die_Hard Conservative Lady (When all the working class leave California what will be left?)
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To: Hound of the Baskervilles
They need to be learning to read, write and spell

Oh, you want them to get an education!

You'd have to send them to a Catholic school for that.

38 posted on 11/20/2012 7:16:58 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: HerrBlucher

**tears**

Wonderful post.


39 posted on 11/20/2012 7:17:04 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

When I was a kid we learned about Christmas in school. It didn’t harm anyone. It was my favorite time of year (I hated school) and I wasn’t raised to believe in God and my parents never thought it a terrible thing that I was taught about Christmas.

These atheists are fiends in human form.


40 posted on 11/20/2012 7:17:09 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: lowbridge

Here You Go

It’s Jihad Farley Towne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT6ayqjmrQ0


41 posted on 11/20/2012 7:19:29 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Las Vegas Ron; HerrBlucher

Would that we could again have a country in which such a cartoon could be broadcast again on a major network, in prime time, and there wouldn’t be an uproar over it.


42 posted on 11/20/2012 7:22:31 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Hound of the Baskervilles; little jeremiah
You know nothing about everything, including the founding of this Country,

Go bad to the KOS and DU dummies

FR is a site for God, Country and Constitution.

PS, luv ya lj....gonna look up " A Charlie Brown Christmas" and watch it on the tube~

43 posted on 11/20/2012 7:25:58 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: HerrBlucher

From Wikipedia

Network executives were not happy with several aspects of the show, forcing Schulz to wage some serious battles to preserve his vision. The executives didn’t want to have Linus reciting the story of the birth of Christ from the Gospel of Luke; the network orthodoxy of the time assumed that viewers would not want to sit through passages of the King James Version of the Bible. But Schulz was adamant about keeping this scene in, remarking that “If we don’t tell the true meaning of Christmas, who will?”


44 posted on 11/20/2012 7:32:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I did not have a happy childhood but I remember with extreme fondness the every Christmas watching of “Amahl and the Night Visitors”. Touched my heart deeply. I haven’t seen it in decades, never saw the Charlie Brown one.

Even doing the Christmas decorations at school was such a happy time for me, all other memories of school (other than the last day before summar vacation) were so unpleasant. I had to be dragged to school...


45 posted on 11/20/2012 7:34:19 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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There is no such thing as "values neutral". And by NOT mentioning Christmas, it is a purposeful action. It is not neutral. How about kids learning about Christmas and Hanukkah. What's wrong with that? And no wiccan crap, either. (pardon language, my tolerance went away.)

46 posted on 11/20/2012 7:38:03 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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There is no such thing as "values neutral". And by NOT mentioning Christmas, it is a purposeful action. It is not neutral. How about kids learning about Christmas and Hanukkah. What's wrong with that? And no wiccan crap, either. (pardon language, my tolerance went away.)

47 posted on 11/20/2012 7:38:54 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Wouldn’t it be less expensive to rent the DVD?


48 posted on 11/20/2012 7:42:12 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Hound of the Baskervilles

Until very recently no one ever thought there was anything wrong with mention of Christmas or God in public schools. Only because of secular humanism/marxism is God taken out of schools. And since 85% or more of the US population celebrates Christmas, I don’t see why dragging in Satan and Ramadan is relevant. Actually Ramadan and other Islmic crap is shoved down kids’ throats in schools all over, and atheists never say a word.

Odd how secular leftists luv Islam. I guess the dominance, violence and hatred just naturally attract them.


49 posted on 11/20/2012 7:45:39 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Oh, criminy! Ir as the article shows, Good Grief! Can we get Linus to use his blanket as a sling so he can knock out these bozos and feed them to the Kite Eating Tree. Better yet, let Snoopy use them for target practice in his Sopwith Camel. Good Grief!


50 posted on 11/20/2012 7:47:59 PM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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