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  • Teacher defends "Santa" remarks (Full, unedited statement)

    12/26/2005 8:11:14 AM PST · by Conservatrix · 778 replies · 12,705+ views
    Lebanon Daily News ^ | 12/23/05 | Theresa R. Farrisi
    To the Editor: "Last week I substituted at a local elementary school in Lebanon County. The lesson plan required me to read the 1882 poem “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore to two classes of students. While I can appreciate the poem for its literary value, the subject matter is offensive to me, and the reading of this poem to the children imposed values upon me which are against my deeply held religious beliefs. I could not in good conscience present the notion of Santa Claus as a truth to the children, and stated so. No public school...