Common sense prevailed in Texas as Attorney General Ken Paxton won a case against a school district that had upheld Principal Kara Trevin’s decision to remove a Charlie Brown Christmas door display that quoted Luke 2: 8-14.
The quote was used in the 1960’s TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord,” Linus says. “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”
After Principal Kara Trevin actions sparked outrage for removing the display, the Killeen ISD voted 6-1 to continue the ban. Attorney General Ken Paxton came to the rescue and took immediate action.
Folks, we won a battle in a war where recently we have seldom prevailed. The fight against political correctness has turned a corner. The war on Christianity and Christmas just passed a tipping point.
“Religious discrimination towards Christians has become a holiday tradition of sorts among certain groups,” Paxton said in a statement after the judge’s decision. “I am glad to see that the court broke through the left’s rhetorical fog and recognized that a commitment to diversity means protecting everyone’s individual religious expression.”
This is an excellent win and Attorney General Ken Paxton wins an award for doing what he said he would do when he ran for office. Facing a blizzard of opposition, the statesman just keeps standing up and fighting.
The Founders understood from their British heritage that to let the government create a state religion would be a catastrophe they did not want to repeat. They created a barrier to keep the government from ever establishing a state religion.
The Founders did not set up a system designed to keep people from being offended by religion from having to see it. They did not set up a system that would keep a teacher from including a simple Bible verse on her door. She was not establishing a state religion by merely displaying scripture.
Nor were the Founders establishing a state religion when they covered the early architecture in Washington, D.C., with scriptures and images of Biblical heroes.
This nation was founded as a Christian nation and in the United States, there will never be any pressure to believe or practice Christianity. But just because you do not believe does not mean that the rest of us cannot display our faith.
Thank you, Attorney General Ken Paxton. You have come through for Texas Values and have gained another notch to Keep Texas… Texas.
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