This is just so stupid. Even “A Charlie Brown Christmas” which has a 30 second reading from the Gospel of Luke for the purposes of saying what Christmas is all about, which is what Christmas is all about, is too much religion for the secularists.
This is just about facts. Christmas is about the birth of Jesus, but if you mention it this fact, then you violate the magical and imaginary separation of Church and State.
The trip of a public school to see the play has now been cancelled.
“We’re not waging a war,” LeeWood Thomas, a spokesman for the group, told KATV. “We’re basically calling a foul against the separation of church and state.”
Right, it is not a war on Christmas, it is a war on facts.
Christmas is a revered holiday for many. Fact.
Christmas, as a holiday, is celebrated by many because it is the birthday of Jesus. Fact.
Jesus is a person who was born circa 2000 years ago. Fact.
The segment of the Gospel of Luke is an account of that birth 2000 years ago. Fact.
Mention all these facts together and you are proselytizing and establishing religion? Absurd. But this is where we are now.