Atheists Freak Over Bringing Schoolkids To See A Charlie Brown Christmas

They’re probably just pissed about that part about “Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”

(The Blaze) When one thinks of typical War on Christmas targets, Charlie Brown is, perhaps, the furthest catalyst to come to mind. Yet the popular cartoon character is at the center of an atheist-led battle in Little Rock, Arkansas, against the popular play and its production at a local house of worship.

The controversy commenced when some teachers at Terry Elementary School sent letters home to parents regarding taking first and second-grade students to see “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at Agape Church, KARK-TV recently reported. While the event isn’t school sanctioned, local atheists are outraged that educators are planning to take children to see the play, which includes religious themes.

Or perhaps they’re upset about the part that goes “and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

“We’re not saying anything bad about Charlie Brown,” Anne Orsi, a lawyer and vice-president of the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers (ASF), told KARK-TV. ”The problem is that it’s got religious content and it’s being performed in a religious venue and that doesn’t just blur the line between church and state, it over steps it entirely.”

This is all about one parent having a hissy fit, contacting the “Freethinkers”, and the group having a typical tizzy. Surely all left side politics leaners, who yammer on about diversity, multiculturalism, tolerance, expanding horizons, yet, blow a gasket over any mention of religion and want to deny others their right to practice.

“Those who stand up for the rights of children to be free from coercion aren’t making war either on religion or Christmas,” ASF spokesperson LeeWood Thomas said in a statement. “Rather this is a case of a church forming an alliance with local government to violate religious freedom.”

Have you ever read a story where any of these atheists groups have blocked schools from having Muslim days? Oh, oh, have you ever read a story where they work on Christmas and refuse holiday pay, or at least considered Christmas as just another day off? Yeah, me neither. These people (lets not blame all atheists, most simply go about their lives and couldn’t care less what you believers think or do) are simply miserable people who have to ruin it for everyone else.

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 unto 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 Savior, 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.’”

That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”

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Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2012-11-26 14:03:15

“Rather this is a case of a church forming an alliance with local government to violate religious freedom.”

Good Grief Charlie Brown!!!

Let me guess, they refused to go vote as well as many polling places are in churches. I bet they had no problem with voting places being located at schools where Obama’s picture and murals were hung.

This nation, this culture, was founded upon an alliance with religion. Our first fathers wanted to be able to practice religion and to be free to chose such religion. Their colonies were established as well based upon their religious beliefs.

Several states even had a religious requirement for citizenship. They wanted people who believed in GOD. They didn’t care which church you went to. Nor did they push one church doctrine over another. Yet, almost all views were christian based.

Many churches rent out school facilities (public use) on Sundays. So do other organizations.

In this case, it could be that this school did not have a space large enough for this showing.

And, I’m sorry, but since when is a voluntary activity “coercion”?

 
Comment by William Teach
2012-11-26 18:02:34

But, but, but, an atheist might be exposed, and would have to show that their non belief is actually kind of a belief.

But, where’s the outcry from atheists over religion at the African American and Indian American museums in DC, funded by the federal government? Or the art museum? Schools take trips there all the time.

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2012-11-26 21:13:08

Come on people. If you don’t like the town’s culture.. then MOVE!! no one forced your kid to attend the event, and no one is forcing you to live there.

At least until the UN gets involved.

 
Comment by John
2012-11-26 21:38:16

In theDNR Congo christianists have killed about 3,000,000 other christianists better tell them about the war against Christmas

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2012-11-26 21:53:05

so, the racist antisemitic troll is now moving to christian bashing. gotta cover all the hatin’ bases?

Might want to learn something before you spew your vile ignorant spittle. It’s the muslims that have been killing the Christians.

But then reality, facts, and truth were never your strong point. hell, not even a point for you.

 
Comment by William Teach
2012-11-26 22:56:21

Wow, you really dug for that one, eh, John? Except that number is combined from war, disease, and malnutrition. Please do your research.

 

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