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Christmas Victory! A Kindergarten student wins a small battle for Jesus

Even the youngest among us are calling for religions liberties! Brave kid!

A kindergarten student who wanted only to hand out Christmas gifts to her classmates, faced quite a hassle from the religious intolerant school system. She presented a range of gift options to her teacher, including bracelets that merely said “Merry Christmas” and other small gifts with a religious message.

The teacher conferred with her principal, and the principal said “no.” “No” to a pencil that said “Happy Birthday Jesus.” “No” even to the “Merry Christmas” bracelet. The principal’s action was of course unlawful. The student’s gifts represented her own speech, not the school’s, and the ACLJ has litigated the issue of student speech (and the free speech rights of children) to the United States Supreme Court many, many times.

After the student’s family contacted ACLJ (http://aclj.org/christmas-laws/christmas-victory-2), they sent a demand letter to the school, reminding the school district of the avalanche of precedent permitting student speech – even when those students are very young. Thankfully, the school relented and recognized its constitutional obligations. The student distributed her presents today.

The defense of liberty requires constant vigilance and active presence – whether that presence is in the United Nations, in the Supreme Court, in Jerusalem – or in Northwest Area Primary School in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania (population 896).

Read more here: http://aclj.org/christmas-laws/christmas-victory-2

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One Comment on “Christmas Victory! A Kindergarten student wins a small battle for Jesus”

  1. joesix December 23, 2011 at 12:57 am #

    Happy Third Night of Hanukkah!

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