Thursday, December 16, 2004

Sooners protest Nativity removal

Voters incensed over a superintendent's decision to remove a Nativity scene from an elementary school Christmas program took out their anger at the ballot box, helping to defeat bond measures worth nearly $11 million.

On the advice of counsel, Karl Springer, superintendent of schools in Mustang County removed a Nativity seen that traditionally closed a Christmas play. However,

...Santa Claus, a Christmas tree and symbols of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa were left in the production.

As the Monk wrote here, eradicating religion from the public square means we repudiate the Judeo-Christian foundation of this country -- an ethos that has underpinned most social and scientific progress in the world since the 15th century. I am an agnostic who attends services regularly (with his family) enjoys the Christmas tradition and finds the notion of all other religions other than Christianity get preferential treatment to be the height of hypocrisy.

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