Christmas may be over but war against it limps along in CA public schools

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
 | 
Becky Yeh - California correspondent (OneNewsNow.com)

A legal group is demanding action from school officials who censored students from sharing their faith and passing out items with a religious message. 

Legal group Advocates for Faith and Freedom is defending two California students who were censored by school officials when they shared their Christian faith.

The families of Isaiah Martinez and Brynn Williams asked for legal assistance after teachers prevented them from sharing the true meaning of Christmas.

OneNewsNow has reported that Martinez, a first grader in West Covina, wanted to pass out candy canes during Christmas with a religous message about the history of the candy cane.

Tyler

A teacher took the candy and reportedly told the child, "Jesus is not allowed in school." 

Williams, a Temecular Valley first grader, brought a Star of Bethlehem from her family's Christmas tree as a show-and-tell assignment, OneNewsNow reported

The little girl was told by the teacher to sit down before she could share her story. 

The legal group has scheduled meetings with each school district and is demanding that the students be allowed to pass out items with the Christmas story and to finish a presentation about Jesus without interruption.

"The pendulum has swung so far in the wrong direction that often school officials, teachers feel entitled to be able to express hostility toward Christian students in the faith," says Robert Tyler, general counsel at Advocates.

The Constitution does not permit that, says Tyler, and instead requires a "neutrality toward all religions."

Advocates is also demanding that each school district adopt a model policy that will protect the religious liberties of all students. The model policy would then be utilized nationwide.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

If accused of praying for your elected government officials, how would you plead?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump asserts all agree he has complete power to pardon
Bush, Cuban: Trump dragging down GOP, billionaires
Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots
Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71
Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake
More Israeli troops sent to West Bank, placed on high alert
Trump to attend commissioning of USS Gerald R. Ford
German runaway girl who converted to Islam is found in Iraq

LATEST FROM THE WEB

GOP, Dems agree on sweeping sanctions bill -- including provision Trump opposed
Report: McConnell to set Obamacare repeal vote for Tuesday
Senate Minority Leader Schumer's approval ratings take a dive
'Bible Answer Man' urged by founder's family to resign
Trump: USS Ford 'A 100,000-ton message to the world'

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Liberty Counsel jumps in to help MA patient taken from parents

Liberty Counsel is pursuing all possible remedies to return an ailing daughter from court-ordered foster care to her loving parents.