BATON ROUGE, La. – The Left’s “Christmas police” will soon be out of a job in Louisiana’s public schools.
Last week, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a new law that explicitly allows Christmas trees, nativity scenes, menorahs and other holiday symbols to be displayed on public school property.
The legislation allows the symbols “to be displayed in public schools as long as items representing multiple religions or secular belief systems are represented. No part of the display could promote adherence to a particular religion,” NOLA.com reports.
“Educators would also be authorized to teach children about the ‘traditional celebrations in winter’ and offer greetings such as ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Happy Kwanzaa.’”
The law – which did not receive a single ‘no’ vote in the Legislature – is based on Texas’ 2013 “Merry Christmas” law which has been upheld in court, NOLA.com adds.
The Associated Press reports the Louisiana law is a “clarification, to mirror a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows the school displays.”
The secularists and atheists who have been trying to eradicate any favorable mention of religion from America’s classrooms will obviously be unhappy with the development.
But that’s just too bad.
So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).