School Bans Poinsettias and Santa -- too religious

An elementary school principal in Stockton, CA, has banned Santa Claus and poinsettias from the classroom. When a local reporter asked why, the principal gave no comment. However, a district official explained that "teachers are encouraged to be respectful." Respectful of what?

Poinsettias are now considered religious symbols that will offend non-Christians? This is just the latest example of how fear and misinformation leads to unnecessary censorship at Christmas.

You can make sure YOUR local school principals have the FACTS about how to lawfully acknowledge Christmas and support freedom of religious expression at school all year long.


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In the next 30 days, we want to contact school officials in your community.
Let me explain how you can have us send materials on religious liberties to school officials in your community. This will go a long way toward keeping Christ in Christmas and promoting students' and teachers' freedom of religious expression all year long!

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At Gateways to Better Education, we have helped thousands of educators all across the country move from fear to freedom in their classrooms. Often, parents and grandparents are the ones who help get our life-changing materials into the hands of teachers.

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As our way of saying "Thank you" for your partnership toward our $100,000 goal, we will send the three materials to the school officials of your choice. For every $50 gift, we'll reach out to one school official (or we can send them to you). For your gift of $100, we will send materials to two school officials. For a gift of $500, you can have us send the materials to TEN school officials in your community!

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