Criminalizing Christmas Cookies, Candy Canes, and Crèches

This year, America is receiving a subliminal holiday message that Nativity scenes pose a more imminent threat than Gitmo detainees being tried on American soil. Regardless of personal Christmas traditions, most Americans agree that the Nativity visually represents the biblical story of Jesus's birth. Thus, controversial crèche issues are not about Christmas, but Christianity.Founding Father Thomas Jefferson said that "[t]he Bible is the cornerstone of liberty ... Students' perusal of the sacred volume will make us better citizens, better fathers, and better husbands."Who could have foreseen the First Amendment becoming a secular platform to warn public schoolchildren to leave angel-shaped butter cookies home from school under threat of being "boiled [in] pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through [the] heart"?Christmas in America is in the process of being prohibited by a public school system that has zero compunction about striking Jell-O from the...(Read Full Article)