Parents at Kentucky school pushback against political correctness

The Johnson County, Kentucky school district sent a notice to all schools a few weeks ago, telling them that all religious references must be removed from Christmas programs. No singing of religiously themed carols. No references to the real meaning of Christmas. And this included a student production of the beloved Christmas story "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Teachers at W.R. Castle Elementary School were directed to remove the moving scene where Linus shares the true meaning of Christmas by reading from the Gospel of Luke.  Superintendent Tom Salyer confirmed to me that the entire passage was excised from the program after the district received a single complaint.  “We’re not reading that, sir,” Salyer told me. “It disappoints men that we have to do this.” The superintendent, who said he is a church-going man, said he was simply following the advice of school district attorneys.  The live production, based...(Read Full Post)