Naw, there's no war on Christmas.
The school district of Little Rock, Arkansas thought it would be nice to bus their kids to a church to see a Christmas play based on "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
However, ONE mother was so shocked and horrified by this that she was compelled to complain to the school district, and then contact the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers (the title of 'freethinker' always gets a chuckle out of me), who wrote a nasty little letter to the school district which suggested there could be legal action.
Attendance of the play was optional. The Mom was going to let her attend out of "fear" of harassment of her daughter by the kids who got to go (how dramatic).
The school's knee-jerk reaction was to cancel the trip, and the church considered canceling the matinee performance.
Some parents contacted the Liberty Counsel, which specializes in defending 1st Amendment rights. They informed the school that attendance at this play does not violate the 1st Amendment due to the historical significance of Christianity's influence on the holidays.
The school made a compromise deal which allows kids to attend the show without making it an official school function, but understands now that there is a legal right to discuss Christianity in a public classroom without proselytizing.
Leewood Thomas, the spokesman for ASF commented: