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Kids cards for veterans refused; ‘Merry Christmas,’‘God bless you’ not allowed!

December 24, 2013 by Michael Dorstewitz 97 Comments


Students at a North Texas elementary school got a lesson in political correctness when they discovered that a Dallas VA hospital doesn’t allow the phrase “Merry Christmas” on Christmas cards sent to veterans. Um, they’re Christmas cards.

The kids at Grace Academy in Prosper spent Friday making the cards with plans to hand deliver them on Monday, according to Dallas-Fort Worth Fox WDFW.

“I’m hoping that it might make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with and I’d like them to know they’ve not been forgotten and somebody wanted to say thank you,” said fourth grader Gracie Brown to the local Fox station.

Gracie and her brother, Luke, each made Christmas cards for the vets, and proudly showed them off.

“It includes ‘Merry Christmas,’ and when you open it up, it says ‘Thank you for your service’ and the American flag,” said Luke.

But their excitement over doing a good deed was short-lived when they were told that their cards wouldn’t pass muster — no “God bless you,” no religious references, not even a “Merry Christmas” are allowed.

Gracie and Luke’s mom, Andrea, was incensed.

“This wasn’t the country I grew up in, when you couldn’t say ‘Merry Christmas,’ you couldn’t say ‘God bless you’ or reference any scripture,” she said.

Susan Chapman, a math teacher at Grace Academy, is married to a veteran and came up with the idea.

“It really didn’t occur to me there would be a problem with distributing Christmas cards,” Chapman told the station.

She got the bad news when she called Monday morning to schedule the delivery.

 “I told him my students made cards, we’d like to bring them down for the veterans,” said Chapman. “And he said, ‘That’s great. We’re thrilled to have them, except the only thing is, we can’t accept anything that says ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘God bless you’ or any scriptural references because of all the red tape.’”

I agree with Gracie and Luke’s mom — this isn’t the country I grew up in either.

Watch the report from WDFW.


 

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/12/24/kids-cards-for-veterans-refused-merry-christmasgod-bless-you-not-allowed-90288
« Last Edit: December 25, 2013, 08:36:36 AM by rangerrebew »
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What has America become? Hostile to citizens of faith? Contemptuous to the word of God? Insulting, rude to our spiritual needs? This is not the America I grew up in.
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What has America become? Hostile to citizens of faith? Contemptuous to the word of God? Insulting, rude to our spiritual needs? This is not the America I grew up in.

The military isn't hostile to islam, so their faith must be better than that of Christians. :banghead:
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The pendulum will swing the other way soon enough. Then you'll have to worry about a theocracy instead.

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True, but our Constitution prevents it to happen..
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True, but our Constitution prevents it to happen..

You mean that outmoded piece of parchment that has failed to evolve?

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You mean that outmoded piece of parchment that has failed to evolve?

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The rule of the Constitution has been replaced by the rule of the President.

Joseph Story, the original expert on the Constitution, said the Constitution was NOT intended to be a living document because it would make it too easy to ignore and change it.  Liberals/socialist/communists argue for the "living document" interpretation because it is too hard and time consuming to change it the way built into the document. He was correct.
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Where's the other side of the story?

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“I told him my students made cards, we’d like to bring them down for the veterans,” said Chapman. “And he said, ‘That’s great. We’re thrilled to have them, except the only thing is, we can’t accept anything that says ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘God bless you’ or any scriptural references because of all the red tape.’

Seems like the Brass doing their usual - SNAFU.
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The pendulum will swing the other way soon enough. Then you'll have to worry about a theocracy instead.

Disbelieve me? Look to Russia.

We already have that - a cult of personality that's elevated Obama to the godhead; Obama's "sweeping" (as the Old Gray Whore has finally admitted) exercise of the executive order - "law" stripped of the Constitutional legislative process - is precisely the sort of dispensation the royals of old used to govern (or, more often, to mis-govern) their fiefdoms.
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Where's the other side of the story?

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Why don't you look into that and get back to us?  It happened right in YOUR backyard, after all.

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Where's the other side of the story?

We get all incensed about one-sided reporting, then lap it up when it favors our side.
I  believe normal journalism would cite the sources at the VA hospital that were involved, even if they wouldn't talk.

Absence of even that level of content and detail makes me suspicious.

The source, WND, further leads me to be skeptical.


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