School district bans Santa Claus, religious imagery before Christmas

by FoxNews.com  |  published on December 2, 2016

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In a move to show respect to all religions, a school district in Oregon has decided to ban religious-themed decorations in the classrooms during the holidays.

The decision, which was revealed on Tuesday, bans decorations with images such as Santa Claus, according to KATU.

The school district released a notice to staff:

“You may still decorate your door or office if you like, but we ask that you be respectful and sensitive to the diverse perspectives and beliefs of our community and refrain from using religious-themed decorations or images like Santa Claus.”

“It really went out as a notification to staff, not even parents, just to make sure they are being sensitive and thoughtful as they enter the holiday season,” said Beth Graser, communications director for Hillsboro School District.

As expected, some parents are not happy with the new rule and believe it’s unnecessary.

  • Tiger

    And pray tell me, ooops used the word pray just what about the sensitivity of Christians? Oh right not apply. This has to end and they darned sure better be glad none of my grands going there I would desensitize the whole friggin bunch of dung bunnies.

  • CHRISTOPHER BOWEN

    Christmas is obviously a Christian celebration. A better alternative would be to have a similar day of celebration for the so-called ‘other’ religions that are otherwise ‘offended’ by the founding religion of Western Civilization and the United States. This is Left-Fascism run amok, much as removing the stars and stripes from Hampshire ‘College’ campus. Lunatics have taken over these liberal enclaves and prefigure the kind of neo-Marxist/Fascist one party government they aspire to impose. Enjoy!

  • Luke

    This has nothing to do with respecting religion, it has everything to do with disrespecting Christianity which is the only religion in America that Christmas celebrates. liberals are evil liars and do everything to shutdown freedom of religion in America as long as it is the one and only thing this country was founded on, Christianity..

  • mudguy1

    Where the parents on this? Time for them to stand up and show the school who is paying them.

  • setemfree

    Next they will say you cant pray, no American flag can be displayed, etc. This is anti- America. Shut the school down. Get rid of Supervisor, school board, and any others that are in charge. In-Americans are not wanted in the U.S.A.

  • RuFus92

    The sooner that Washington, Oregon and California break of and sink, taking all of the liberals and like thinkers with them, into the ocean the better this world will become.

  • Murph68

    Throw these progressive bums out of our schools! NOW!

  • justinwachin

    Santa Claus is not a religious figure. Maybe its time for President elect Trump to introduce school choice legislation where government funds would follow the students to the school of their choice. If these worthless bureaucrats had to compete for students and their associated federal dollars lots of this foolishness would end very quickly.

    It sounds like it is time for the voters in this town to replace their school board with one that isn’t anti Christian. This sounds like something you would see in North Korea or an Islamic country.

  • chocopot

    But I’ll bet they celebrate Kwanzaa and Ramadan.

  • Bob

    Are we also going to remove Liberal Religious items? Do they no longer have to be subjected to the repeated indoctrination of Global Warming? My son asked to be excused from a MANDATORY assembly where the movie An Inconvenient Truth was being showed at his High School. He asked if they would also screen the BBC Documentary with competing views. He was told the assembly was mandated by the school board and that there “were no competing views”.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    These left-wits are still running around like chickens with their heads cut off, attempting to impose their last minute dictates on everyone else, well left-wits, this nonsense of yours is over. This is your last chance before Jan.20 to spew your garbage.

  • spokencitizen

    liberal madness

  • Pat Enery

    Ban the menorah & the Israeli flag too in all fairness. That’s who is behind this.

    • used_to_be_a_liberal

      Bull manure, it’s Muslims, it’s left-wit insanity, it’s political correctness run amok

    • chocopot

      You’re an idiot.

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