It is unconstitutional to present to students the concept of the Creator which is so openly acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence and numerous other Founding writings. EDWARDS v. AGUILLARD, 1987; FREILER v. TANGIPAHOA PARISH BD. OF EDUC., 1999; SELMAN v. COBB COUNTY, 2005; KITZMILLER v. DOVER AREA SCH. DIST., 2005; HURST v. NEWMAN, 2006
It is unconstitutional for a classroom library to contain books that deal with Christianity, or for a teacher to be seen with his personal copy of the Bible at school. ROBERTS v. MADIGAN, 1990 It is unconstitutional for advertisers who purchase advertising space in school settings to include any religious content in their paid advertisement. DILORETO v. DOWNEY UNIFIED SCH. BD. OF EDUC., 1999; 89 ANDERSON v. MEXICO ACADEMY AND CENTRAL SCH., 2002; 90 OXFORD BAPTIST CHURCH v. CATAWBA COUNTY SCH. BD. OF EDUC., 2004 91
It is unconstitutional for a speaker to deliver a secular message to public schools if that expert is also publicly known to be a Christian even if he is a member of the President’s Drug Task Force. ALEXANDER v. NACOGDOCHES SCH. DIST., 1991; 92 CARPENTER v. DILLON ELEMENTARY SCH. DIST. 10, 2005. It is unconstitutional for a kindergarten class to ask whose birthday is celebrated by Christmas. FLOREY v. SIOUX FALLS SCH. DIST., 1979 94
It is constitutional for public schools to display Jewish and Islamic religious holiday symbols but not Christian ones. SKOROS v. CITY OF NEW YORK, 2006 95 There are hundreds of similar rulings. It is therefore not surprising that an independent poll affirmed that 77 percent of the nation believes that “the courts have gone too far in taking religion out of public life,” and that 59 percent believe that judges have singled out Christianity for attack.
Furthermore, as the latter two rulings suggest, Christmas tends to be an especially restrictive time of year, when many schools completely eliminate or severely censor historic holiday words and traditions. For example: • “Christmas Holiday” is frequently changed to “Winter Holiday” or “Winter Break” to avoid using the word “Christmas,” 97 which is offensive because it contains the word “Christ.”
David Barton – There is not a correct style of worship. Jesus said there were only two qualifications and specifications for worship, “Worship Me in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24. That was it.