A Texas school district learned a very important lesson Thursday: dont mess with Charlie Brown, dont mess with the Baby Jesus and dont mess with the Lone Star States Merry Christmas law.
Judge Jack Jones issued a temporary restraining order against the Killeen Independent School District. The district had backed a principals decision to remove a Christmas poster that referenced a poignant scene in the beloved holiday cartoon, A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Dedra Shannon, an aide in Patterson Middle Schools nurses office, created the door-length poster – featuring Linus, a scrawny tree, and dialogue explaining the true meaning of Christmas.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior which is Christ the Lord. Thats what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown, Linus said.
Dedra Shannons poster was well-received among the staff and students but a few days later she was told by the principal that the decorations had to come down because non-Christian students might be offended or feel uncomfortable.
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