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May have to disclaim Rudolph!
In Dec. 11 Issue

Where does it end? Will it end? More importantly, how will it end?

Each Christmas we see and hear more and more issues of people filing charges, making complaints and bringing law suits simply for using the word “Christmas” or for making reference to religion.

This year is no exception and we have even seen one state capitol allowing a sign posted next to a nativity scene stating there was no God.

But a most significant incident we  noted this season was in Wilmington, North Carolina. This one parent filed a complaint with the school board because her child was being exposed to the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and she objected and wanted it pulled from the program.

She claimed it was religious and although her kindergarten child did not have to be in the program nor did they have to attend the program, the parent wanted it stopped.

It was later decided good ole Rudolph was secular and not religious and the kindergarten program was allowed to happen and the young boys and girls were allowed to sing about Rudolph.

What disturbs us the most is where will it end. How many more years will it take before we will all have to whisper the word “Christmas” and disclaim knowing anything about Rudolph guiding Santa and saving the joy of Christmas.

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