Texas Judge Says Charlie Brown X-Mas Display At School Okay
A Texas judge has ruled that a middle school will be allowed to keep up a Charlie Brown Christmas poster that included a bible verse on it.
After a district tried to ban a Charlie Brown Christmas poster that had a bible verse on it, a Texas judge has ruled that the middle school can display the poster. The poster was made to cover a six-foot door of the nurse's office at Patterson Middle School in Killeen, Texas. The poster showed Linus from the popular Charlie Brown cartoon reading scripture from the bible. The poster read,
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord... That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."
The school board voted earlier to ban the poster from the school, saying it could offend students who aren't Christians.
Republican Attorney General Ken Patton disagreed, and sued the district for "unlawfully stamping out religious expression."
The Conservative Christian sued the district the very next day and demanded the district allow the school nurse's aide Dedra Shannon to put the poster back up.
The judge agreed with the district, as long as they added on the poster that it was "Ms. Shannon's Christmas Message." The district also released a statement regarding the ruling,
"We believe that directing the individual to include the additional text better complies with state and federal law. We support this decision."