You may have read about the little boy who made his classmates Valentine’s with the Christian message in the image to the left, only to have them confiscated when he got to school.
Every time I hear something like this, I can only shake my head. How does it make sense that we’re supposed to be accepting of everyone else’s religious beliefs in order to be “politically correct” or “culturally diverse”, and yet Christian beliefs aren’t allowed in case we offend anyone?
And really. Do they truly believe the kids would have been offended? No, of course not! Most likely, they would have glanced at the paper for a split second and then gone for the candy. It’s the parents who are more likely to have been offended, if anyone. And I’m thinking that most likely, the principal just didn’t want to deal with the parents about a touchy subject such as religion.
I remember when I was in school, Christmas was Christmas. Not just “the holidays.”
We had Jewish kids in my class who did winter themed projects when the rest of us made Christmas crafts, and we all had fun. We learned the dreidel song in class, and performed Silent Night for the Christmas concert.
The Muslim kids in the school were excused from the lunchroom while we ate during Ramadan, and we all joined each other on the playground after the rest of us had eaten.
Our countries were founded on Christianity.
The US claims, “In God we trust.”
The Canadian national anthem prays, “God, keep our land glorious and free.”
So why does society think it’s OK to shun Christianity yet accept other religions?
Have you ever experienced a situation in which you were told your faith was not allowed?