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  • “Holiday” is not equal to “Christmas”

    Filed at 8:48 am under by Tim Haas

    A seventh grader was turned away from a school dance because he came dressed up as Santa Claus. Unfortunately, the adults don’t seem to be able to keep their stories straight…

    …school Superintendent James Gaylord said the boy was banned because he violated the dress code for last Friday’s event, which was supposed to be a “dress-up dance.”
    Gaylord also said the beard covered the student’s face, so it was difficult to tell who it was.

    But Principal Fred Muscara is quoted in a local newspaper as saying, “It was a holiday party. It was not a Christmas party. There is a separation of church and state. We have a lot of students that go to Hampton Academy Junior High that have different religions. We have to be sensitive to that.”

    I’ll betcha Gaylord’s not real happy with Muscara right now. 😉

    2 Responses to ““Holiday” is not equal to “Christmas””

    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe
    December 24th, 2004
    at 8:28 pm

    So..uhhh..they aren’t sensitive to the students that worship Santa?

    Or is it Christmas isn’t one of the qualifying “holidays”?

    Comment by
    December 24th, 2004
    at 9:24 pm

    This is so weird! When I was a kid, church people were always dissing Santa, saying that he distracted people from the religious meaning of Christmas. Now he’s unwelcome because he’s a religious symbol?

    Santa gets no respect!