Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas stricken from schools calendar

Christmas and Easter have been stricken from next year’s school calendar in Montgomery County. So have Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah.

Montgomery’s Board of Education voted 7 to 1 Tuesday to eliminate references to all religious holidays on the published calendar for 2015-2016, a decision that followed a request from Muslim community leaders to give equal billing to the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha.

In practical terms, Montgomery schools will still be closed for the Christian and Jewish holidays, as in previous years, and students will still get the same days off, as planned.

Board members said Tuesday that the new calendar will reflect days the state requires the system to be closed and that it will close on other days that have shown a high level of student and staff absenteeism. Though those days happen to coincide with major Christian and Jewish holidays, board members made clear that the days off are not meant to observe those religious holidays, which they say is not legally permitted.

Read the rest here.


lannes said...

"He who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God

The Anti-Gnostic said...

The secular State has no choice. Either all religions are equal, or it recognizes no religion.

lannes said...

Wouldn't be a problem if we didn't have so many anti-Christians in this country.
Feminists are always squawking about "hostile work environments"
but Christians have to shut up about environments hostile to their religion.

Jon Marc said...

Pathetic. Other countries can handle being multi-ethnic - where I grew up we got Orthodox, Muslim, secular, and even some Western holidays. Why can't the USA, a country founded by people from so many different religious movements?

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Where did you grow up?

lannes said...

Jon Marc sounds like the late Rodney King: "Can't we all just get along?"