Give me a "Christmas" Break...
Running a public school district is expensive and I have to figure that one of the bigger expenses is insurance. Instead of managing that expense for the benefit of all the students, teachers and parents, the IRSD has decided to make themselves virtually un-insurable by turning down an settlement with the Dobrich family brokered by their insurance company. In passing on the settlement the district decided to put "religious correctness" above common sense and good business practices.
In general terms, the settlement would have compelled the IRSD to stop its program of creating a hostile environment for non-Christian students and would have derailed the districts push to make Christianity the official religion of the IRSD. More specifically, the IRSD would have had to stop referring to the December holiday as a "Christmas Break" (gasp!) on its calendars and would have had to accept guidelines on prayers at graduations and other public events.
What I'd like to know is - When did the Christians in Sussex County get such flimsy faith?
Why is their faith so threadbare that having prayers which acknowledge the fact that not everyone believes in Jesus is such an overwhelming concern? I think that the reality of the situation is that the people of IRSD have sturdier faith than that - BUT
they have fallen into the thrall of some "religious correctness" pimps.
Like the Dover, PA school board before them, the IRSD may soon find that these religious correctness pimps (like "Stop the ACLU", Gerald Hocker and the other State Reps who endorsed Christianity as the IRSD's official religion
) don't really have the best interests of the IRSD at heart. For that matter, they don't even have Christ's interests at heart. They are in it as a business, to mine this issue for votes and money, and the IRSD just became a motherload for them.