Bill O'Reilly has targeted an elementary school in Massachusetts for daring to have a non-religious holiday fair.
Byam Elementary School banned all religious decorations from its Gift Room. It's the way they've done it for years; when the Parent Teachers Organization held meetings encouraging new people to get involved in the event and brainstorm about new ideas, no one but past volunteers responded. Then, once planning was underway, some families started complaining about the secular nature of the fair -- and quickly got their ire broadcast on talk radio.
So on Friday, in the spirit of Christmas, Fox News' O'Reilly aired a segment in which his ambushing and stalking producer, Jesse Watters, went to the school and harassed the superintendent. Via News Hounds:
Answer by ecodani at 2:44 PM on Dec. 6, 2009
Are you asking if Bill ORielly or the school is crossing the line? The school is doing what's correct. ORielly is looking for a story to stir people up.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 2:44 PM on Dec. 6, 2009
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Answer by Crissy1213 at 2:59 PM on Dec. 6, 2009
I say when other religions have a national/federal holiday established (no work/school at government/public institutions), THEN they can complain!
Christian holidays are the ONLY religious based ones this country has established....wonder why that is???? Because our founding fathers were Christian!
If the Jewish, Africans and Muslims, Pagans, Atheists, Buddists, etc., want their OWN national holidays--where they can decorate and sing in their traditional manner, then should petition for it! Until then..............
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Dec. 6, 2009
Christian denominations are: Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican/Episcopalian, Oriental Orthodoxy, Uniting Church in Australia. Apostolic Church, Baptist, Brethren, Church of Christ, Church of God, Congregationalist, Disciples of Christ, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Pentecostal and Assemblies of God, Presbyterian, Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventist, and United Church of Christ.
The Founding Fathers religious affiliations were: Episcopalian/Anglican (88), Presbyterian (30), Congregationalist (27), Quaker (7), Dutch Reformed/German Reformed (6), Lutheran (5), Catholic (3), Huguenot (3), Unitarian (3), Methodist (2), and Calvinist (1)
Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Dec. 6, 2009
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