Christmas Under Fire, Part 2: Eastfield College
This year, Eastfield College in the Dallas County Community College District gave the gift that unfortunately some keep on giving – religious discrimination. A retired Dallas resident was told by Eastfield instructors and officials that he would no longer be allowed to make crosses in his non-credit ceramics class. Joe Mitchell, who has taken the classes for three years, began making ceramic crosses and other religious items to give as gifts to church volunteers and friends, and even donated some to be sold for homeless charities. When instructors told him to stop making crosses, he consulted with Free Market Foundation’s legal arm, which just sent a demand letter to Eastfield’s explaining that such discrimination is unconstitutional. Seen an attack on Christmas? Send your “Christmas Under Fire” stories to firstname.lastname@example.org now! Missed Christmas Under Fire, Part 1? Visit this blog for more info about the war on Christmas in the Texas State Board of Education.
Suspension, Psych Evaluation for 8-Year-Old After Drawing Jesus on the Cross
In Massachusetts, an eight-year-old special needs boy was sent home from school and required to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after he drew a picture of Jesus on the cross. The assignment? Draw something that reminds you of Christmas. His teacher said that it was violent, and school administrators forced him into counseling. The boy will soon transfer to another school, but the damage is done. What do you think?