The following news story appeared in numerous publications across the country during December 2006. A partial listing of those publications carrying the story can be found at the bottom of the page.
DISCOVERCHRISTIANSCHOOLS.COM SUPPORTS SAYING 'MERRY CHRISTMAS' IN ALL SCHOOLS
BROOKHAVEN, Penn., Dec. 6, 2006 -- (MNA PRESS) --
DiscoverChristianSchools.com supports students in schools all across the nation, whether private or public, to speak the greeting "Merry Christmas" during the Christmas season.
It is confusing and may be damaging to small children if they are reprimanded for wishing their classmates, teachers and others, 'Merry Christmas'. When children are taught that the meaning of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, then they don't understand what they've done wrong when they simply wish someone to have a nice Christmas. Their excitement for the season is squelched and
they begin to question what they've been taught. It is every person's first amendment right to be able to wish someone 'Merry Christmas' at Christmastime. It's hard to even fathom that we have to make statements like these in this day and age. I think adults should learn from children that if something this simple becomes so complicated, perhaps something has gone awry," stated Harold Naylor, co-founder of DiscoverChristianSchools.com.
DiscoverChristianSchools.com holds these educational worldviews:
* All truth is God's truth, and God's Word sheds light on our path. Only in His light can we see light. Education is not focused on possibilities but on certainties found in God's Word.
* Deuteronomy 6 tells parents that, in all they do, they should provide a godly education for their children.
* Three key institutions that shape a child are the home, the church and the school. Children are served best when all three institutions point them in the same direction.
* Only an education that has the liberty to address the whole child -- social, intellectual, emotional, physical AND spiritual -- reaches the possibility of excellence.
This news release was published by media outlets across the U.S.