December 23, 2004
WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS 2004 COMPETITION
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Several readers report the story that a 7th grader at New Hampshire's Hampton Academy Junior High School was denied admission to the school's "Holiday Dance" because he went wearing a Santa Claus costume:
"Principal Fred Muscara said he told the boy he couldn't get into the dance because he was wearing the costume.
"'It was a holiday party,' said Muscara. [Send him a Holiday greeting] 'It was not a Christmas party. There is a separation of church and state. We have a lot of students that go to Hampton Academy Junior High that have different religions. We have to be sensitive to that.'" [Boy in a Santa suit asked to quit dance, by Patrick Cronin, The Hampton Union, December 21 2004]
So "sensitive" does Muscara feel compelled to be that even secular aspects of the Christian tradition must be eradicated.
Interestingly, this item was picked up by The Drudge Report—indication that Big Foot Media is becoming aware of mounting resistance to the War Against Christmas out there in Americaland.