It’s easily the best scene in “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Linus drops his security blanket, walks on stage, asks for the lights, and says, “For unto you is born this day in the City of David a savior which is Christ the Lord. That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”
Now, here’s a quiz. Is it legal for a public school teacher to display a poster of Linus with those immortal words?
A Texas principal said no and demanded a teacher remove religious references from the poster or take it down, in the name of separation of church and state.
But the principal was wrong. Which is why a Texas judge ordered that the poster could be restored.
This story illustrates the confusion out there regarding separation of church and state—especially in schools. That’s why for years, I’ve recommended Gateways to Better Education. They can help you and your school’s officials understand religious rights at school—at Christmas time and all year round. Visit Gateways at GoGateways.org.