Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easter Event at White House Avoids Christians

Whereas last year, President Obama featured homosexuals at the Easter Egg Roll, this year he's decided to limit ticket distribution to public school students only, excluding Christian school students.

-- From "Some D.C. students will receive Easter Egg Roll tickets" by Jenna Johnson, Washington Post Staff Writer 3/23/10

Ever since the scramble for tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll moved online, many Washington area residents have felt a little cheated. The competition for tickets is no longer a long line you can visually size up. Now it's elusive, nationwide clicking.

But today, some of the District's youngest residents will feel a little ticket love.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan plans to hand out tickets to students at J.O. Wilson Elementary School in Northeast Washington during a visit to observe how the school has improved its academic rigor and helped students live healthier lives.

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From "Obama Excludes Private and Catholic School Children From Easter Egg Roll Ticket Giveaway" by Penny Starr, CNSNews Senior Staff Writer 3/24/10

The Obama administration announced on Tuesday it has reserved 3,000 free tickets to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll for students in D.C.-area public and charter schools, but not for children who attend private or parochial schools.

Why exclude children in private and parochial schools, asked the father of a parochial school student at Tuesday’s press conference where U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty announced the ticket giveaway.

Robert Brannum’s 17-year-old son Nicholas attends St. John’s College High School, a Catholic school in the District. Brannum told he believes the 3,000 tickets reserved for public school students should be available to all students.

Brannum said he not only supports D.C. public schools, he attended and taught at those schools. But, he added, “There are students in the District of Columbia who attend private schools, parochial schools, or even (are) home schooled, and their parents pay taxes and they should be able to participate in some of the benefits of being citizens of the District of Columbia.”

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