"I was very upset, I really was. If it's not a school sponsored activity, I don't understand why 'Christmas' had to come out of 'Christmas Tree'."For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:
-- John Fletcher, Commander, American Legion, Marlborough, NH
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-- From "Officials ask for word 'Christmas' to be removed from NH town tradition" by Kathryn Burcham, WFXT-TV25 (Boston, MA) 11/30/15
"He wanted me to change it to say "holiday tree lighting" instead," Fletcher told FOX25. "It's not a holiday tree, it's a Christmas tree. If you want a holiday tree, then do it for Valentine's Day, or Columbus Day, or whatever you want."
Fletcher and his wife - who play Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at the tree lighting - used WhiteOut to remove the word "Christmas" from the flyer but refused to change the actual wording.
"In this case, this political correctness has just gone too far. it's just getting out of hand," Fletcher said.
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From "School district bans the word 'Christmas' from flyer" by Todd Starnes, FoxNews.com 12/2/15
[Fletcher] was so upset he wrote a letter to the Sentinel Source – the newspaper of record in that neck of the woods.
“As commander of the American Legion it offends me,” he wrote. “I respect all rights; always have. But do not take away our rights because you may offend someone else.”
I called Superintendent Malay to find out why the word “Christmas” needed to be deleted, but he did not return my message.
Folks, I chatted with at the local school are pretty upset at how Mr. Fletcher was treated. They say the superintendent really ruffled some feathers.
To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.
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