I received an email from the National Headquarters of The American Legion today, the day after Christmas. It states that the Dallas VA Medical Center denied school children the distribution of handmade Christmas cards to veteran patients because the cards referenced the holiday by name — Christmas.
The email further states that the VA Hospital in Augusta Georgia turned away school kids that came to sing Christmas carols as they have done the past couple of years. When the kids walked in, the VA gave them a list of songs that were permissible to sing, presumably non-secular.
And in Iowa City, American Legion members were told they couldn’t hand out gifts to veterans if the wrapping paper said Merry Christmas.
It seems to me that one of the driving reasons for the colonies break away from England was to pursue religious freedom.
Better watch out for what comes next. The law may forbid the display of the nativity scene in your front yard. Ludicrous!