Jordan Lorence

Also, it does not require school officials to change the words of Christmas carols sung at the school’s Christmas, er, Winter Concert. School officials can constitutionally use religious songs for educational purposes, like, to teach history (black gospel spirituals) or to challenge the students’ skills (like Handel’s Messiah) or even because the songs are relevant to the community or time of year. Imagine how students would suffer from a deficient public school education plucked bare off anything referencing religion. No Shakespeare? No Renaissance art?

Yes, Virginia, there is Christmas censorship, but the Constitution does not require it. And frankly, those demanding it should find more important things to do.


Jordan Lorence

Jordan Lorence is a senior counsel at the Washington, D.C., office of the Alliance Defense Fund, a legal alliance defending the right to hear and speak the Truth through strategy, training, funding, and litigation (www.telladf.org).