As Twitchy reported, citizens packed a board meeting of the Killeen Independent School District in Texas Tuesday evening, after the school district ordered a hand-made poster depicting a scene from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” removed from the door of the nurse’s office.
Clinic aide Dedra Shannon attended the meeting with the backing of the nonprofit group Texas Values and the support of Attorney General Ken Paxton, who had sent a letter to the district calling its policy unlawful under the state’s 2013 “Merry Christmas Law,” which allows students, teachers, and administrators to acknowledge the holiday “without fear of censorship, persecution, or litigation.”
Despite public complaints, it turns out the school board voted 6-1 in favor of upholding the take-down order, but the Houston Chronicle reports that a judge has ruled that Linus van Pelt and his Christmas message can return to the school under the condition that the words “Ms. Shannon’s Christmas message” be added.
— Matt Schwartz (@SchwartzChron) December 15, 2016
— Texas Values (@txvalues) December 15, 2016
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— Laurie Guthrie (@LaurieGuthrie) December 15, 2016